Full & Partial Dentures
For patients who are on a budget or in situations where implants or bridges are not possible, removable dentures may be the only solution for teeth replacement. We offer many kinds of dentures to fit every budget. Dentures allow patients to resume their normal lifestyle, improve facial proportions and facial contours that occur when teeth are lost. Normal facial proportions are returned when a person's teeth are replaced correctly. The lips and cheeks are properly supported creating your optimal appearance.
There are many different types of dentures such as implant supported dentures, full dentures, partial dentures, cast metal frame partial dentures, Valplast™ dentures, and flippers (one tooth replacement). During your consultation your dentist will discuss all possible options and will guide you so the best possible denture can be selected for your case.
Complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate". Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
A removable partial acrylic denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. This is generally a good solution for replacing missing teeth in the same arch that are not necessarily together. For example 3 teeth on the bottom left and 3 teeth on the bottom right. Please see the picture on the side.
Metal Frame Partial Denture
The Metal Frame Partial is our highest quality partial. It is fabricated with a cast metal frame which is customized to fit your mouth. With this partial however, the models are sent to a specialty lab where the custom framework is created. That framework is sent back to our lab where the teeth are mounted. This partial requires several visits, usually two to three weeks apart to complete the process. The time needed to complete the denture from start to finish is approximately four to six weeks.
Implant Supported Dentures
Check out the differences between dental implant supported dentures and removable dentures. An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that issupported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. Implant supported dentures offer better denture retention, do not need any creams or adhesives like seabond or poligrip, generally require very little maintenance and rarely, if ever, need replacement or repairs