A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are 2 types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. Redlands, CA dentist, Dr. Steve Tatevossian, gives his patients their smile and confidence back by offering both partial and complete dentures. Custom dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Common reasons for dentures include:
- Complete denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial denture - Loss of several teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
Removable Dentures Reviews
The dentist and patient will decide in the initial consultation what kind of dentures will best fit the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. Partial dentures are for patients who are missing some, but not all of their teeth. These can be made to be either removable or as a permanent bridge. A permanent bridge will include crowns that will be fitted onto the patient’s remaining teeth. Complete dentures are best for patients who have lost all of their teeth. Complete dentures are typically made and fitted 8 - 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. Patients can consider this a permanent solution to maintaining a beautiful smile.
The cost of dentures varies among patients depending on the materials used and if the dentures are implanted or removable. Most dental insurance companies cover some of the cost of dentures, so our office will consult with the patient’s provider prior to the procedure.
Best Candidates for Dentures?
Patients who are missing some or all of their teeth are considered good candidates for partial or complete dentures. A consultation with a dentist will help the patient understand their treatment options and choose the one that best fits their needs.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Dentures typically last up to 10 years before they need to be replaced. With age, the gums and mouth shape change and the dentures will need to be re-fitted and custom shaped.
Do Dentures Look Fake?
Modern dentures are made to look and feel natural, unlike older dentures that look or feel fake. With today’s technology and advancements in cosmetic dentistry, patients can feel confident in their beautiful and comfortable dentures.
Plan Your Procedure
It is Dr. Tatevossian’s goal to give his patients the best dental care available. By offering partial and complete dentures, we help our patients have peace of mind and boost their self-confidence. Dentures provide patients with not only a beautiful smile but also allow them to enjoy the foods they once loved. Visit our Redlands, CA office today to learn if you are a good candidate for dentures.