Partial and Full Dentures
Dentures are another option for missing teeth. Rather than being permanently affixed inside the mouth, dentures are removable devices. If your knowledge of dentures dates back to your parents or grandparents, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. While dentures will never completely feel like your own teeth, today’s fabrications are more comfortable and sophisticated than ever.
Dentures are not just for aesthetics and the function of eating; they play an important role in supporting your facial structure and helping you speak more clearly. A denture may be partial, replacing some of your teeth, or full, replacing all of your teeth. A partial denture is one alternative to a permanently affixed bridge. Dentures are individually fabricated by a specialized laboratory based on impressions taken in the doctor’s office. Generally, a denture is made of acrylic resin and metal and does require some special care and attention. What type of denture you need and the specific process to prepare your mouth for fitting your denture varies by each patient. Dr. McArdle will go over each step with you and advise you on any options you have.
Implant Crowns and Dentures
When you have missing teeth and want a permanent solution that is the closest in appearance and function to your own natural tooth structure, implants may be the answer. Implants completely replicate the structure of the root and crown of the tooth or teeth. The implant process involves close treatment coordination between Dr. McArdle and an implant surgeon. There are a number of factors to weigh in considering implants, and the process starts with a consultation with the dentist.