Dentures/ partials are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth. At Kanawha Valley Dental Group, they are specially made to fit your mouth and feel comfortable. Dentures/ partials can be immediate, meaning they’re placed right after extraction or made in advance and inserted after healing.
A denture/ partial can replace one tooth or multiple teeth. They are attached to your natural teeth with clasps, which can be removed for cleaning.
When Are Dentures Recommended?
Dentures may be recommended after the removal of one or more teeth. A denture is essentially a false tooth used to replace natural teeth. Dentures can be used to restore a smile's appearance or replace missing teeth. Dentures can also improve a person’s bite, speech, and chewing ability.
Dentures are custom-fitted to improve the patient’s smile. They are made from a gum-colored resin to resemble natural gums. Dentures can also be made from metal and acrylic. Your dentists may also recommend dentures to stabilize your remaining teeth after tooth extractions.
A partial denture, sometimes called a removable partial denture, is a tooth replacement option for patients who have lost one or multiple teeth. The partial denture attaches to the remaining teeth with clasps or precision attachments and can be removed for cleaning. It’s made custom for each patient and can be made to match their remaining teeth as closely as possible.
The Benefits of Dentures/ Partials
Dentures/partials are removable replacements for missing teeth. They are typically composed of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. Dentures are a great option if you’re looking for a quick and affordable way to replace missing teeth.
Dentures can also benefit your speech. When your teeth are out of alignment, it can be challenging to speak clearly. Dentures help restore your speech and make it easier for others to understand you.
Understanding the Dentures/ Partials Treatment Process
In the case of complete dentures, we will then take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These will be used to create your dentures. For partials, we will create a mold of your mouth. Both types of dentures will be custom fit to your mouth.
Next, we will schedule a follow-up appointment, during which time we will place your full or partial dentures. It is also common to have a follow-up appointment after a few weeks to check on your teeth and gums and adjust your dentures as needed.
Dentures are custom-crafted to fit your mouth and match your remaining teeth. To learn more about dentures, visit Kanawha Valley Dental Group at 608 3rd Ave, St Albans, WV 25177, or call (304) 524-4174.