Full & Partial Dentures in Randolph
A smile just isn't a smile if it's incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems from difficulty in speaking and eating, to low self-confidence, to jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.
What is a Partial?
A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on base that is the same color as your natural gums. The teeth are not in a row, but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial denture is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial denture is removable. Our most common partial is called a precision partial. Crowns (caps) are placed on key teeth in your mouth, and the partial is made to slip into little slots in the crowns (similar to a lock and key). The beauty of this design is rock solid stability, no twisting of your teeth, and best of all no visible clasps.
What is a Denture?
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a base that is the same color as your natural gums. Dentures may require denture adhesive to hold them in place.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full denture and do not want adhesive, then consider implant-supported dentures. During the course of a brief surgical procedure, Dr. Goldstein can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, you won't have to worry about slippage; they will snap into place, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound.