Complete and Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable appliance that is used to replace teeth that are missing. If you have lost teeth either from trauma, gum disease, or decay, getting a denture will greatly benefit your overall health as well as your oral hygiene. Dentures will help you eat, speak, and help with your appearance as well. The teeth that are in dentures are made to look just like your teeth. You can choose the shape, size, and color of the teeth in your dentures! Missing teeth, over a period of time, can dramatically change the shape and look of your face if you do not do something to replace them. If you are interested or in need of dentures, contact Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL. Dr. Greer can do a consultation with you to decide if dentures are the best option for you. With dentures, there are two options. You can either get a complete denture, or you can get a partial denture. The difference in a complete denture and a partial denture is simple.
With a complete denture, this is used to replace all of your teeth. For a complete denture, all of your teeth will need to be removed. You will also need a few months for your gums to heal before your denture is placed. At Sweet Water Dentistry, Dr. Greer will take impressions and work with you to pick out exactly what you want your new teeth to look like! A partial denture hooks around teeth that are left in your mouth and replaces missing teeth around those. With a partial denture, you shouldn't need to remove any teeth, or if you do, it won't be many because the partial needs teeth to hold on to. Both partial and complete dentures are removable, but both need to be well taken care of, just like your natural teeth! If you think that you may be interested in partial or complete dentures, contact us here at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL and make us your new dental home today!