Are you struggling with your appearance due to missing teeth? The staff of Darby Dental Smiles is here for you! Dentures and partial dentures are a popular solution among our patients. The number one cause of tooth loss in the United States is gum disease, though patients might also lose teeth to infected pulp, a dental injury, or extensive tooth decay. A full set of teeth is necessary for eating properly and comfortably. Having all of your teeth is also essential to overall health, function, and appearance of your smile. Located in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, we are well-versed on the benefits and process of dentures.
The complete denture replaces all of your upper or lower teeth, as opposed to a partial denture, which replaces only some teeth, while others remain intact. Complete dentures are made of an acrylic, gum-like base that fits against the natural gums. The base is designed to look as natural as possible. The replacement teeth are then set into the base. The denture is held in place through natural suction against the roof of the mouth or by lying underneath the tongue.
A partial denture involves the same gum-like base, but the teeth are arranged to fit your pattern of tooth loss, accommodating any remaining natural teeth. The partial denture is held in place with metal clasps. Both complete and partial dentures are removable.
To learn more about dentures, partial dentures, or other tooth replacement options, contact Darby Dental Smiles in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. We look forward to examining your teeth and recommending the best course of action for your individualized smile.