Partial dentures are removable replacement teeth used to improve and restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. A partial denture is similar to a dental bridge, resting on the teeth that surround the missing tooth. The replacement teeth are attached to a base that resembles the gums. Partial dentures are custom made for each patient, providing a natural-looking smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for partial dentures?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate for a partial denture. You must have at least one tooth remaining in your upper or lower jaw to qualify for a partial denture. Contact our dental office today to learn more about a partial denture in Wichita, Kansas.
What should I expect when being fit for partial dentures?
Getting a partial denture takes multiple dental visits. During your initial consultation, Dr. Blake Lawlor will determine if you are eligible for a prosthetic. Metal clasps will be attached to your anchor teeth and an impression will be taken of the area where your partial denture will be. You will return later to have your newly made denture fitted.
How long will my partials last?
When properly cleaned, stored, and cared for, partial dentures can last for many years. Your partial denture should be inspected at every dental check-up. Over time, natural bone deterioration in the jaw may cause your denture to lose its fit. Talk to our dentist if you think your partial needs a new base to restore the fit.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.