Complete and Partial Dentures

complete and partial dentures

Smile Again with Complete and Partial Dentures

Dentures have been a trusted solution for years for tooth loss, and have never been more effective and comfortable as they are today. Modern complete and partial dentures are natural-looking, sturdy, and effective for replacing several or even a whole row of missing teeth. For those that have several or all teeth missing, there is a practical resolution that restores the patient’s abilities to speak, eat, and smile with confidence.

Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic devices used to replace any missing or weak teeth. Dentures are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the mouth.  Two types of dentures are available—complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain. Complete dentures are available as “conventional” or “immediate.” These are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are several different designs, some of which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants. Immediate dentures are usually temporary and used in the transition to successful denture wearing.

When a patient has an entire row of teeth missing, a complete (or full) denture replaces those teeth and provides the support your jaw needs. These dentures are put into place using natural suction or a dental adhesive. Dentures are remarkable because they restore the patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence just like they before.

Partial dentures fit like a puzzle piece. When one or more healthy teeth still remain in the gum line, partial dentures can fill in the gaps. The partials fit with the remaining teeth like a missing puzzle piece with clips and metal brackets holding it into place. Dentures have several life-improving benefits such as the restored ability to eat, speak, and smile with ease, the freedom from denture adhesives, improved oral health, and dental implants that can last a lifetime.

In addition to the complete services in cosmetic dentistry offered by Dr. Wilgus, his office also provides alternative sedation for patients who require extensive dental procedures or suffer from dental anxiety. You no longer have to avoid necessary dental procedures out of fear! Call the staff at Dr. Ryan Wilgus today and improve your smile with complete and partial dentures, pain free! 916-457-7710.

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