Dentures and Partials are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all or some of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because Dentures and Partials make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth- things that people often take for granted.
When you lose teeth, facial muscles can sag making you look older. Dentures and Partials can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures and Partials may even improve the look of your smile.
There are so many different types of Dentures and Partials that reading all of that information can and will overwhelm you. Dr. Gianino will plan, design and fabricate the type of appliances that work best for you. There are many materials to choose from. They can range from very simple to complex. A complete dental exam including x-rays, digital photos and gum exam is often required. Dr. Gianino will sit with you and discuss your specific problems and offer customized solutions. There can be quite a bit of Dental Engineering that goes into the design of these appliances.
Types of Dentures
- This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after all the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
- This removable denture is inserted on the same day the remaining teeth are removed. Dr. Gianino will take measurements and make models of jaw and teeth during a preliminary visit. These models along with digital photos will help Dr. Gianino convey to his Dental Laboratory information to help re-create what you look like. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but will need to have this transitional denture relined during the healing period. A permanent Denture will be fabricated after all of the healing has completed. This usually is a minimum of 12 weeks.
- Sometimes some of your teeth can be saved to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture. An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by Dr. Gianino. Implants can serve the same function to secure the overdenture in place.