• Complete And Partial Dentures

  • Whether some or all of your natural teeth are missing, Dr. Fisher may be able to restore the functionality of your mouth and aesthetics of your smile with dentures.

    What is a denture?

    A denture is synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base that has been made to match your natural teeth and gums.

    Besides making your smile look better, dentures also fix the way your mouth functions overall. Dentures also support your cheeks and lips to reduce sagging of the muscles in your face.

    What are some of the different types of dentures?

    Below are some types of dentures that might be available to you. Even though there are many options, not all patients are good candidates for every type of denture. During your appointment, Dr. Fisher will let you know which options may work best for you.

    Conventional Complete Dentures

    Conventional complete dentures consist of an upper denture and a lower denture.

    The upper denture is made to replace all of your teeth in your upper jaw. It covers the roof of your mouth and fits securely on your upper gums and palate.

    The lower denture is made to take the place of all your teeth in your lower jaw. It sits on the lower gums and stays in place with the help of your tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles.  

    Your mouth must be clear of all natural teeth before conventional complete dentures are placed. If some of your teeth need to be removed, the dentures will be placed once your gums have healed.

    Implant-Supported Complete Dentures

    Like conventional complete dentures, implant-supported complete dentures replace all of your natural teeth. Instead of relying solely on the structure, tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles, this type of dentures uses implants to keep them secure.

    Implant-supported complete dentures are placed on healthy gums that have fully recovered from teeth extractions and/or implant placements.

    Immediate Dentures

    Immediate dentures are put into place right after all of your remaining teeth have been removed. You do not have to wait for your gums to heal before the immediate dentures are placed. The dentist may need to make adjustments once your gums have fully healed.

    Partial Dentures

    Partial dentures are also comprised of synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base made to look like your natural teeth and gums. Below the plastic base they usually have a framework that attaches to your teeth. Unlike complete dentures, partial dentures cannot be placed in a mouth with no teeth.

    How do I know if I should get dentures?

    When teeth are missing, there are many different ways to help your mouth function optimally and look great. Making an appointment with a dentist is the best way to determine what type of treatment is best for you.

    Give Dr. Fisher’s office a call at (305) 661-9603 to schedule an appointment.

    Let Dr. Fisher help you feel great with an awesome looking smile!