Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and which are supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable, however there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clipping onto teeth or dental implants. There are two main categories of dentures, depending on whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or the maxillary arch. There are many informal names for dentures such as dental plate, false teeth and falsies.
Our doctors have vast experience and success in choosing and fabricating the right removable prosthesis (denture) for you. Our team uses a local, state-of-the-art dental laboratory and utilizes only the most advanced techniques and materials. Bel Air Dental Care is also proud to offer a superior in-house version of Clear Choice Dental’s “Teeth in a Day.”
Bel Air Dental Care’s implant denture treatment options allow our patients to eat without pain, or the worry of their dentures falling out. Our implant supported removable and fixed dentures are an immediate solution to tooth replacement that allows our patients to laugh, eat, and socialize with confidence. The benefits to our implant denture therapy include: eat without pain and frustration, speak naturally, almost impossible for teeth to fall out, excellent esthetics, no need for adhesives.
Whether you are interested in a temporary denture, a permanent partial or complete denture, overdentures (implant supported), or a fixed hybrid (screwed in denture), please contact our office for a no charge consultation.
TYPES OF DENTURES
REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. Fixed partial dentures, better known as “crown and bridge”, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more expensive than removable appliances but are more stable.
Conversely, complete dentures or full dentures are worn by patients who are missing all their teeth in an arch (i.e. the maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) arch).
COMPLETE AND PARTIAL OVER-DENTURES
Over-dentures are partial or complete dentures that can click onto dental implants placed into the jawbone. The implant support greatly improves comfort, retention and function.