Dentures for Severe and Total Tooth Loss
While a dental bridge is often the optimal choice in mild cases of tooth loss, some patients lose more teeth than a dental bridge can effectively replace. For instance, if you’ve lost several or all of your teeth on the upper or lower dental ridge, then you may require a partial or full denture to successfully rebuild your smile. With the help of a custom-designed denture, you can regain the proper function of a strong, healthy bite, as well as the confidence of a full, beautiful smile. By replacing your lost teeth, you also significantly reduce your risks of increasingly worse dental health due to missing teeth.
The Difference Between Partials and Dentures
Today’s dentures come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Traditional dentures (or full dentures) consist of an entire row of custom-designed replacement teeth supported by a comfortable, gum-colored base. Partial dentures are designed for patients who still retain some of their healthy, natural teeth, and consist of replacements only where necessary to support those teeth. Whether partial or full, your denture will be crafted according to your specific needs and preferences, and your replacement will be made from highly lifelike material (such as customized dental porcelain). For some patients, a partial or full denture can be made to fit on a series of dental implants, which support your replacement teeth with the same comfort and stability as healthy teeth roots.
Build a New Smile with a Partial or Full Denture
With a custom-designed partial or full denture, you can build a new smile after suffering from severe or total tooth loss. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Peddicord Family Dentistry in Ankeny, IA, today at (515) 963-3339. We also proudly serve patients of all ages from Bondurant, Polk City, Elkhart, Alleman, Cambridge, and all surrounding communities.