Full or Partial Dentures
Dentures are a low-cost option for replacing any number of missing teeth in your oral cavity. They have a long track record of success and will continue to be on the list of choices for revitalizing your smile.
As you are already aware, dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. When a person is missing all of their natural teeth, full dentures offer value, whereas partial dentures substitute only individual missing teeth to close gaps and improve chewing. Denture treatment is tailored to each patient, and Dr. Mai can assist you in determining which option is best for you.
Conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease can sometimes become uncontrollable. This may necessitate the removal of your remaining teeth on one or both jaws. In any case, full dentures are a cost-effective and efficient method to restore your function and smile.
A complete denture is made up of a thin acrylic base that is the exact color of your gums and rests on the gum tissue. Replacement teeth made of porcelain or acrylic that are built into the foundation create the appearance of natural teeth emerging out of the gums. We understand that your smile is one-of-a-kind, and Dr. Mai has the experience to help you choose the teeth that look the most natural and pleasant. This allows you to tweak your appearance, depending on whether you want a “new” smile or simply want to restore the one you already had.
While dentures have a long history of success, modern technology provides better options for improving their fit and appearance. In many situations, can be placed more securely on your jawbone, using dental implants. These implants are placed on the jaw and connected under the base of the denture. This connection can be formulated to permanently hold the denture or allow it to be removed at times. Implant-supported dentures have a longer lifespan along with improved retention and a more natural appearance. Dr. Mai can go over these options with you and explain how they can improve your experience with dentures.
If you’ve lost one tooth or many, the empty spaces left behind can make chewing and smiling more difficult. Partial dentures are a cost-effective option to update replace missing teeth and fill in gaps, thereby improving your ability to chew and smile confidently. A partial denture will also stop your natural teeth from shifting, reducing the risk of tooth loss in the future.
Most partial dentures have a thin metal framework that is designed to sit close to your gums and provide a smooth, non-bulky feel. The framework is supported by your natural teeth, resulting in a reliable, secure, and easy-to-use device. Natural-looking replacement teeth are fastened to the frame where teeth are missing, and gum-colored acrylic is used to merge the appliance with your mouth. Again, your mouth and your requirements are unique, and Dr. Mai collaborates with skilled technicians to create a pleasant and aesthetic solution.
With increasing technological advancements, implants can also be used to support removable partial dentures, improving fit while minimizing appliance size. Dentures inherently pose some difficulties, particularly for new wearers. Our goal is to reduce everyday frustrations to the bare minimum.
We look forward to discussing your options to fill your mouth and restore your confident, glowing smile!