There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss, decay, or trauma (an injury). No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but with dentures you can regain your smile and some of the chewing function of your natural teeth.
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. A treatment plan is developed outlining the steps to replace/repair the teeth.
Partial Dentures are dentures that clip to any remaining teeth for support. Partial dentures have a metal and plastic base for strength and because they clip to natural teeth, they can be made to fit very tightly.
Full or Complete Dentures are dentures that replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They have a thick plastic base for strength and look and function similar to natural teeth.
If all the lower teeth are missing or if they need to be removed and replaced with a complete lower denture, implants (see implants below on this page) are very helpful in making the denture more stable when chewing and talking.
At First Impressions, Dr. Lerohl and Dr. Landers will take the time to discuss all these options and answer any questions or concerns you may have before treatment is started.