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Partials and Dentures

by John R. Treinen, DDS

What are Dentures?

Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Dentures can help you eat and speak more comfortably.  Partial dentures are used in cases where some natural teeth remain and are used to secure the partial denture.

What are the Alternatives to Dentures?

With the advances in implant dentistry we now have a great alternative to removable dentures.  Implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth on a fixed bridge, or as a means of supporting a snap-on overdenture.  

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