Lee Martin DMD

Is It the Right Time for Dentures?

March 9, 2020
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Posted By: Lee J. Martin Staff

Tooth loss has a significant impact on your life. Not only is your ability to chew and eat diminished, but you may also feel self-conscious about talking and interacting with other people due to the appearance of your smile. If you are facing the loss of multiple teeth, you might start to feel discouraged and even hopeless about your smile.

But there is good news! Full and partial dentures offer excellent solutions for patients whether you need to replace just a few teeth, or it's the right time to think of replacing all of your teeth. Here's what you should know about dentures in Garden City.

What Is a Full Denture?

We design full dentures to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. It is typically a removable appliance, made of acrylic that matches your tooth color and complements your facial structure. It is held in place through suction and secure fit to your jawbone. Full dentures can also be supported by dental implants that will provide a more secure and stable fit without the movement and slippage of removable dentures. 

What Is a Partial Denture?

A partial denture replaces multiple missing teeth but also allows you to keep and sustain your healthy remaining teeth. It does this by filling the gaps in your smile with strategically placed artificial teeth attached to a removable appliance. A partial relies on clasps that keep it anchored to healthy teeth to lock it in place. Your partial is designed to restore both aesthetics and function to your smile, and it uses durable ceramic porcelain restorations.

How Can I Get Started?

If you're ready to learn more about your options for restoring your smile, we encourage you to contact Dr. Lee J. Martin at (912) 966-2102 to schedule an evaluation to determine whether a partial or full denture might be a good solution for your smile.

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