When considering conventional dentures or removable partial dentures, your decision is often as much about function as it is about appearance. During an initial consultation appointment at Culp Dental, you can discuss all of your concerns with our dentist prior to treatment so that the most desirable as well as achievable outcome can be reached.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable dental appliances created to replace missing teeth for those who have lost most or all of their natural teeth due to decay, gum disease or injury. Losing your teeth makes it difficult to eat and speak, atrophying facial muscles in the process.
Help you eat and speak better
Improve facial appearance
Replicate natural teeth
what are the different types?
Conventional or full removable dentures are made and placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissue has healed.
Immediate removable dentures are placed the same day that your remaining teeth are removed and may require periodic modification.
Implant-retained/Implant-supported dentures can be fabricated to clasp dental implants, improving support and retention.
are dentures comfortable?
Dentures take some getting used to, but after a few weeks, you’ll grow accustomed. As the muscles of your tongue and cheeks learn to keep the dentures in place, the minor irritation and soreness will fade.
what are partials?
Partials are removable dental appliances that function similarly to permanent dentures. If your jaw still has multiple good teeth, we simply replace the missing ones with partials. A partial will use the remaining teeth as support but is not permanently placed in the mouth.
How do I take care of my dentures or partials?
You need to practice good dental hygiene when you have dentures and/or partials. This means brushing all remaining teeth, your gums and the roof of your mouth. We also encouraging flossing every evening prior to brushing to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth. Your dentist will give specific instructions on how to properly care for any removable prosthesis (denture or partial). Each prosthesis is completely custom for every patient and the home care instructions may vary.