Partial and Full Dentures
The most common causes of tooth loss, such as gum disease and severe tooth decay, are largely preventable. Yet, tooth loss remains a significant problem for millions of people, many of whom have lost all or nearly all of their teeth. While a dental bridge may be ideal for single tooth loss, or the loss of adjacent teeth, partial or full dentures are required for more severe cases. With the right custom-made denture, you can regain your full bite function as well as the healthy, attractive smile of your youth.
Removable Partial Dentures
Partial dentures replace multiple lost teeth while fitting around the healthy teeth that remain, and are personalized to each patient’s unique pattern of tooth loss. Like full dentures, a partial is supported by a gum-colored base, as well as comfortable, hidden clasps for improved stability. Also like full dentures, partials are typically removable.
Removable Full Dentures
As the name suggests, a full denture is comprised of a full row of highly lifelike replacement teeth. The appliance is supported by a comfortable, custom-designed base that fits on and blends in with your gums. The replacement teeth, or pontics, are crafted from a highly realistic material, such as dental porcelain, for optimal esthetic results. Traditionally, full dentures are removable for easy maintenance and dental hygiene.
Fixed Dentures (on Dental Implants)
No matter what type of denture you need, Dr. Lawson can offer the most lifelike results by anchoring it to a series of dental implants. Implant posts are surgically placed into the jawbone and offer unmatched security and comfort, creating the most lifelike results for rebuilding and revitalizing your smile.
With a custom partial or full denture, total or near-total tooth loss doesn’t have to mean the end of your smile. Learn more by calling Lawson Family Dentistry in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.