Types of Dentures
Advancements in materials have given us dentures that look more natural and fit more comfortably than ever before. Depending on your needs. Dr. McCord can fit you for full or partial dentures to replace your missing teeth.
Patients missing most or all teeth – in a single arch or in their entire mouth – benefit most from a set of full dentures. The term “full dentures” doesn’t necessarily refer to both upper and lower arches if you only need one arch. It just means that we’re replacing all the teeth in that arch. With full dentures, a gum-colored plate or U-shaped appliance holds the false teeth in place and fits snugly over your gums.
If you’re missing a few teeth, or have natural teeth remaining in between your missing teeth, partial dentures may be for you. Also known as removable partial bridges, partial dentures only have false teeth where you need them. Where your natural teeth remain, the appliance has an opening. Just like full dentures, the base is gum-colored to help it look more natural.