Dentures are a removable prosthetic that will be designed to look and function like your natural teeth. For thousands of years, some form of denture has been used to replace teeth or fill gaps left by missing teeth in people’s smile. In fact our first President George Washington had a set of dentures that were often mistaken for being made of wood. Actually none of his dentures were wood, but may have developed stains over time that gave them a wood;-like appearance. Today’s denture designs are far more advanced and stand up to the test of time much better than our first president’s set. Most dentures are composed of replacement teeth that will be fixed to plastic bases that take on the appearance of your natural gums. They are used to replace one or more missing teeth, and are available as partials or as a complete set of teeth. Many patients will choose to have a denture made if they are not a candidate for dental implants. Others will choose a denture as a lower cost alternative to more permanent solutions such as an implant or bridge.
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be considering a denture to replace them. A visit to our office for a complete examination and consultation with Dr. Hubler would be the first step to determining if dentures are right for you. Cal our office today and schedule your visit.
Like a bridge, partial dentures rest on surrounding teeth to fill in the gaps where one or more teeth are missing. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the wearer. Partials are affordable alternatives to other types of dental prosthetics and are custom-made to blend in with each patient’s natural teeth. It takes a little time to adapt to new partials, but many people find that they reclaim much of their original function and aesthetics with partial dentures in place.
You may be a candidate for partial dentures if you have one or more missing teeth, and the space they once filled is surrounded by other teeth or permanent restorations. Ask Dr. Hubler if a partial is the right option for you if you have missing teeth you would like to replace.