If you are missing multiple teeth, a partial or full denture can be fabricated to complete your smile. Dr. Olson will craft your denture to fit comfortably and to match your smile. Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, dentures might be just what you need to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile. There are two kinds of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.
- A complete denture is used to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch. We may suggest a complete denture to replace all of the teeth in both arches or just one, depending on your individual needs.
- A partial denture is used if you are missing multiple teeth but have remaining natural teeth. A partial denture often includes a thin framework or clasps that attach to the natural teeth for a secure fit.
Dentures can improve your ability to properly speak and eat, restore your natural facial volume, and enhance the overall beauty of your smile. Your dentures will be custom made to fit your smile comfortably, aesthetically, and securely.
Dental implants can also retain and support dentures. Whether you are a long-time denture wearer, or getting your first denture, the placement of dental implants to retain and support dentures is becoming the standard of care. If your current denture moves or falls out, if it doesn’t quite chew like you would want it to, please inquire about what we can do to add dental implants to your denture in order to improve your quality of life. Even the best conventional denture (no implants) can be expected to deliver 10% of the chewing force that natural teeth can deliver. By adding dental implants to your denture that can be increased by over 50%, allowing you to eat foods that you didn’t think possible. There are even ways that we can eliminate dentures, and restore your chewing force to 90%. Implant supported or implant retained dentures can be a significant improvement to the quality of your life!