Types of Dentures
- Partial Dentures – When at least one viable tooth remains, partial dentures are used to fill in all of the spaces where the other teeth are missing. Partials are custom made depending on the shape of the person’s mouth and what teeth are still viable. Partials are effective for filling in the open spaces but are also helpful for keeping the remaining teeth healthy.
- Flexible Partial Dentures – The rigid shape of dentures does not always work for all patients, but luckily flexible partial dentures are effective at adapting to the constant movement and flexibility of your mouth.
- Full/Permanent Dentures – Full and permanent dentures are designed to replace all the teeth on an arch.
Transitioning to dentures is helpful for many oral health issues, but can still be uncomfortable for some patients. We understand that and look to help our patients get acclimated to them.
- Speech – Your body will slowly adapt to the dentures as will your speech, but we can help you get more comfortable.
- Gagging – Some patients with an exaggerated gag reflex may have difficulty adapting to dentures, but we can coach you in the best way to get past it.
- Eating – There are many eating habits that need to be adapted for dentures. We will help coach you on the best way to chew and bite.