Dentures and Partials
There are two types of dentures: Complete dentures that replace the entire arch of the upper and/or lower teeth where there are no teeth remaining; and a partial denture, which is a removable dental appliance that replaces a group of missing teeth. Partial dentures can be attached to the existing teeth with clasps, or with crowns and bridges.
If you are missing teeth, it is critical that you replace them promptly. You can do this with dentures or partial dentures, or alternatively you can consider using bridges or dental implants. Whatever you choose, you will ensure that you maintain a healthy and attractive smile, as it prevents the remaining surrounding teeth from shifting into the empty space. The shifting of teeth into an empty tooth gap will cause one or more of the following conditions:
- Damage tissues in the mouth
- Impede your speech
- Increase the risk of tooth decay
- Increase the risk of gum disease
- Increase the risk of further tooth loss
A removable, partial denture will occupy the space left by missing teeth and give you a full, natural looking smile. Both types of dentures will make it easier for you to chew, and will prevent your face from appearing saggy and drawn in by supporting your lips and cheeks.
At Wellington Family Dentistry we can quickly help you by fitting you with comfortable dentures or partials. There’s no need to endure the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth.
If you are considering dentures and live in Wellington or Fort Collins, Colorado, or Cheyenne, WY, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.