If you need to replace a few missing teeth, our doctors may suggest a precision denture. Precision dentures (or a precision attachment) connect a removable partial denture to fixed bridgework. The precision denture contains prosthetic teeth set in a gum-colored base that secure to anchor teeth that have been crowned. In other words, special attachments on your precision denture will interlock with complemental attachments on your crowns to hold your denture in place.
Partial dentures, or partials, are removable prosthetics that contain natural-looking, artificial teeth. Our doctors may recommend a partial denture to fill gaps dispersed among healthy existing teeth. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents teeth from shifting out of position over time as well. Partials are held in place with metal clasps (called precision attachments) attached to healthy anchor teeth or to dental implants. Your custom-made partial will restore optimal comfort, function, and appearance.
If you have lost all of your upper and/or lower teeth to decay, disease, or trauma, complete dentures may be right for you. Your prosthetic teeth will be crafted from natural-looking porcelain or acrylic. After receiving your custom-made dentures, you will experience a more youthful appearance because your facial skin is better supported and you will be able to eat the crunchy, chewy foods you love. Dentures can give you back your smile and your life. Typically, this type of prosthetic is held in place with natural suction or over-the-counter adhesive, although our doctors may suggest securing your dentures with dental implants.