Complete and Partial Dentures
Dentures are an option to replace missing teeth. We offer a variety of materials used for partial dentures from metal retentive partials to all acrylic. Your dentist will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each. Complete dentures would be an option for a patient who no longer has any teeth on their top or bottom arch. Dentures can also be made to anchor to implants to provide a more stable fit.
There are several different types of dentures, but they share in a common function. Dentures replace teeth that have become loose or been lost due to surrounding bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures. Don't worry. While no one looks forward to losing their natural teeth, the restorative dentistry option of dentures means you can still eat and talk normally.
At Jennifer Chalker, DDS, our experienced dentists examine your entire mouth and determine which teeth will need to be removed, and which are in good enough condition to remain. The loose teeth are then carefully extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over and / or around the remaining teeth in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and yes, it can take some getting used to. But once one is accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Many times, implants can used to further stabilize the dentures.
Mon - Thurs 8AM - 5PM
Fri 8AM - 12PM
Jennifer Chalker D.D.S.
4104 Quarles Court