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Dentures and Partials

Renew Your Smile and Your Confidence with Dentures

With tooth loss, most people are chiefly concerned about the way they look. After all, a smile has a lot to do with your appearance. People notice that gaping hole between remaining teeth. This simple awareness can make you feel very self-conscious and even embarrassed.

But there’s more to tooth loss than what meets the eye. It can also impact your general health and well being. For instance, some people with missing teeth may not be able to eat foods that are difficult to chew, such as raw fruits and vegetables. Thus, tooth replacement will help you feel more confident when you smile, and it will improve your nutritional intake and general health, too.

For centuries, dentists have relied on dentures as the solution for tooth loss. Luckily, the dentures of today are much better than those of yesteryear. Whether you need a partial or full denture in Anthem, Dr. Anderson will work with you to create a prosthesis that gives you an attractive and natural looking smile. Moreover, your dentures will fit so comfortably, you might not even realize that you’re wearing them!

What is a Partial Denture?

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A removable partial denture could be a great solution if you are missing one or more teeth. Today, partials are mostly made from plastics that are so flexible and comfortable that they are barely detectable.

Partial dentures in Anthem are comprised of false teeth attached to a metal framework. This framework has brackets that secure to healthy teeth near the gap in your smile. If missing teeth are not consecutive, then the partial will be made to fit in between remaining teeth just like a puzzle piece. A partial must be removed so you can brush and clean your teeth, gums and the prosthesis, too.

What are Full Dentures?

Man with Dentures

With advanced technology and materials, full dentures today are painstakingly made to look just like natural teeth. The design of false teeth is carefully based on models and measurements of your own mouth, so they fit comfortably and securely. The teeth are typically made of fine dental porcelain or various types of resin. These are attached to a base that is tinted to look like the natural color of your gums. And while natural suction can hold your dentures in place, you may feel more confident using a denture adhesive, too.

For the most comfortable feeling, talk to your dentist in Anthem about dental implants to secure either a partial or full denture.