Understand what partial dentures are and how they can change your smile and life
What are partial dentures?
When you hear the term dentures, you think of an entire set of false teeth that snugly fits into someone’s mouth. So, if you still have some of your own teeth, you may think dentures are not for you. This is where partial dentures come into play and could be the solution you have been looking for. Partial dentures are durable acrylic teeth that match the color of natural, healthy teeth. They are attached to a gum-colored plastic base, with a metal framework that holds the denture in place. They allow you to have a complete smile, regardless of broken or missing teeth.
Are partial dentures for me?
Partial dentures are the perfect solution for someone who only needs to replace just one or a few of their teeth. If most of your teeth are healthy, but you are missing a few and feel a little self-conscious about your smile, partial dentures may be the solution. Partial dentures sit right alongside your natural teeth and are designed to blend right in. They are kept in place with clasps that are secured onto your natural, adjacent teeth. This way, you can be confident that your replacement teeth will stay secure in their position while chewing your food.
The Partial Dentures Process
Replacing your natural teeth with partial dentures is a lot simpler than you think. Of course, each case is unique and we provide customized solutions to all of our patients. The following is a step-by-step process to give you an idea of what we do and how we do it. This way, you can make an informed decision you can feel comfortable with.
- Examining Your Teeth
We will examine your natural teeth and gums. If your gums do not meet the hygiene standards necessary for partial dentures, we will address it on the spot. Our goal is to eliminate any periodontal disease that stands in your way.
- Customizing Your Partial Dentures
We consult with you to decide the look and feel of your new smile. When carefully chosen, the replacement teeth and gums’ shape, size, and color can complement your natural teeth’s shade and your facial features to produce natural-looking results.
- Taking Impressions Of Your Jaw
We carefully take impressions of both your upper and lower jaw to ensure your partial dentures will fit properly. These impressions are sent directly to a dental laboratory and play a key role in making your new partial dentures.
- Presenting A Wax Model
We will craft a wax model of your dentures to ensure the teeth and gums look exactly the way you want them. You can make as many changes as necessary to achieve the smile you want.
- Approval of Your New Dental Implants
As soon as your partial dentures are ready, you will be able to try them on and wear them until your next visit. This gives you ample time to evaluate how they look and feel over the next few days.
- Ensuring Long Term Functionality
When you return for your next visit, we will examine your dentures for both look and function. This will be your opportunity to express any concerns and allow us to make necessary adjustments.
Why Choose Friendly Dentistry?
Friendly Dentistry has been providing dental health services in Greensboro and the surrounding area for years. Our staff includes several certified dentists who have decades of combined experience in providing high-quality, long-lasting dental care. What makes us unique is that each of our dentists brings a different specialty to our practice. No matter what your dental issue is, our team is prepared to solve it.
Our Dental Health Services
In addition to partial dentures, we offer a wide range of oral health services. We are your one-stop shop when it comes to long-term dental care.
- Teeth Cleaning
We conduct detailed, regular cleanings to ensure your smile is bright, beautiful, and healthy year-round.
- Emergency Care
We provide 24/7 emergency dental care to all our Greensboro patients of record.
- Restorative Dentistry
We offer an array of restorative dentistry services, including fillings, crowns, bridges and implants.
- Cosmetic Dentistry
We have several cosmetic dentistry options, including whitening, repairing, and straightening your teeth.
Schedule A Consultation For Your Removable Partial Dentures
Contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation today. Together, we will evaluate your current situation, review your options and present the best path forward to address your issues, and give you the smile and confidence you deserve.