FULL AND PARTIAL DENTURES
When you have a set of dentures created, you need it to be just right. Just as with your natural teeth, you will rely on your dentures all day, every time you eat, speak, or flash a smile. If there is any irregularity due to poor design or placement, you will suffer discomfort in the short term and more serious consequences in the long term, such as pressure against remaining teeth and infections that take root in gaps between teeth, dentures, and gums.
You can trust the experience of Dr. Ladimer in building, placing, and maintaining both full and partial dentures for long-term success. If you are anticipating the need for dentures following an extraction or are simply dissatisfied with the dentures that you currently have, please call our office today and we will set up an appointment for you.
Partial dentures are used to fill the gap left when several teeth have been extracted. Unlike an implant or a bridge, dentures are removable and require maintenance on a regular basis.
When creating partial dentures, it is very important for your dentist to get their shape and size exactly right. Any unnatural alignment with the adjacent teeth will create gaps and opportunities for infection to set in, plus pressure on the teeth that can push them painfully out of alignment.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. As with partial dentures, your dentist custom-builds them to match the shape of your mouth so that they feel good and fit well with whatever natural teeth you have. Once your dentist has built and placed your full dentures, daily oral hygiene and cleaning of the dentures are essential for long-term success.
Continuing Denture Care
Even the most precise, carefully positioned dentures will not function exactly like your natural teeth. While technology and research have made full and partial dentures incredibly realistic, strong, and able to match your natural teeth, they still require extra care on the part of yourself and your dentist. Immediately after you get your dentures, you may experience some discomfort as your gums become accustomed to their presence. Later on, if discomfort returns or if alignment problems seem to be developing, you should contact your dentist right away to have your dentures adjusted.
For those who have had extractions or injuries that have caused the loss of teeth, getting high quality full or partial dentures is more than a cosmetic improvement. Filling the gaps between teeth is critical for long-term oral health, protecting your mouth against bacterial infections and more serious threats such as cancer. Additionally, normal activities such as eating will become more painful over time, as the mouth’s complete system does not function well when teeth are missing.
Get in touch with our office today to schedule an initial appointment with Dr. Ladimer and his friendly, experienced team.