Dentures & Partials
A smile just isn't the same if it isn't complete. When teeth are missing it causes a host of problems, including difficulty speaking and eating, low self-confidence and even jawbone deterioration. But don't worry; it's not too late for your smile. Now more than ever, technology and materials have advanced to make full and partial dentures extremely lifelike and comfortable.
What is a Partial?
A partial denture, commonly referred to simply as "a partial," consists of multiple teeth arranged and mounted on a gum-colored, custom made base. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, however precision attachments are generally more esthetic and more natural looking than clasps. Unlike a bridge, a partial is removable . In some cases, a removable partial denture is made to attach to your natural teeth with devices called precision attachments.
Crowns may be needed over your natural teeth to improve the fit and they are usually required with attachments. Partial dentures with precision attachments tend to cost more than those with clasps. Speak with our well trained staff to find out which type is right for you.
What is a Denture?
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored, custom made base.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want clips or adhesive, then consider implant-supported dentures. In a brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, you won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and secured.
Your Oral Health Is Our Number One Priority!
We will work together to address your oral health, comfort, function, and your aesthetic concerns. Call Smile Santa Fe today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christensen and team. Our office, conveniently located in Santa Fe, NM, provides dental care to patients from the surrounding areas of Espanola, Los Alamos, and Las Vegas.