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.
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Do dentures look natural?
Yes! Whether they’re full or partial, your dentures will be custom designed for your smile and will blend in flawlessly. Dentures consist of a gum-like acrylic base and false teeth, both of which can be matched to your natural gumline and tooth shade.
How long do dentures last?
With proper care, dentures can last up to 15 years. Over time, our mouths change and your dentures may need minor adjustments throughout their lifespan. Ensure you’re bringing them to each professional cleaning so our team can inspect them every 6 months.
Can I eat with dentures?
Yes! Dentures are intended to restore your smile’s functionality and eating is one of its main jobs. It is important to remove and brush your dentures after each time you eat to rid them of any leftover food particles that harbor bacteria.