Dentures and Partials
Dentures at DentArtistry
At DentArtistry, we give people a denture that’s indistinguishable from natural teeth, including the gums. We go as far as to even tint the gum tissue to make it look extremely natural.
Our goal is that you won’t be able to tell you’re wearing a denture. We use the best materials, the best teeth, and the best techniques to fabricate an absolutely drop-dead gorgeous denture. People won’t know it’s a denture!
We achieve beautiful dentures through unique processes we’ve learned over years of study and tweaking our techniques down to an art form. With a denture, you’re not just replacing teeth; you’re replacing lost gum and bone as well. Done properly, a new denture can make it look as if you’ve had a facelift. Your whole face will look better, not just your smile! That’s one of the add-ons that you get with a well-made denture from DentArtistry.
You get a lot more than just teeth: you get a new smile, a new face that looks great natural and can be an amazing self-confidence booster! Denture patients already have one strike against them self-esteem-wise; you know you are missing your teeth. We want to give you something that boosts your confidence and makes you feel better. When we finish a case, we want our patients to sit up and have the same happy tears of joy that our veneer patients do with their beautiful new smile.
The team at DentArtistry works passionately toward creating the most beautiful and youthful smiles for patients whose natural teeth have been compromised and require replacement. Our patients are fully involved in the denture creation process, we welcome them to provide a photo of their smile at it’s best, examples of smiles they love, and their input in selecting the desired tooth and gum shades.
Traditional dentures are dentures held in the mouth by nothing other than passive retention. This means that impressions are taken of the mouth (without teeth) and dentures are fabricated precisely to the underlying gum. People who have this type of denture have to rely on adhesives or pastes to keep the denture in place throughout the day.
This is especially the case on lower dentures because the ridge of bone and gum on the lower part of your mouth is not as substantial as that on the top, so the denture flops around more. A typical upper denture is usually a little more stable because it utilizes the surface area of your palate to help keep things in place.
This type of denture technically isn’t a denture at all, it’s more like a fixed bridge. Typically 4 or 6 dental implants are placed on the upper and lower arch. The denture hybrid (implant denture) is actually fixed to the implants in the mouth. This is the most stable option and does not need to be removed each night. The advantage to implant supported dentures is that they are the most stable and aesthetic option; they are the best! However, due to their complex nature and the amount of dental implants necessary to support them, they are also the most expensive.
This is a denture that is essentially attached to either two dental implants or two mini-implants. You can see how this option helps to stabilize and retain the denture in the mouth. The denture will actually “click” into the two positions. Old dentures (or your existing denture) can usually be retrofit to accommodate this new denture. This is the second best denture option for long term use. At DentArtistry, we believe almost all lower dentures should be an overdenture, because otherwise, the denture will flop around, making it difficult to speak, eat, and talk.