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Dentures are a removable prosthetic to replace all of your teeth. Partial dentures are a removable prosthetic to replace some of your teeth. If you are missing teeth, dentures or partials can restore the function of your teeth while improving your smile.

Overview of Dentures

Dentures, or false teeth, are a dental treatment for people who are missing all of their teeth. This restorative treatment offers functional benefits to the patient, such as a renewed ability to eat and speak.

If you are missing one or more teeth, partials may be an option for you. They provide an alternative treatment to implants.

Our dental team at Bettendorf Family Dental will conduct an exam and help you determine what tooth replacement options are appropriate for you.

Complete dentures are a full set of cosmetic teeth intended to replace a full set of teeth. They can be made to replace top teeth, bottom teeth, or both.

Complete dentures come with two options: conventional dentures or immediate dentures.

Conventional dentures are made after teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. These dentures are ready for placement in the mouth about 12 weeks after removing the teeth.

Immediate dentures are made before all teeth are removed. They can be put into place as soon as the remaining front teeth are removed. First, the remaining back teeth are removed and the gums are allowed to heal. Then the denture fabrication steps are completed in several visits, with the last step being the removal of remaining front teeth and the placement of the denture immediately after the removal of the remaining front teeth. The advantage of this approach is that it allows the patient to leave the front teeth present during the healing process.

Immediate dentures have risks, as the bone and gums may shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. They also require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and are usually a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Complete dentures are designed to be removable. This means you can take them out to clean or for comfort during the day. Our dental team will advise you on best practices.

Implant retained dentures are a type of denture that is held in place by implants, which give the denture enhanced retention and function. This type of denture is often made after a conventional denture has been worn during healing. Your dental team will perform assessments to determine if this treatment is right for you.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are intended to replace one or more teeth when there are remaining teeth that are healthy and strong enough to use for anchoring the partial.

Partial dentures are made of a variety of materials. You and your dental team will select the best partial for you.

Partial dentures fill the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent adjacent teeth from changing position over time. Partial dentures enhance both the aesthetics and function of your smile.

Learn More About Dentures Today

Dentures offer a restorative option to restore your teeth. If you would like to learn more about this option, schedule an initial visit to be evaluated by one of our dentists. They can answer any questions you have or address any concerns.

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What do dentures look like?
While dentures are a restorative treatment, they are designed to look like natural teeth. They may improve your smile and help you meet any cosmetic and functional goals that you have. Our dentists will work with you to create a pair that meets your desires, and we offer individual solutions. Contact our clinic for more information.