Dentures & PartialsAn Overview
Dentures are used to restore a smile after tooth loss. High-quality dentures can help patients regain the function and beauty of their smile, boosting self-confidence and oral health.
Claremont Dental Institute provides patients with comfortable, stable, quality dentures that look and feel like natural teeth. Created with digital technology and imaging, we fabricate your dentures in our in-house dental lab for improved results. By keeping our dental restorations in-house, we allow for more fine detailing, and patients enjoy faster results and a better fit denture.
“Dentures do more than replace missing teeth—they can help restore confidence and improve the quality of your life.”
—Dr. Vijay Patel
When designing dentures, our dentists take your entire facial structure, color, size and your personal preferences into consideration. We use modern dental materials that allow for a more natural looking denture that fits your facial esthetic. We strive to work with patients to create a denture that feels good and enhances your appearance while supporting improved oral wellness.
Dental Implant Secured Dentures
When choosing dentures patients may opt for securing the denture with dental implants. Qualifying patients can benefit from implant supported dentures in many ways. Dental implants are surgically placed into healthy bone tissue and fuse with the jaw. The implants create a stable foundation that anchors the denture in place reducing or eliminating the embarrassment of loose dentures prone to slipping.
Dental implants help to promote healthy bone growth and prevents facial sagging often associated with tooth loss. Dental implant secured dentures make it possible for edentulous patients to enjoy a healthy, varied diet without restriction.
What dangers are associated with tooth loss?
Losing a majority of your teeth can often mean relying on a diet of primarily soft foods, reducing nutritional intake. In addition, you can have trouble speaking clearly and being understood. The loss of tooth roots also means the body stops sending doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these nutrients, the jawbone will dissolve and lead to facial collapse which causes a significantly older appearance.
How do full dentures work?
Traditional full dentures are removable and replace all of your teeth. They consist of an acrylic base that mimics the look of natural gum tissue. There is also a full row of lifelike teeth and the prosthetic is held in place with natural suction.
Can dentures be supported with dental implants?
Yes. Multiple implant posts can be inserted into the jaw to support the prosthetic. The denture will be fixed in place, meaning you don’t need to remove it for soaking or maintenance. The implants can also stimulate jawbone growth, helping you avoid the onset of facial collapse.