Smile confidently with Partial and Complete Dentures.

At Dr. Stuart Katz and Associates, we offer personalized solutions for restoring your smile with partial dentures and complete dentures. Whether you’re missing a few teeth or need full arch replacement, our experienced team is dedicated to providing comfortable and natural-looking dentures tailored to your unique needs. With advanced materials and techniques, we aim to improve your oral function, enhance your appearance, and restore your confidence in your smile.

Partial dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace one or more missing teeth when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base, which is often made of acrylic or metal. Partial dentures are custom-made to fit comfortably in the mouth and are designed to match the natural appearance of the remaining teeth. They rely on adjacent natural teeth or dental implants for support and stability. Partial dentures help restore chewing ability, speech clarity, and aesthetics for individuals missing some teeth, improving overall oral function and appearance.

Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are removable dental prostheses designed to replace all of the teeth in one or both dental arches (upper and lower). They are typically made of acrylic resin and are custom-fitted to the individual’s mouth. Complete dentures rest directly on the gums and are held in place by suction and/or dental adhesive. These prostheses are fabricated to mimic the appearance of natural teeth and gums, providing functional and aesthetic benefits for individuals who have lost all their natural teeth. Complete dentures restore the ability to chew, speak, and smile, improving overall oral health and quality of life for patients with complete tooth loss.

Dentures offer a practical and effective solution for individuals coping with missing teeth, serving to enhance both oral function and aesthetics, thus significantly improving overall quality of life. Some of the key benefits of dentures include:

  • IMPROVED CHEWING ABILITY: Dentures, whether partial or complete, restore missing teeth, allowing individuals to chew food more effectively and enjoy a wider variety of foods.
  • ENHANCED SPEECH: Dentures fill in gaps caused by missing teeth, improving speech clarity and helping individuals communicate more clearly and confidently.
  • AESTHETIC IMPROVEMENT: Both partial and complete dentures restore the appearance of the smile, enhancing facial aesthetics and boosting self-confidence.
  • PREVENTION OF TEETH SHIFTING: Dentures help prevent adjacent teeth from shifting into the empty spaces left by missing teeth, maintaining proper alignment and bite function.
  • PRESERVATION OF JAWBONE: By providing support to the jawbone and surrounding tissues, dentures help prevent bone loss and maintain facial structure over time, promoting long-term oral health.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about partial and complete dentures? Find answers to commonly asked questions below.

Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth and are supported by remaining natural teeth or dental implants, while complete dentures replace all missing teeth in one or both arches.

Modern dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably and securely. With proper adjustment and care, most patients adapt to wearing dentures within a few weeks.

The lifespan of dentures varies depending on factors such as oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and changes in jawbone structure over time. With proper care, dentures can last several years before requiring replacement.

Yes, with proper adjustment and practice, you can eat a wide variety of foods with dentures. Start with soft foods and gradually reintroduce harder foods as you become more comfortable.

Dentures should be cleaned daily with a denture brush and denture cleaner to remove plaque and food debris. They should also be soaked in water or a denture solution overnight to prevent them from drying out.

It may take some time to adjust to speaking with dentures, but most patients adapt quickly and regain normal speech patterns within a few weeks.

Yes, dentures can be repaired if damaged or broken. Contact our office as soon as possible if you experience any issues with your dentures.

While it’s not recommended to sleep with your dentures in, you can leave them in overnight occasionally if necessary. However, it’s important to give your gums and jawbone a rest by removing your dentures regularly.