Dentures and Partial Dentures
Full and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth can make it difficult to have a balanced diet, talk, or even to want to smile. Chewing in one part of the mouth to compromise for missing teeth just puts excess wear and tear on the other healthy teeth, causing them to wear out even quicker.
Dentures have always been one of the most economical, straightforward ways to replace several, or all of a person’s teeth with one treatment. Full dentures replace all teeth in the arch, while partial dentures replace only the missing teeth (and help preserve otherwise healthy teeth.)
Traditional, or Implant-Supported Prosthesis
Dr. George provides two different types of dentures: traditional removable dentures, and fixed implant-supported dentures. Traditional dentures? are made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal, and are held into place by suction against the patient’s natural oral tissues. They wrap across the roof of the mouth and any healthy teeth. Implant-supported dentures stay in place permanently, being mounted directly on top of a few implant roots. This also allows them to free up space, such as the roof of the mouth, since no suction is used for appliance retention. Implant dentures are made of acrylic, and snap directly onto the implant abutments, giving them an open “U” shape.
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