Another option to replace missing teeth can be accommodated by a type of prosthesis called a denture. These devices are typically removable (although some are fixed to dental implants). Our dental office offers partial dentures and full dentures. This means that your denture restoration can replace a few teeth or an entire set of teeth. Dr. Ledbetter will decide if you need upper dentures, lower dentures, or both.
If you are looking for dentures or partial dentures in Ardmore or Wynnewood, Oklahoma, give us a call. Our team would love to help restore your smile. You shouldn’t have to live your life with missing teeth and experiencing difficulties chewing.
Complete dentures are used when all teeth are absent, effectively replacing an entire arch. Patients that are missing almost all of their teeth may opt for full dentures. Complete or Full dentures are removable and are secured in place with an adhesive or paste. Once your set of dentures is adjusted to your mouth, you are recommended to wear your dentures during the day and remove them while you sleep. This will give your gums a chance to relax and rest. It may take a few days or weeks to adjust to your new dentures, but after the initial adjustment period, you will have a beautiful smile and you will be able to eat some foods that you could not eat before.
Partial dentures are attached to teeth to fill in gaps where other teeth are missing. Partial dentures help maintain your smile and chewing while also serving to keep your remaining teeth in proper position rather than shifting over time. If you are missing a few teeth, Dr. Ledbetter and his team may recommend a fixed or removable partial denture. A fixed partial denture will fill the gap and help stop the teeth surrounding it from moving. Partial dentures restore the comfort of normal chewing, eating, and speech once skewed by tooth loss. And, they improve your appearance and bolsters confidence.