Full & Partial Dentures
If you are missing one or more teeth, you shouldn't feel like you're alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans have at least one tooth missing, and 35 million don’t have any teeth.
That’s over 200 million Americans in need of tooth replacement!
At Pruce Dental, we have several options to choose from when considering tooth replacement. Full and partial dentures are a popular choice because they have been used successfully for decades and work well for nearly everyone.
The Benefits of Modern Dentures
One of the chief complaints about dentures has always been their appearance. Until recently, dentures were considered to be purely functional. Today, with advances in the design of dentures and the materials used, we can create a set of replacement teeth that are as close to natural teeth as possible.
Our dentures are made using an acrylic base that is closely matched to your natural gum color. We will work with you to ensure that every detail is perfect, including color, shape, and positioning of the artificial teeth.
Dr. Pruce uses the highest quality materials and works with only highly trained dental technicians who deliver beautiful dentures that look and feel great. Our office works hard to create customized dentures that look so natural no one will ever know they are not your real teeth!
Types of Dentures We Offer
We choose full dentures to replace either all the teeth in the upper arch or all the teeth in both the upper and lower arches.
Partial dentures are a good choice when one or more teeth are missing or when bridgework or implants are not a viable option.
Dr. Pruce will fabricate transitional dentures if you are about to undergo extraction of remaining teeth and don’t want to be seen without your teeth. These transitional dentures are typically worn for about 10 weeks while tissues heal, allowing us to take accurate impressions that will be used to make the permanent dentures. After the permanent dentures are made, the transitional dentures can serve as an emergency backup denture.
All of these types of dentures need to be removed from the mouth after meals for oral care and should be removed from the mouth at bedtime.
Implant-supported dentures provide the ultimate in stability and comfort. Several implants are placed in your jawbone, allowed to heal, then attached to your natural-looking dentures. The result is a stable denture that doesn’t move around in your mouth.
Please Call to Arrange a Consultation
If you are missing teeth and aren’t sure what the best solution is, please call our McMurray dental office to arrange a dentures consultation with Dr. Pruce. He will work with you to choose the solution that restores function and improves the appearance of your smile!