Partial and Full Dentures
When you are in need of dentures, Smile Moore Dentistry is the team to call on. We can outfit you with full and partial, removable dentures. Let’s take a look at the difference between them:
- Partial Removable Dentures – Just as the name implies, partial dentures are not a full set of false teeth. They are used when there is a section of teeth missing from your jaws. They can be made with clasps that connect to the existing teeth in your mouth, or with what are called precision clasps, which lend a more natural look.
- Full Dentures – Full dentures are what most people think of when they think of dentures. They are a complete set of prosthetic teeth that are fitted to your gums once all teeth have been removed. Immediate sets of dentures can go on right after the teeth have been removed but require more adjustments as the gums heal. Traditional dentures go on after the gums have fully healed, so they don’t need to be adjusted as much.
No matter what type of dentures work best for your smile, you can always count on us to custom design yours, so they fit your smile comfortably and securely. To learn more about how we can restore your smile, get in touch with us!
Replacing some or all of your teeth with dentures can be a jarring transition, but we want to make it as seamless and as comfortable as possible for you. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about dentures:
- What are dentures used for? – Dentures are used to replace multiple teeth or all of your teeth. They are removable oral appliances that can be used exactly like your real teeth.
- How are dentures fitted? – Your dentist or prosthodontist will begin by making impressions of your gums and dental arch. Wax or plastic molds will then be made to the measurements taken from the impressions. When the right fit is achieved, a final cast of dentures will be made.
- When should dentures be removed? – It will depend on the types of dentures you get and the specific instructions you get from your dentist. At first, you may be asked to wear your dentures all the time so you can get a feel for them and see if any adjustments need to be made.
Taking proper care of your dentures will be a big part of the transition to fake teeth. While your dentist will give you specific instructions on denture care, here are some general tips:
- Use an ADA approved denture cleaner
- Use a brush that is specially designed for dentures
- Clean your dentures every day to remove food deposits and any other debris
- Soak your dentures in a solution every night
- Rinse your dentures before putting them in your mouth
- Avoid cleaning your dentures with regular toothpaste or a brush with hard bristles
Schedule a Consultation for Dentures
If you feel you are a good candidate for partial or full dentures, you probably have a lot of questions. We can help! We offer affordable dentures and implants, and we can answer any questions you may have about them. Let us improve your smile today!