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Partial & Complete Dentures

Regaining the Full Complement of Teeth

Partial and Complete dentures are the two treatment options available to people who are missing some or all of their teeth. Both of these treatment options offer fixed and removable alternatives, each with their respective advantages and limitations.

Fixed Partial Dentures: Fixed partial dentures are synonymous with dental bridges. They are sets of prosthetic teeth that are permanently attached either to adjacent natural teeth or held in place by two or more dental implants. When compared to their removable counterparts, fixed partial dentures restore significantly more functionality of the normal bite.

Removable Partial Dentures: Removable partial dentures can best be described as sets of prosthetic replacement teeth that are held in place by several metal clasps. As the term “removable” suggests, this type of denture can be removed and reinserted without professional help.

Removable Complete Dentures: For patients who are missing all of their teeth on one or both arches, a removable complete denture is one treatment option available. We work very closely and diligently with our carefully selected dental labs to ensure that the final product fits well, feels comfortable and is functional.

Fixed Complete Dentures: In recent years, fixed complete dentures became available to edentulous patients thanks to the introduction of dental implants. A fixed complete denture is held securely in place by several dental implants that are imbedded in the jawbone. The two main benefits of having complete dentures secured by dental implants are improved functionality (bite) and minimized bone resorbtion (loss).

Dental Implants Options: It is important to point out that Crowns, Dental Bridges, Partial and Complete Dentures can all be “Implant Supported”. This means that these restorations can be “fixed”- i.e. permanently attached to dental implants.

Please ask our team if you are interested in learning more about Implant Supported restorative options.

Our other Restorative Dentistry Services

inlays and onlays
 

Inlays & Onlays

Restorations that can be used to replace the decayed parts of the tooth.

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dental crowns
 

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that completely a tooth that has been damaged.

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dental bridges
 

Dental Bridges

For patients missing several adjoining teeth.

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