dentures & partial dentures

Dentures – Your New Smile

Dentures are replacement teeth that can restore your mouth to its full constitution based on any tooth or teeth loss you have had. By the age 35 about 60% of the U.S. population has lost a permanent tooth and generally about 19% of the population over the age of 40 has partial or full dentures. At Deerfield Family Dentistry we want you to have the best process to connect your mouth back to a full smile. Partial Dentures are generally used when 3 or more teeth are missing or damaged in a row to restore the strength that that area of your mouth and Full Dentures are used when a large portion of teeth are missing. Dr. Pike and her team consider the 3 different types of dentures at our office.

There are 3 different types of dentures; conventional, immediate, and overdenture.  When a tooth has lost most of its strength and constitution the healing process can take multiple mouths to close the space where the tooth once was. Conventional dentures are placed in your mouth after the tissue has fully healed.  In immediate denture creation Dr. Pike will take a full mold of your mouth to place the denture on immediately after so you won’t have to be missing a tooth during the healing process. The downside of immediate dentures is they require multiple relines and re-fits to accommodate your newly reformed gum. Overdentures are similar to implants in that they fit over your natural teeth to preserve the original structure of your jaw. Regardless of what type Dr. Pike chooses, you will be happy with your full and happy smile for the rest of your life.