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DENTURES

Dentures

Also known as false teeth or plates, dentures are custom-made, temporary replacements for missing teeth and gum tissue that can be inserted and removed for your mouth.

There are four different types of dentures: full dentures, partial dentures, flexible partial dentures and implant-supported dentures.

  • With full dentures, the upper denture covers the palate, and the lower denture makes space for your tongue and covers your lower gum and teeth.
    • Full dentures are usually required when a person has lost all their teeth or has had them removed.
  • Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth in a row; they temporarily attach to your natural teeth. Partial dentures are like dental bridges, they are removable and are a great alternative if most of your teeth and gums are in healthy condition.
  • Flexible partial dentures utilize a special, flexible plastic that is more natural looking than regular acrylic ones. Flexible partial dentures are virtually unnoticeable.
  • Implant-supported dentures, while removable by your dentist, cannot be removed by yourself as they are attached to dental implants embedded in the jawbone.

Your dentist will determine which type of denture is best for you, based on your individual needs.

Bridges & Partials

A fixed bridge can often be an ideal solution to restoring one or more missing teeth. The replacement tooth is anchored to crowns placed on both sides of the missing teeth to restore a proper bite, function and beauty to your smile.

Should the support teeth surrounding the missing tooth be inadequate, a partial denture may be an appropriate choice. The removable metal frame holds one or more porcelain replacement teeth in place to restore function and protect remaining teeth.

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