"Thank you for all the hope and confidence I needed in dentistry and also knowing a fabulous professional staff. Dr. Barr, as they say in the Navy, 'A great job done.' Many thanks for the Palm Beach Smile." –Bob Ralph
Complete dentures are, in a way, the ultimate expression of a smile makeover. Dentures are appropriate for patients without any teeth or who will be losing any remaining teeth due to disease. Other candidates include existing denture-wearers.
Having no teeth at all presents multiple obvious challenges. Appearing in public without any teeth can have social and professional consequences. And having no teeth creates functional problems relating to both speech and chewing food.
Dentures are a removable device. It's important to note that part of the word, "removable," includes the word, "MOVABLE." Dentures move. Many patients are able to tolerate this arrangement quite well. Some patients require more retention (staying-put power). The answer often is to use Dental Implants in conjunction with the denture. With implants, dentures become virtually rock-solid in the mouth.
Do you already have a denture that just won't stay put?
Imagine how great it would feel if your denture didn't budge. Think about the confidence you'd have if you didn't have to worry about your denture loosening up at the worst possible time. Visualize your life without the burden of having to constantly THINK about your dentures. Ask us how implants can be added to your existing denture for a rock-solid smile!
Partial dentures are similar to complete dentures in that they are removable. They are appropriate for patients who are not missing all their teeth. In many cases, partial dentures are effective where a fixed bridge is not possible. There may not be enough strong teeth remaining for a fixed bridge. Partial dentures are supported by a combination of the remaining teeth AND the gum tissues.
Partial dentures are typically held in the mouth with clasps (metal clips) that grip some of the remaining teeth. These clasps can be reduced or eliminated with "precision attachments" built into crowns on the remaining teeth. They can also be retained with implants.
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