Dentures and Partial Dentures
Whether you’re missing all or only some of your teeth, you have practical teeth replacement options like dentures, partials, and bridges. Our team wants to help you achieve a great smile, which is why we offer dentures, partials, and bridges as restorative dental options.
How It Works
Whether you decide on dentures, partials, or bridges, all therapies begin with an evaluation by Dr. Kreuzer.
If you’re found to be a good candidate for dentures, partials, or bridges, we take molds and x-rays of your mouth to ensure that your replacement restoration fits and complements your smile.
Dentures for Complete Tooth Replacement
If you suffer from complete tooth loss, dentures are a practical option to restore your confidence and your smile.
If you have several missing teeth and your remaining teeth are weak and damaged, full tooth extraction is necessary prior to dentures.
Traditional dentures are removable plates or arches of replacement teeth. These arches are customized to the unique contours of your mouth for optimal fit and comfort. Additionally, the restoration teeth are natural-looking!
In some situations, patients opt for affixed dentures. This means the arch is held in place with a few dental implants.
Remember, today’s dentures have improved dramatically since the original denture models. We think you’ll be surprised how great they look!
Partials for Intermittent Tooth Loss
Partial dentures are a great treatment option for sporadic tooth loss when your remaining teeth are healthy. A partial is a plate or arch with restoration teeth custom-designed to fill in the spaces where teeth are missing.
This not only improves your smile, but it allows you to eat some of your favorite foods again.
Like dentures, partials are natural-looking, and the restoration teeth are designed and shaded to match your remaining teeth seamlessly.
Dental Bridges Take the Place of Missing Teeth
Unlike partials and dentures, a dental bridge connects to adjacent teeth or is supported by a dental implant for stability. Additionally, a dental bridge does not require a plate or arch and it is not removable.
Caring for Dentures, Partials, and Bridges
Prosthodontic therapies to replace missing teeth are always followed by specific instructions to help you get the most out of your dental restoration or appliance.
It’s important to still have regular dental exams and cleanings even with dental restorations. Your gum health is important and restorations do not protect against gum disease.
Contact Our Prosthodontic Office
Tooth replacement options in the hands of a prosthodontist are a safe and practical solution to tooth loss.
If you’re considering dentures, partials, or bridges, get in touch with our dental team to schedule an assessment today.