Dentures & Partial Dentures from your Shaughnessy Dentist
Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and tissue. When a patient loses many or all of their teeth, dentures allow the patient to chew properly and speak normally. Dentures also support a natural-looking smile and facial structure, preventing the sunken lower facial features that can result from loss of teeth and gum tissue.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in an arch – the upper (maxillary) arch and/or the lower (mandibular) arch. Partial dentures from our Oakridge dental practice replace some of the teeth, when some natural teeth remain.
A complete denture is used when all of the teeth are missing.
A partial denture is used when some natural teeth remain. It not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. We always attempt to save your natural teeth.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Reasons for dentures: