What We Do
The Way to a Winning Smile
We provide general dentistry services at our office. For specialized or more complex treatments, we will refer you to a specialist so that you may receive the best possible care for your concerns or issues.
If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, cavities or injury, complete or partial dentures can replace your missing teeth and bring back your smile. Replacing those missing teeth will improve your appearance and your health. You’ll be able to eat and speak properly —things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost. Without support from the denture, your facial muscles may sag, making you look older.
We offer three different types of dentures at our office:
- Complete denture – This is a conventional denture that is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after all the teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed. The gum and bone tissues may take several weeks to heal, and proper healing is necessary to support the denture. The base of a denture is made of acrylic plastic that matches gum color, and it is held in place by a thin seal that your saliva provides, as well as your cheek muscles and tongue. Dentures can look very natural, and they can restore the look of your smile.
- Immediate denture – An immediate denture is placed in the mouth right after the remaining teeth are extracted, so the patient does not have to wait for the healing process before receiving his or her denture. However, bones and gums will shrink during the healing period, which could be as long as 6 months. Therefore, immediate dentures may require rebasing or relining to fit properly after a few months; and they may have to be replaced completely with a new conventional denture after one year.
- Partial denture – Removable partial dentures are recommended if only some of the natural teeth have been lost. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases, which are connected by a metal framework. This type of denture attaches to your remaining natural teeth with metal clasps that snap in place, and they basically fill the space of missing natural teeth with replacement teeth.