Fuller Dental offers treatment options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures. Dentures provide an effective solution for missing teeth to restore beauty and function to the smile. Dentures are made from high-quality state of the art dental materials that look and function like natural teeth. Our talented team of the dentists can custom design dentures to fit comfortably, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Many people don’t realize that teeth are a major factor in the appearance of the lower face. Our patients who are missing teeth often look older because they don’t have a healthy tooth structure to support their lips and cheek, giving a saggy or droopy appearance. Replacing teeth can greatly improve the appearance of a patient. In addition, once a patient has lost a tooth, the bone structure begins to deteriorate.
What are Dentures?
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures are custom made artificial teeth used to replace missing teeth and some of the gum tissue. They are made in a dental lab with impressions of your mouth for a custom fit. There are complete dentures for when all your teeth are missing and partial dentures when you have a few of your natural teeth left.
There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to replace all teeth completely. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!
This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned to take the place of natural teeth. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
A removable partial denture is a device used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth. A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using adjacent teeth for support.
New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place, and you are comfortable eating and speaking. Although this may require some practice, you will adjust and enjoy the benefits a full mouth of teeth can provide.
About The Dentures Process
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over a period of several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom set of artificial teeth. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, one of our highly trained dentists will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.