If you are missing multiple teeth, dentures may be a good, economical option for you! There are several types of dentures that we can fabricate to replace several teeth at once.
Partial dentures use the teeth that you still have as support. They clip onto your remaining teeth with metal “arms” and fill the spaces with prosthetic pink gums and teeth. Most patients are able to eat and speak comfortably with partial dentures, but they do need to be taken out each night, and occasionally through the day.
Complete dentures are made when you are missing all of the teeth on top or bottom. Upper dentures suction to the roof of your mouth, while lower dentures rest on the gums. Your dentures are made in several steps to ensure they are comfortable and fit your mouth as snugly as possible.
While most patients adjust well to dentures, dentures may be difficult for you to wear if you have dry mouth, extensive bone loss or if you are newly transitioning to dentures from your teeth. In these cases, dental implants can be used to “snap” your dentures in place. We can plan for an overdenture from the start, or we can help you transition your existing dentures to snap onto implants if they just aren’t fitting the way you were hoping.