Tooth Replacement Options: Complete or Partial Dentures

Are you overwhelmed by your tooth replacement options? When it comes to replacing lost teeth, today’s patients have more options than their ancestors. Most people have heard of complete and partial dentures but they might not know that there are different methods for securing dentures. For instance, some patients choose to anchor their dentures to…

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Dental Implants Give Patients An Alternative to Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures have limitations. Fortunately, retaining partial dentures with dental implants increases comfort, oral function, and one’s aesthetic. Dental implants serve as sturdy pillars for prosthetic teeth, thereby eliminating denture movement and promoting better oral function. Our oral surgeon embeds dental implants to address the needs of patients who have lost teeth to disease…

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Will partial dentures affect my speech?

Partial dentures can be valuable for replacing a small number of missing teeth, but patients who need treatment for this condition may be concerned that the appliance will affect various aspects of their life, such as their speech and their diet. Indeed, conventional partial dentures can be unreliable and uncomfortable, making it more challenging to…

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What are my options for securing a partial denture?

Partial dentures are a great way to address tooth loss in patients who are not edentulous but have lost multiple teeth. Fortunately, today’s partial dentures can be secured with dental implants rather than the clasps that attach to the backs of teeth as found in traditional partials. Dental implants are prosthetics that are embedded into…

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Benefits of Implant-supported Dentures

Patients who are dissatisfied with conventional dentures that feel uncomfortable with a poor fit have a better option that offers a wide range of benefits: dental implants. Implant-supported appliances are more durable and functional for starters. Here’s a review of some of the advantages for patients who choose dental implants. Because the patient’s jaw forms…

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Adjusting to Dentures: What should I expect in the first few weeks?

When a patient is first fitted with a new set of dentures, a certain adjustment period is to be expected. Patients who are prepared for that transition will likely fare better with the experience. Your gums and jaw will need some time to become adjusted to new dentures, including partial dentures, and the appliances may…

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I Want Dentures: Where Do I Start?

Tooth loss is devastating. Losing teeth affects many facets of your life – especially on a daily level. It is important to replace lost teeth so that patients can regain the ability to eat comfortably and smile with confidence. If you are reviewing your tooth replacement solutions, you might be overwhelmed with your many options.…

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Is it possible to use dental implants to secure a partial denture?

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. Traditional implants replace a single tooth by attaching a crown to the implant’s titanium base. While this tooth replacement method is incredibly stable and lifelike for restoring one tooth, there are other options for patients who require multiple new teeth. Depending…

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Dental Implants and Denture Stability

One drawback of dentures, whether they are full or partial dentures, is the tendency of the appliance to lose its fit over time. This occurs because the shape of the jaw changes after tooth loss. When the teeth’s roots are no longer available to serve as anchors, the jawbone wears away over time. When an…

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When is a Partial Denture Right for you?

There is no single denture that is right for everyone. The design and function of your denture is heavily dependent upon your individual anatomy and the extent of your tooth loss. For patients who are missing all of the natural teeth (upper, lower, or both) a full or complete denture is recommended. For patients who…

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