A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. Depending on what you need, you can get a partial denture or a complete denture.
We recommend a partial denture when some natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base that is anchored in the mouth in either a fixed or removable placement. A removable partial attaches to nearby teeth and can be taken out, while a fixed partial denture can be cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support. This fills the space created by missing teeth and provides a support for remaining teeth to prevent shifting.
We recommend complete dentures when you must replace all of your teeth. Complete dentures are custom-created to be positioned in a patient’s mouth to take the place of the natural teeth. Achieving a proper fit within the mouth and around the gums may require some adjustments. We have your dentures fabricated in the lab to resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible so there should be no noticeable change in your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile.
Encore Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing you and your family the most comprehensive & convenient dental care you deserve. Dr. Castiblanco and their expert team are committed to helping you achieve the best oral health for a lifetime.