• Partials & Dentures

    Have you lost a few teeth? We can create partial or complete denture to replace missing teeth and complete your smile. We create replacement teeth and attach them to gum-colored plastic bases, which are then connected to gums with a metal  framework or with glue.

    There are two types of dentures available: partial and complete dentures.

    Partial Dentures & Bridges

    Partial dentures can be use used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A removable partial denture or a bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base which is held in place by a metal framework. Partial dentures not only fill in the spaces left by missing teeth, they also prevent other teeth from changing position.

    Dentures

    A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

    Conventional dentures can be ready for placement 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.

    Immediate dentures

    Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Immediate dentures can require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process. Generally, they are used as a temporary solution while conventional dentures are made.

    Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

    Yes, dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. These are usually more costly, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures. However, not everyone is a candidate for implants. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Skladany.

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