Full & Partial Dentures

Dentures are a great option for people who are missing teeth. Whether the teeth were lost due to disease, malnutrition, an accident, or a genetic disorder, dentures are a reason to smile again. Dazzling Smiles offers both full and partial dentures to our patients including same day dentures.

While not everyone is a candidate for dental implants they are a great long term alternative to removable dentures. Dental implants are replacements for the roots of your teeth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth. Implants can replace one tooth, or your whole mouth. Implants can be made to match your natural tooth color so as to maintain a natural appearance. As an advantage over removable dentures, implants help to maintain existing bone structure in the jaw and prevent further bone loss. Implants and dentures are great for improved appearance, improved speech, improved comfort, easier eating and improved self-esteem. While these can provide a longer term solution, they do not replace regular visits to your dentist. It is important to maintain a schedule of regular check-ups to prevent any major issues from arising with your implants or dentures.

We have installed a CBCT imaging device at our office to allow for 3 dimensional pictures to be taken of the jaw. This aids in determining if a patient is a good candidate for an implant and where best to place the implant. It is also used during implant placement to guide the dentist.

Do Over Dentures Make Sense for Your Smile?

For those of you with dentures, over time you may have noticed that you denture has become loose and doesn't quite fit as well as it should. This is normal, but indicates that it likely needs to be adjusted to fit your mouth. We offer same day repairs with our in-house laboratory. Most insurances cover these adjustments/relines. We also recommend regular check-ups to evaluate the fit of your dentures and your overall real health including screening for oral cancer. Good oral health is vital to good veal health and well-being.

What if your denture still doesn't fit even after adjustments have been made? Partial and full dentures have been a traditional way of replacing missing teeth for many years, however, they are not as strong as your natural teeth and can cause speech issues as well as changes in the way food tastes and can be eaten.

More permanent solutions have become much more popular and affordable these days. One option that provides an affordable permanent solutions called an over denture. This procedure involves placement of 4 to 6 implants in each arch. Then, a denture can be fabricated to attach to these implants, providing greater stability and functionality for eating and talking. Your existing denture can often be fitted to implants as well so that you will not need a brand-new denture. Implant placement can help slow the rate of bone loss that often happens after teeth are removed. They are easy to place and maintain and will last you many years.