Dentures & Partials
What are Dentures & Partials?
Both dentures and partials will help to enhance and fill in your smile when you’re missing teeth. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, it can be downright impossible to eat and chew your favorite foods. You might avoid meeting or seeing people because you’re embarrassed about the way that you look. Quality prosthetic appliances can be made for you in our office, providing you with a full and healthy-looking smile that you can feel confident in showing off.
Why would Dentures & Partials be needed?
The reason you might need a denture or partial is because you’re missing many or all of your teeth. It is not uncommon for patients who have gum disease to need to have remaining broken, decayed or loose teeth removed before placing a new denture. Dentures offer restorative and cosmetic benefits, and they are made to look completely natural and realistic. Whether you’re a new denture wearer or just need an old set of dentures replaced, we can work with you in our office to provide you with a great smile.
In this video, our dentist in Jacksonville, Dr. Kathleen Stevens provides an overview of what dentures are!
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Who is a candidate for Dentures & Partials?
We will first examine your teeth to determine which type of denture is best for you. If you still have a lot of your own natural teeth and they’re healthy and strong, we may recommend that you have a partial denture made. Partials snap onto the surrounding teeth and the prosthetic only contains the teeth you’re missing. If you’re missing all of your teeth or need to have multiple extractions done, we might suggest a full denture.
What happens during the procedure to make as well as place Dentures & Partials?
The procedure begins with impressions, which are taken to make molds of your teeth, gums and mouth. These impressions are then used to make the actual prosthetic appliance. You will come into the office in about two weeks to have the denture fitted. We can make minor adjustments to the denture in our office, but major adjustments may require that the denture be redone completely. You should remove the denture nightly to clean it and store it safely away. Most dentures can last for anywhere from five to seven years before it’s recommended that they be replaced.
Contact Blue Sky Dental Group Today!
If you’re interested in learning more about dentures and partials, or are interested in scheduling a consultation, please don’t hesitate to call us today! Our friendly team would be delighted to assist you.
In this video, Dr. Stevens discusses what you can do if your dentures start to feel loose.