Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Adult teeth may be lost for a variety of reasons, such as gum disease, decay or trauma. If missing teeth are not replaced, the position of the remaining teeth in that section of the mouth can shift over time. For instance, if teeth on the lower jaw are missing, upper teeth may drift downward. Custom made dentures are carefully constructed to fit the patient's mouth and fashioned to look much like natural teeth. Their design takes into account jaw movements and the underlying muscular tissue.
A full denture replaces a full arch of teeth. Conventional full dentures are removable, but new advancements have allowed practitioners to anchor your full denture using dental implant posts, clips or bonding materials.
While nothing can perfectly replace your natural teeth, new advancements in denture technology have made dentures more comfortable and stable than ever before.
Removable Partial Dentures
We also offer removable partial dentures for areas of you mouth where teeth have been lost or extracted. These are held in place by metal or plastic clasps that affix to surrounding teeth.
Removable partial dentures serve as an alternative to fixed partial dentures (bridges) or dental implants. They can help to restore aesthetics and function to areas with several missing teeth.