If missing one or more of your teeth has you hiding your smile, you’ve come to the right place. OliveTree Dentistry is proud to offer dentures and partials, a convenient and affordable solution to restoring your natural, functional smile. Our team is committed to utilizing the latest technology and techniques to deliver quality, durable restorations custom-made for you!
What Are Complete Dentures?
Complete or full dentures are removable tooth replacement options for patients with entire arches of missing teeth. They come with flesh-colored resin bases that sit on the gums with porcelain or acrylic artificial teeth called pontics attached. Today’s dentures are more comfortable and look and feel better than ever!
When it comes to complete dentures, there are conventional and immediate ones. Conventional dentures are custom-made once we remove any remaining teeth and allow the gum tissue to heal, which can take several months. Once the healing is complete, we will make an impression of your oral cavity then create dentures to fit perfectly into your mouth. This process is a relatively lengthy one because a lot of waiting for healing is involved, but you’ll be sure to enjoy a perfect fit and superior comfort.
Some patients opt for immediate dentures, which are prepared in advance and fitted immediately after removing any remaining teeth. However, the healing process comes with changes in the shape of the gum and bone, meaning that these dentures may not fit very well and will require repeated adjustments for a proper, comfortable fit.
What Are Partials?
Partial dentures are tooth replacements typically used to replace one or several teeth, unlike full dentures, which replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to gum-colored plastic resin bases, just like complete dentures. Partials are secured to your teeth using metal frameworks and clasps, so you can easily take them out for cleaning or during sleep. We may recommend using crowns on natural teeth to improve the fit of your restorations.
What Are the Benefits of Restoring Missing Teeth with Dentures and Partials?
Dentures and partials are the most affordable tooth replacement solutions. They allow you to enjoy your favorite foods, speak with clarity, and smile with confidence. Your new restoration will provide facial support, instantly delivering a more youthful appearance. Partial dentures can help prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place, preventing a host of dental problems. Today’s dentures and partials are much more real-looking and feeling than those of just a few years ago!
How Will You Adjust to Your New Dentures or Partials?
Your new dentures may feel a little awkward at first. They may seem loose as your facial muscles adjust and learn to keep them in place. Some patients report minor irritation, soreness, and an increase in salivary flow. As you get used to your dentures, you’ll notice these problems resolving. If you continue to have sore spots or discomfort, we will make any necessary adjustments for your comfort.
Eating and speaking will require some patience and practice. As you get accustomed to your new dentures, you’ll chew with ease and speak with clarity. Before you know it, you’ll forget your dentures are there!
Do Dentures Require Dental Adhesives?
Denture adhesives are not needed for dentures that fit well. However, some people prefer to use them for an added sense of security. Adhesives should never be used to keep ill-fitting dentures in place. Contact us for any necessary adjustments instead.
Quality Dentures and Partials Near Me
Contact OliveTree Dentistry to learn more about restoring missing teeth with our aesthetic dentures and partials. Dr. Koshy will answer all your questions and help you determine the tooth replacement solution that’s right for you. Are you ready to restore your natural, functional smile? Call us and schedule your appointment today!
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