Complete Dentures in Wellington, FL
If a patient no longer has any natural teeth, Dr. Rauchwerger may recommend a full denture to restore function and improve appearance. The full or complete denture also supports lips and cheeks.
Dentures are usually made out of acrylic. The upper denture will have a flesh-colored base that covers the roof of the mouth. The lower denture is also flesh-colored, but shaped like a U to leave room for the tongue to move freely. The teeth are generally made of resins or porcelain.
Two Types of Full Dentures
Dr. Rauchwerger is the only dentist with specialty training in the fabrication of your complete dentures in Wellington, FL.
Removable Partial Dentures
For patients who have lost multiple teeth, and still have some natural teeth in the jaw, a removable partial denture may be an option. This type of denture consists of a metal frame (clasps) with a flesh-colored acrylic base with resin or porcelain teeth. As it is removable, it must be removed and cleaned daily. The remaining natural teeth will support the partial denture.
It is important to talk to your dentist about replacing missing teeth. If left alone, the teeth surrounding the gap may move out of alignment and affect your speech and bite. There is, of course, also the cosmetic impact of missing teeth. The easiest solution to multiple missing teeth is a partial denture to maintain a proper bite, speech, and appearance. Call Smile Designs for a consultation with Dr. Sergio Rauchwerger to replace your missing teeth with a Partial Denture in Wellington, FL.