Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentist in Grand Rapids, MI
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.
We recommend the use of full dental implants to stabilize your dentures. This has the added benefit of deterring bone loss, which can cause eventual issues with wearing dentures, jaw problems and even change the appearance of your face, giving it a sunken look.
We will ensure that your implants secure your dentures to create the most natural fit and feel possible. Over time, adjusting the denture may be necessary. As you age, your mouth naturally changes, which can affect the fit of the denture.
Our Grand Rapids Family Dentist office provides:
- Complete: These replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. You can have them on your upper or lower jaw or both.
- Partial: Suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining that will improve chewing ability, provides support for facial muscles and greatly enhances the facial appearance and smile.
- Immediate: These are inserted immediately after the removal of your remaining teeth. To make this possible, the dentist takes measurements and makes the models of your jaws during a preliminary visit.
- Overdenture: A removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants. The natural teeth must be prepared to provide stability and support for the denture.