Full and partial dentures to replace missing teeth
Do you need to replace missing teeth? If you are in a situation where you need to replace one or more of your teeth in the smile, you may be unsure as to the services provided by a restorative dentist at Northwest Dental Center. Drs. David Bingham and Don Cook of Boise, Idaho, are pleased to offer patients a wide range of solutions. Those looking for a removal restoration that fits their budget, or is covered by their dental insurance plans, may find full and partial dentures to be the best choice for their needs.
What are dentures?
There are several types of dentures. Full dentures are removable false teeth custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth. Partial dentures are a similar solution, but they replace missing teeth in only certain parts of the smile. Dentures are false or “prosthetic” teeth that can be made from various materials, including acrylic and porcelain. Drs. David Bingham and Don Cook of Northwest Dental Center may also talk to patients about fitting their complete dentures with dental implants for extra stability. These dentures are usually called “implant-retained dentures” and are the gold standard for replacing all the teeth in the dental arch.
What are the benefits of cosmetic dentures?
There are many reasons why people may choose to wear dentures, including both partial and full options. Some common advantages include:
- Improved appearance. Dentures can help patients feel more confident about their smiles.
- Better oral health. Dentures can help support the facial muscles and protect the remaining natural teeth.
- Easier eating. Dentures can make it easier to eat and speak, as they support the lips and cheeks.
How long do dentures last?
The lifespan of a denture depends on many factors, including how well the patient takes care of them and whether or not they are made from high-quality materials. With proper care, most dentures will last between 10 years or more. It is important to note that as the jawbone changes shape over time, patients may need to have their dentures relined or replaced.
How do I find out if dentures are right for me?
Do you think you may need dentures? Call Northwest Dental Center to schedule an appointment with Drs. David Bingham and Don Cook. They will be happy to help you determine the best solution for your smile! Call 208-377-8078 today!