Dentures or Partial Dentures, Your Complete Denture Care in Kettering
Are you considering getting dentures or are you struggling with loose fitting or painful dentures? At George P. Jonson, DDS, we understand that a patients needs are very specific when it comes to dentures care. Let Kettering dentist, Dr. Jonson help imp
rove your day-to-day, with excellent denture creation and care.
First Step - What are your denture needs?
Dentures are split into two categories, full dentures and partial dentures. It’s important to consider your lifestyle, comfort, long-term oral health concerns and cost when selecting the best denture plan for your mouth. Dr. Jonson will help you to understand the differences between the choices to make the most informed decision.
Second Step - Understanding denture function
Both full and partial dentures are made to improve overall oral health. Some of the benefits of dentures are:
- Improves chewing ability
- Completes a natural smile
- Helps keep any remaining teeth in position
- Improves speech
- Improves self-esteem
Third Step - Decide which denture is the best fit
What are the differences between full or partial dentures?
Partial dentures can be part of a removable bridge or set more permanently to the mouth with implants. Our office provides metal free dentures for a more comfortable fit. The bridge is made out of thermoplastic material or patients may choose mini implants that stabilize dentures securely. A bridge will clip on surrounding teeth whereas the implants are surgically placed into the jawbone and the dentures are designed to snap into place. A thorough exam will help determine if implants are the best option. A healthy jawbone plays an important role in that process. Discuss the pros and cons with your dentist to make an informed decision for your dental needs.
Full dentures cover the upper, lower or both sections of the mouth. They are made for comfort, are lighter weight and are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye than dentures of the past. They are secured in place with a resin that gets applied each day. A well-constructed set of dentures will make you look younger, build your confidence and keep your face in proper form. Full dentures may also have dental supported implants. The dentures are created to snap over the implants and remain in place until they are taken off at night. A resin based temporary set of dentures is necessary while the gums heal from implant surgery.
Final Step - Make the appointment
Now that you have a better understanding of the differences between full dentures and a partial set, it’s time to make an appointment for the initial consultation. The office of George P. Jonson, DDS is ready to answer any questions you may have concerning longevity, best practices and affordability. Don’t get scared listening to denture stories from the past, advanced technology has created dentures of today to have a more comfortable natural fit and feel. Increase your confidence and improve your smile. Looking for dentures in Kettering? Contact us today and we will take care of the rest.