Removable Partial & Complete Dentures
Replacing your missing or damaged teeth will benefit not only your appearance, but your overall health as well. Using state-of-the-art technology and updated materials, dentures can now be custom-designed to look more natural and feel more comfortable.
It may take some time to adjust to your dentures. Speaking and eating may feel different at first, but these regular activities will resume normally once you are accustomed to your dentures.
Partial dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth by attaching via a metal framework to your natural teeth. Partials are for patients needing to replace a few missing teeth. These dentures can be used either on the upper or lower arch. Partials should be handled with care, and should be cleaned each day to remove food particles and plaque.
When a patient is missing all of his/her natural teeth, complete dentures are used to restore function and appearance. For patients who experience lack of stability and poor chewing function with dentures, dental implants may be used to secure the dentures.
Complete dentures can replace the upper or lower jaw, or both.
Upper dentures are held in place by a vacuum created between your appliance and the palate of your mouth.
Lower dentures are horseshoe-shaped to accommodate the tongue, and, due to lack of suction, are often held in place by implants placed in the jaw for support.
Proper denture care is essential to the durability of your dentures and the overall health of your mouth. Be sure to:
Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled tooth brush. (Don’t forget to brush your gums and tongue as well.)
While not being worn, keep your dentures in denture solution and/or water (not hot) to prevent warping.
Handle with care and keep out of the reach of children and pets.
If your dentures become loose, chip, break or crack, please see our office.