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Full and Partial Dentures in Shelby, OH

Don’t let missing teeth impact your smile. Call 419-342-4217 to ask about dentures!

Missing one or more of your teeth can make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods, speak, or show off a confident smile. In Shelby, OH, full and partial dentures can help you restore your smile and bite with artificial yet natural-looking teeth. 

At Discovery Dental, Dr. Marissa Miller and her team work hard to help every patient achieve their oral health goals. So if you suffer from missing or damaged teeth, let Discovery Dental help you review your options and restore your smile.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a set of artificial teeth that connect to a gum-colored plastic resin base to create an artificial bite. The fake teeth use a highly durable material that looks and feels like natural teeth. 

The base of dentures secures to your gum line and fits comfortably in your mouth. Most dentures are removable, so patients can clean them when needed. 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Patients missing some or all teeth are ideal candidates for full or partial dentures. Tooth loss can be the result of various factors:

  •     Severe tooth decay
  •     Tooth damage
  •     Trauma
  •     Injury

Full Dentures

Patients have various types of dentures to choose from depending on how many teeth they are missing. Full dentures are ideal for patients with complete tooth loss and come in three different styles.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are temporary dentures that your dentist gives you after tooth extraction. Permanent dentures won’t fit your gums comfortably until after the muscular readjustment and natural shrinking of your gums occur. So while your mouth heals, the immediate dentures help you adjust to artificial teeth and improve your bite while waiting for your permanent full dentures. 

Conventional Full Dentures

Conventional full dentures are the permanent solution to missing teeth. However, your dentist will customize dentures to fit the unique shape of your mouth and create a comfortable bite. 

Although dentures use artificial material, they look like your natural teeth and gums, so the only people who will know they are fake are you and your dentist.

Implant-Supported Overdentures

Immediate and conventional dentures are easily removable. However, some patients prefer to have a more secure set of artificial teeth. Implant-supported dentures secure your jawline by anchoring two or more dental implants.

Partial Dentures

Patients who are missing multiple teeth but still have a few remaining are ideal candidates for partial dentures. Partial dentures are similar to full dentures; however, they only replace a few teeth rather than your entire bite.

Transitional Partial Dentures

Transitional partial dentures are an inexpensive and temporary tooth replacement solution. After an extraction, transitional partial dentures will replace your missing teeth and act as a space maintainer while you wait for your mouth to heal.

Patients often receive transitional partial dentures while waiting for permanent dentures or dental implants.

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures typically consist of a metal framework, making them lighter and more comfortable than traditional plastic dentures. 

Since the metal framework consists of cast Vitallium, removable partial dentures tend to be more expensive than plastic ones. However, they offer increased durability and a more comfortable fit.

Benefits of Dentures

High-quality dentures in Shelby, OH, offer several benefits for patients who suffer from impaired smiles.

  1. They look and feel natural in your mouth. At Discovery Dental, we use high-quality materials and careful measurements to customize dentures that look like your natural teeth and fit comfortably in your mouth. 
  2. They improve your ability to chew. Missing one or several teeth can affect how you eat and speak. Dentures consist of a highly durable material that allows you to enjoy your favorite foods and improve your speech. 
  3. They help shape your face. Your teeth are a critical component of your facial structure. Missing your teeth can lead to sagging cheeks and a less confident smile. Dentures protect your facial structure and restore your beautiful smile.

Get Dentures in Shelby, OH

Discovery Dental offers full and partial dentures in Shelby, OH. Our office is passionate about helping patients achieve their oral health goals through preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. We get to know you during your visit to learn about your smile goals and help you achieve them.

Discovery Dental in Shelby, OH, can help you improve your smile and bite with high-quality custom dentures if you have missing teeth. Call our office at 419-342-4217 to schedule an appointment.