Also known as complete or conventional dentures, full dentures are an outstanding solution for patients who are looking to restore one or both arches. Our natural-looking dentures are custom-made just for you right here in our in-house lab.
Today’s dentures are made from durable acrylic material that’s specially crafted to match the naturally existing shape and colors of your teeth and gums. Because they’re precision-fitted, your dentures create natural suction that holds them in place.
A denture for your upper jaw sets firmly to the roof of your mouth with a flesh-colored acrylic base. A lower full-arch denture is “U-shaped” so it won’t interfere with your tongue.
When you meet with Dr. Hobbs for your free consultation, he’ll review your options so you can choose the restoration that works for you. If you decide that our attractive dentures are the right restoration for your smile, we can start the process right away.
A removable partial denture is sometimes referred to as a bridge. It’s used to restore one or more missing teeth. Your partial denture is secured using metal clasps that attach to your existing teeth.
Your partial dentures are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, so they’ll blend in flawlessly with your smile. Soon, you’ll be enjoying your favorite foods without having to worry about your smile.
Partial dentures will also make speaking easier. They’re easy to put on and remove once you get the hang of it. For extra comfort and stronger hold, we also feature implant-retained partials.
Implant-retained dentures are a great way to improve the fit, comfort, and performance of your existing dentures. Dr. Hobbs will secure your denture using a small number of dental implants, dramatically enhancing their stability and comfort.
The section of the dental implants that connect to your jawbone is called the implant fixture. The fixture is made from titanium, a stainless, durable material that’s also biocompatible. The bones in your jaw will naturally attach themselves to the implant fixture, creating a strong and lasting bond to firmly hold your dentures in place.
Implant-retained dentures can be used to provide extra comfort and security for either full or partial dentures. You can wear your partial or full dentures over your posts with complete confidence, knowing they won’t come out or move around. Another advantage with implant-retained dentures is that you won’t have to go without teeth during the healing period.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can dentures look natural?
Yes, dentures can look natural. Dr. Hobbs will work closely with you so you can smile without hesitation while wearing your dentures. Part of the function of your dentures is to give you a natural-looking smile so you can not only eat and speak properly, but also smile.
Denture teeth are made from natural-looking materials that feel just like natural teeth. They even reflect light the same way as teeth for a completely natural appearance. Your dentures are customized for you, so they’ll be comfortable and blend in with your face.
Are dentures comfortable?
Dentures can be comfortable if they’re made correctly. Your dentures will be customized for you and we’ll make them as comfortable as possible. Dr. Hobbs will show you how to put your dentures in correctly to maximize your comfort throughout the day.
If you aren’t able to adjust to your dentures, there may be some adjustments that Dr. Hobbs can make. You may also consider implant-supported dentures – in this case, your dentures can be attached to dental implants. These dentures tend to feel more natural and very stable.
What do I do if my dentures are too big?
If your dentures are too big for you, they may need an adjustment or you may be due for a replacement. Over time, your jaw will become smaller when you’re wearing dentures and your dentures may feel too big. This can lead to them not staying in place throughout the day and be uncomfortable.
A denture adjustment can help your dentures feel more comfortable again. They’ll stay in place more easily so you can eat and smile confidently.