Dentures and Partials

Dentures and Partials

Dentures are a reliable solution and a treatment option to replace the missing teeth. Dentures are also known as false teeth as it perfectly fits as a replacement for missing teeth. They are generally made of thermoplastic nylon resin or acrylic. 

How are dentures created?

During your first visit with us, the dentist checks if dentures are a suitable solution to your dental problem. The perfect type of denture is decided, and the impression of your teeth and gums are taken to create your customized denture in a dental lab. Generally, certain impressions are made so that the dentist can find out the functions and moves of the jaw. Using the final impressions, the lab creates a set of dentures that looks just like natural teeth and fits perfectly as well. Adjustments are made, if necessary, according to your suggestions.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are designed in a way to replace one or more missing teeth. These dentures use plates or are often clipped to stay in position in the mouth. It can be used if there are still some healthy teeth available in the mouth. Partial dentures are held in place by a plastic base whose color matches the color of our natural gums. A metal framework helps to secure the base without letting it fall off. 

What are flexible partial dentures?

A flexible partial denture, also commonly stated as Flexi-partial, are made of flexible materials. They are made lightweight, making them very comfortable to wear. Flexible partial dentures don’t use any metal clips and their base matches the color of the gum tissue. This makes them invisible when they are worn. 

Call us at (408) 988-7788 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Lee to know more about dentures.

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