Rebuilding Smiles with Full/Partial Dentures

Full-Partial DenturesEven patients who have lost a significant number of teeth, or all of them, can still enjoy full, healthy, youthful smiles through the help of full and partial dentures. By replacing your lost teeth, you can reclaim the ability to smile confidently, and regain your proper bite function.

Besides revitalizing your appearance, full and partial dentures can significantly improve your overall quality of life following tooth loss. With a full set of teeth, you can enjoy eating your favorite foods, speaking clearly without slurring your words, and resting easily knowing your smile is full and healthy again.

In the Office

If you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge, then a full denture can replace them all. If you still retain some of your healthy, natural teeth, then Dr. Chen will recommend a partial denture to fit around the remaining teeth.

Both types of dentures consist of a comfortable, gum-colored base. With full dentures, the base completely covers your gums and is supported by the shape of your dental ridge. The base of a partial denture usually rests behind the ridge, and may include hidden clasps for additional support.

The pontics of a denture are similar to those of a dental bridge, and are designed to closely mimic healthy, natural, blemish-free teeth. For many patients, Dr. Chen may recommend supporting a full or partial denture on a series of dental implants. The small, titanium implant posts offer more lifelike results by acting as dental roots, and can offer long-lasting, unmatched support for your partial or full denture.

Brighter Smiles at Illume Dental in McKinney, TX

At Illume Dental, we are committed to maintaining an excellent level of service for everyone. Our philosophy is that exceptional dental care begins with a personal relationship with your dentist and dental care team. Therefore, every treatment is tailored to meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Chen, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255. We proudly welcome patients from McKinney, TX, as well as Allen, Plano, Frisco, and all surrounding communities.