Upper Partial Dentures

Complete Dentures | Upper Dentures | Over Dentures  August 15, 2013 – 11:07 am
Services: Dentures - Ronald K Leach D.D.S., P.A


Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth typically made out of an acrylic resin which at times incorporate porcelain or metal for additional structural support. There are two main types of dentures. Both Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures are finely crafted, custom-fitted. If you properly maintain your dentures they will appear natural and provide a perfect smile. Dentures help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth. Dentures also help get rid of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth and help with chewing.

First some teeth need to be extracted, and surgery in some cases is necessary to improve the bony ridges that stabilize your dentures. Second step is to get a wax bite impression of your mouth that will give us the exact measurements. Then a try-on appointment will be scheduled to determine the best shade, shape and custom-fit that matches your teeth. After your final dentures are fabricated, they will be placed and the dentist will inform you of their required care.

The perfect candidate for dentures is anyone who's lost, or is losing, all of their teeth. A Complete Denture is something to consider and discuss with the dentist. If some of your teeth remain and are healthy, a partial denture may be your answer. There are several personal and medical factors to take into consideration. You may also be a candidate for dental bridges and dental implants.

There are five types of dentures.
1. Complete Dentures
Complete dentures replace all of your teeth, upper or lower. Their comfort depends on muscle, bones, tongue, and saliva. Patients begin wearing conventional dentures after healing of the teeth that were extracted.
2. Immediate Dentures
Immediate Dentures are placed all at once, and may require additional adjustments after the healing process. This can take months for your bone and tissue to stabilize after tooth extractions.
3. Upper Dentures
Upper Dentures tend to be a somewhat easier to adjust to. Upper dentures are made of the same materials as a Complete Denture, but they only provide you with upper teeth only.
4. Over Dentures
Over Dentures are types of conventional denture that are also similar to Complete Dentures. The difference between them is that not all of the teeth are extracted and dentists use one or more natural teeth for their support. Over dentures provide greater stabilization during chewing. Over Dentures require more preparation and more dental appointments until the procedure is fully complete.
5. Partial Dentures
Partial Dentures are designed to correct the gaps in your smile when only some of your teeth are missing. Metal attachments anchor the dentures to your natural teeth. Partial Dentures maintain your tooth alignment by preventing your remaining teeth from shifting. Partial Dentures can also help prevent loss of more teeth due to decay or gum disease.

- Dentures definitely provide a beautiful smile with a very natural appearance.
- Dentures are made of very durable materials and they tend to last a very long time when they are properly taken care of.
- For many patients dentures correct several problems like speech to chewing.

Source: www.venetiandental.net

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Partial Dentures

I recently got a partial upper denture for one front tooth that is missing.
Any suggestions? I can't eat well in it, it shifts a little. My dentist says I have to get used to it, as it fits as well as it's going to. But I've been taking it out when I eat, and only wearing it outside the house.
I have managed to stop drooling and talking with a slurr. And I've been brushing it with tooth paste and water.
Any tips on how to make this stupid thing more enjoyable. I don't have insurance, I'm making payments now to my dentist for this thing, so a bridge or implant is not an option now.

Partial dentures? Can't get used to them.

I got partials (both sides, upper and lower) four weeks ago. No pain, but I can't adjust to the huge amount plastic behind the top and bottom front teeth. I am conscious of this big wad of plastic in my mouth every minute. My tongue cannot find a place to rest. It's still hard to speak clearly. (After twelve years of teaching foreigners how to pronounce English, I know how to pronounce, and am embarrassed when people ask me to repeat myself.) Is this normal?

Do You Wear Dentures? Are They Comfortable?

I'm in my 50's and my teeth have gone to hell. I wear a full upper denture, but my dentist advised against going with a full lower as in his words, "You'll hate it." So he leaves 5 teeth in and sets me up with a partial that is not working out AT ALL. It won't stay in place EVER, denture cream doesn't work, and before I go ahead with the permenent ($2,000 more dollars) I'm thinking of having him pull the last 5 and go with a full lower. What is YOUR experience? Someone once told me its the only way to go....you can take a dump, read the paper and clean your teeth all at the same time!

Affordable Dentures

I used a high priced "normal" dentist and OS to get all but 6 teeth removed and dentures placed. The fit from them was "iffy" at best. I then went to Affordable Dentures (in Winchester VA) to get my permanent ones and the fit is AWESOME and the price was even better. It is amazing to me that what took my "normal dentist" 8 weeks to get back with such an ill fit was achieved in one DAY at AD with a perfect fit....to top it off, I paid less for my full upper and partial lower by HALF of what I was going to pay for just the upper alone. AD is a "big box" type of deal, but dentures are all they do

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