A denture is a removable dental appliance created to replace missing teeth. At our Kailua, HI dental practice, we offer two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are designed to populate an arch with no natural teeth yet, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. No matter how many teeth are missing, partials are important because they prevent other teeth in the mouth from shifting their position.
Dentures can be used to:
- Replace the complete or partial loss of teeth
- Prevent the loss of facial volume
- Improve your ability to chew, digest, and speak
- Enhance the beauty of your smile
The procedure requires multiple visits to the practice that are scheduled over the course of several weeks. Within these scheduled visits, accurate molds of your mouth will be taken to create your custom-made dentures. Preliminary fitting appointments may be necessary in order to ensure optimal outcome in the color, fit, and shape of your denture. At your final appointment at our office, Dr. Dang will place your dentures and make any necessary adjustments for a comfortable, natural fit.
After your dentures have been placed, Dr. Dang will give you additional instructions regarding the care and maintenance of your dentures. It is important to remember that good oral hygiene and proper cleaning are essential to ensuring the longevity of your dentures. If you are interested in learning more about your options for a complete, functional smile, we invite you to give our office a call today.