Dentures & Partials
If you’ve lost many or all of your teeth, you may have considered dentures as a replacement option. Tooth loss can be devastating, from the acceleration of an aged appearance to not being able to enjoy food or talk properly. Even if you’re only missing some of your teeth, having a gap in front can negatively affect your self-esteem.
Contact us at Pinnacle Dental for an appointment to discuss how complete or partial dentures can have a positive effect on your life, especially when it comes to giving you back an appealing smile. In addition to traditional metal-based partials, we also offer all resin-based partials for situations where esthetics are more of a concern.
While dentures are often a good choice, they do have major drawbacks. Lower dentures in particular have a tendency to move around when you eat or speak. At Pinnacle Dental we take great care in impression making and we complete multiple try-ins before you denture is completed. Dr. Kottman is also trained in making implant-supported dentures. These dentures have their undersides modified to snap on to implants placed in the jaw. Implant-supported dentures offer more retention and support than traditional dentures since they are actually anchored in your mouth, instead of just resting on top of your gums.
If you have multiple missing teeth, removable partial dentures are a possible solution that can be more affordable and less invasive than bridges or implants. At Pinnacle Dental, we offer both traditional and all-resin (Duraflex) partial dentures. Duraflex partial dentures are made of a flexible denture base resin that is popular for patients with metal allergies and esthetic concerns. Like traditional partials, they are supported by your remaining natural teeth and held in place with clasps. Partials are an excellent choice if some of your natural teeth can be saved, especially on the lower, as lower complete dentures tend to move around significantly. It is important to maintain your oral hygiene regime as with any removable appliance.
You will need to care for your partial dentures as you would a complete denture set. Use denture toothpaste and a soft brush to clean your partial every day, and rinse after meals. Always remove your partial at night, and place it back in your mouth using your fingers as biting it can stress the clasps and lead to breakage. Talk to Dr. Kottman about fluoride treatments to keep your remaining natural teeth their healthiest and continue regular dental cleanings and exams.
We would love to have you come to Pinnacle Dental and discuss your needs for dentures or implant-supported dentures as well as traditional and Duraflex partial dentures. Give Dr. Kottman a call, and let us see how we can help you restore your smile.