Dentures come in two types: full and partial. Patients in the Lake Orion area who need to restore a smile after tooth loss may use one of these solutions as an alternative to dental bridges or dental implants.
Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth; partial dentures replace one or more within the dental arch. They use the surrounding teeth to anchor the partial dentures and keep the smile looking its best. Dentures are often chosen for temporary purposes or for those who have limited financial options. They can be wonderful for patients who are ready to make a dramatic change to their appearance even after tooth loss has occurred.
Nearly everyone is an appropriate candidate for dentures. Dentures are custom-made to fit over the ridge of the gums and, for partial dentures, integrate into the existing dental arch. Full dentures allow many patients to enjoy a complete smile makeover and choose the improvements they would like to make to enhance their smiles. Our dentures look natural and beautiful and they are made to suit the needs of the patient.
Dental implants require patients to have enough bone structure to hold the implant in place, while dental bridges rely on existing surrounding teeth for placement. Patients with bone loss or no existing teeth can benefit from full dentures, and those who are considering other options but need to restore their smile immediately may choose partial dentures.
Dr. John L. Aurelia of the Lake Orion area uses dentures for patients who are ready to restore their smiles in an affordable manner. If you live in the area and are interested in learning more about your candidacy for full or partial dentures, contact his practice today to schedule your initial appointment. Consulting with our professional dental team is the best way to learn about the options available to restore the beauty and function of your smile!