Is your smile suffering because of tooth loss? Missing teeth cause a variety of problems. Your speech may not be as clear, and eating may become more difficult. Your self-esteem might take a hit as well, simply because you know people see the gap in your smile. Thankfully, it’s possible to have a full, healthy smile again through restorative care. We offer custom-made partial dentures and full dentures to help patients like you restore what you’ve lost.
WHY CHOOSE HERRES DENTAL FOR PARTIALS & FULL DENTURES?
- Custom-made dentures for every patient, made by dental labs in America (one of our labs is even located right in the heart of Mount Joy!) and not overseas.
- Designed to fit comfortably & a natural appearance.
- Partial, full, & implant-retained dentures available to increase the natural look and feel.
WHAT IS A PARTIAL?
Partial dentures are more simply referred to as partials. They feature multiple teeth that are mounted across a gum-colored base. These replacement teeth may not be consecutively arranged, but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle piece between existing teeth. In most cases, partials are secured with clips or brackets and can be taken out for easy cleaning.
WHAT IS A FULL DENTURE?
As with a partial, full dentures feature multiple teeth attached to a gum-colored base. But in this case, the restoration is designed to replace all of the teeth along your upper or lower arch instead of just a few teeth. Full dentures are usually held in place by natural suction, muscle strength in your cheeks and over-the-counter denture adhesive.
IMPLANT – SUPPORTED DENTURES & PARTIALS
If you’d like to consider a more secure alternative to traditional partial or full dentures, Dr. Herres would be happy to talk to you about implant-supported options. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed at strategic points along the jaw.
After surgery, these implants will fuse with your jawbone. The process is called osseointegration and this is what provides the secure foundation of implant-supported dentures and partials.
Because they act like prosthetic tooth roots, patients receiving dental implants can look forward to enjoying
results that look and feel more natural. Moreover, because dentures are secured to the implants, they will not
shift or fall out the way removable dentures can.