Partial & Complete Dentures
Dentures and partials are typically used as a more economical option for replacing multiple missing teeth.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures- complete and partial dentures, complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.
Reasons for dentures:
Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Impressions and measurements are taken and used to create your custom dentures. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At your final appointment, Dr. Petron will adjust and place the completed denture. It is common to have to come back to the office for several adjustments once the dentures are placed.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.