There are many options for replacing missing teeth. Wellspring Dental offers full and partial denture options as restoration for your missing teeth.
What are complete dentures?
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth have been lost in either your upper or lower jaw.
They allow you to smile, speak and chew your food so you maintain proper nutrition.
What is a partial denture?
A partial denture is a tooth replacement appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth. It is held on by clipping on to some of your existing natural teeth or crowns. They are two types of partial dentures- conventional and precision.
How do I prepare for dentures?
While you are waiting for your denture to be created, an immediate denture may be create at the same time as your last remaining tooth is removed. It allows you to instantly have a full set of teeth and walk out of the office wearing your new denture.
Another version of a complete denture is called an overdenture. An overdenture is a complete denture that is partially supported by some remaining roots or implants. These roots or implants usually have some type of attachment that allows an insert placed in the denture to snap the overdenture in place. Overdentures are a very effective form of complete denture therapy and far more desirable than a normal complete denture.