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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Full & Partial Dentures

How can we help you?

Your questions are always welcome at Northern Hills Dental. We want you to always be fully informed and comfortable with decisions you make about your family's dental care. Our team has many years of experience and can answer any oral health care questions you have. No question is too big or too small – if it's a concern for you, it's a concern for us, too. 

We've chosen a few questions we hear frequently and shared them below. However, you probably have some of your own, so please contact us if you don't see your question answered here. 

Full & Partial Dentures

Whether you’ve lost one or all of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for dentures. We can evaluate the health of your teeth and gums to decide if full or partial dentures are the right choice for you. Dentures may not be right for you if you smoke, have a sensitive gag reflex, or grind and clench your teeth.

What Kind of Denture Is Right for Me?

There are several different types of dentures, and we will take your specific needs into account when deciding which is most appropriate for you.

  • Full dentures are appropriate if you are missing all your teeth.
  • Partial dentures are a good choice if you still have some of your natural teeth.
  • Implant-retained dentures are stabilized by a dental implant that has fused with the jaw bone.
  • Immediate dentures are used for patients who have had teeth extracted and want dentures placed the same day.

There is a lot to consider when having dentures placed at our dental office, and we can help you make the decision that fits your needs, lifestyle and budget. Please contact us, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss the type of dentures most appropriate for you.

The materials and technology used to make dentures today have improved significantly in the last several years, allowing us to make dentures that look very realistic. Each tooth is created separately and placed in a custom-fitted acrylic base, eliminating that too-perfect appearance that has always been a problem with dentures.

We can now create dentures that actually enhance your smile and take years off your appearance. At Northern Hills Dental, we work with you to decide the shape, size, and color of the artificial teeth in your dentures. We can even match the color of the base to your gum color for a perfectly natural look. You will be part of the process every step of the way so that there are no surprises.

Having dentures placed is a big step, whether you’re a first-time denture wearer or having your old dentures replaced for improved fit and comfort. It’s important that your dentures are completely functional so that they give you many years of comfortable use. But aesthetics are important to everyone, and we want you to be delighted with their appearance as well.

You no longer have to worry that your dentures are going to look like they belong to someone else. 

If you’re looking for a replacement for missing teeth, we’ve got all the options you need so you can choose one that’s right for you.

Dental implants have been around for over 25 years and are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They resolve the cosmetic problem of a gap in your smile, but they also function like a natural tooth.

Dental bridges are a tooth replacement option that fills the gap left by a missing tooth. Updates and improvements in dental technology and materials have given us the ability to provide dental bridges that are not only functional, but look completely natural. For the ultimate stability, we can also use dental implants to support the bridge so that it restores function and blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Partial dentures are another type of dental prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. They restore function and allow you to eat, speak, and smile again with confidence. We work closely with the technicians at our dental lab to make dentures to your exact specifications. You're also welcome to share photos that we can use to recreate your beautiful smile! 

Please give us a call if you’d like to arrange an appointment to talk about your options for tooth replacement.

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