Dentures and partials replace missing teeth and can be taken in and out of your mouth. They give you the ability to chew your food and give you a natural appearance. Wearing a denture to replace missing teeth provides support for the lips and cheeks and corrects the collapsed appearance that results from the loss of teeth.
Dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as your natural teeth. Another popular option that we offer our patients is an implant-retained denture. An implant-retained denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants in your bone, holding your denture firmly in place.
Partial dentures are another alternative for our patients who are missing one or more teeth. A partial is a dental prosthesis with an artificial tooth or teeth that can be removed from the mouth. Artificial teeth are placed on a molded base to which clasps are added. The clasps and base stabilize the partial, helping to hold the teeth in place. Over time, dentures and partials may need to be adjusted or replaced as they show signs of age and wear, or become loose.