Reliable Tooth Replacement with Full & Partial Dentures
At Family Dentistry of Sioux Falls, dentures and partial dentures are an area of special interest. Our doctors have extensive experience with making new dentures, replacing old dentures, and adjusting existing dentures. Each patient’s individual situation is different and our doctors will work with you to determine what type of denture is best for you. If you have any questions about dentures or partial dentures, please call our office to schedule a new patient exam.
Contact our Sioux Falls, SD practice today if you have any questions for our staff about dentures or partial dentures, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment.
AvaDent Digital Dentures
AvaDent Digital Dentures are the newest technology in making dentures. It is a high quality denture that uses computer technology to design and create your new denture. The technique involves 2 appointments instead of 6 appointments required for a traditional denture. A few of the advantages of an AvaDent denture are, better suction for a superior hold, permanent digital records in case your denture is lost or needs to be replaced, and fewer appointments and adjustments are needed. This type of denture is used when a person has an existing denture that needs to be replaced. For more information, please visit http://www.avadent.com, or stop by our office for a brochure.
This is the traditional, standard high quality denture fabricated in a traditional dental laboratory. It is made with high quality denture teeth and is used when a person already has an existing denture that needs to be replaced. A complete denture involves a series of short, specialized appointments in which we gather information about the patient’s jaw relationship and the patient helps choose the shade and shape of their teeth. This type of denture can also be used in combination with dental implants to hold the denture into place.
Interim Complete Denture
An interim complete denture is also called a "healing denture" and is an option for people who need dental extractions and a denture made for the first time. This denture is meant to be worn approximately 6 months to 1 year after the dental extractions and is re-lined during this time for patient comfort. After the healing period, the patient will be ready to have a complete denture made that will last many years. The interim denture is the least expensive type of denture, but is usually not covered by dental insurance plans.
Immediate Complete Dentures
An Immediate Complete Denture is similar to an Interim or healing denture, except it is made with high quality denture teeth. The Immediate Denture is worn during the healing time after extractions and then re lined by the dental laboratory once the healing is complete. After the re line is done, an Immediate Complete Denture will last you many years. Making this type of denture requires two appointments. At the first appointment, we will take impressions and measurements, and the second appointment will be to extract any remaining teeth and deliver your new denture. The immediate denture is then relined in the future after the patient heals to provide the best possible fit for the patient.
Cast Partial Denture
A cast partial denture is used to replace one or more missing teeth. This type of partial is made with durable metal, acrylic, and high quality denture teeth. To make a Cast Partial Denture requires approximately 5 short, specialized appointments. Dental implants can be used with a cast partial to lock it into place.
Other Types of Partial Dentures
There are several other types of partial dentures that can be used to replace missing teeth. A partial denture can be made with only an acrylic base so there is no metal showing in the patient’s mouth. Another type of partial dentures is one used for patients right after a single dental extraction during the healing time, which is meant to be temporary and used for aesthetic purposes only, it is sometimes referred to as a "flipper." This type of partial is specific on each patient’s individual situation and preferences.
While the design and effectiveness of traditional dentures continues to improve from year to year, some patients still aren’t satisfied with their removable nature. In these cases, our doctors may recommend an implant-retained prosthetic as a more secure and lifelike alternative. Implants can be used with complete or partial dentures to give patients extra hold on their dentures and expand their ability to chew and speak effectively.