Dentures for Partial or Complete Tooth Loss

Tooth replacements are as unique as the teeth they replace, with options designed to help patients bounce back from tooth loss of any degree. For example, if you’ve lost all of the teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, then a complete denture can provide you an entire row of lifelike replacements to rebuild your smile and bite function. If you’ve lost several of your teeth but still retain several healthy ones, then a partial denture can be a more viable option. Partials are custom-designed to replace the teeth you’ve lost and fit comfortably around those that remain. Whether you need a partial or full denture to rebuild your smile, we can customize a prosthesis that closely resembles your healthy, natural teeth for optimal cosmetic and functional results.

How Complete Dentures Rebuild Your Smile

Complete dentures are the traditional model of denture that most people recognize. They consist of entire rows of lifelike replacement teeth situated on comfortable, gum-colored plastic bases. The base of your denture is designed to fit snugly and comfortably on your dental ridge, using the natural curvature of the ridge to remain stable. In some cases, a safe dental adhesive may also be used for additional stability. However, for patients who qualify, we may suggest supporting a complete denture on a series of dental implant posts, which are designed to mimic the natural roots of your lost teeth and give your denture enhanced stability.

How Partial Dentures Save Your Smile

When you’ve lost several teeth, your risks of losing more teeth increase. So do your risks of developing chronic dental issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, and of experiencing problems with your bite function. While a complete denture won’t be viable due to the teeth that still remain, a partial denture can be designed to accommodate your unique pattern of tooth loss. Partial dentures also consist of comfortable plastic bases that span your dental ridge, but only contain replacement teeth in the empty spaces of your smile. The prosthesis and your replacement teeth will help support your remaining teeth while also restoring and rebuilding your smile.

Make an appointment to rebuild your smile

Today’s custom partial and full dentures allow you to rebuild your smile’s health, integrity, and appearance even after suffering severe or total tooth loss. To learn more about rebuilding your smile with a partial or full denture, schedule a consultation by calling Dimples Family Dentistry in Norwalk, IA, today at (515) 256-1176.