Are You Only Missing a Few Teeth?
If you have only a few teeth missing, a partial may be a good solution for you. Partials can replace multiple teeth at once. They can have either a metal or acrylic framework and clasps that wrap around your remaining teeth. This helps to keep the partial in place.
Partials come in and out of the mouth and should be removed every evening before you go to sleep. With a partial, you should be able to chew, but it will never be the same as chewing on your natural teeth or even on something permanent like a bridge or implant.
What if I Don’t Have Any Teeth?
For centuries, it was normal for most adults to not have any teeth and to have a set of dentures made. George Washington even had a set of dentures where the teeth were wooden. A lot has changed since George Washington’s dentures!
Our modern dentures have acrylic teeth and “gums.” They look like natural teeth. You will be able to chew with your denture, but it is very different than chewing with your own teeth or even a partial.
Is There Anything I Can Do if My Dentures or Partials Move?
If your partials or dentures move, we have a great solution for you. We can make you a new denture or partial, and we can use implants to help lock it in place. This means your denture will not move like it used to. This is a really big deal, especially with lower dentures.
An implant-supported denture works much better than a typical denture. It is like comparing apples and oranges. Dr. Ahmed and his staff will help guide you through all the options so that you know what your choices are.
Please Contact Our Office for More Information
Do you have questions about dentures or paritals? There’s a lot to know before you decide, so please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at (708) 771-0330. We’ll be happy to arrange a convenient dentures consultation with Dr. Ahmed.