Full & Partial Dentures in New Albany, IN
If missing teeth have left you with gaps in your smile, dentures may be the solution you need! Whether you’re suffering from just a few missing teeth or you need an entire arch replaced, we can help. River Falls Family Dental offers both full and partial dentures to give you a boost of confidence and restore your smile. Call to schedule your consultation with our dentist in New Albany today!
Types of Dentures
When you think of dentures, you’re likely envisioning a full arch. Full dentures consist of a gum-like base with natural-looking false teeth attached to them. They’re secured onto the gum line with a dental adhesive and provide you with a beautiful, full row of teeth.
For those who still have healthy natural teeth remaining in their gum line, partial dentures may be more suitable. Partial dentures also consist of a gum-like base with false teeth attached but use discreet metal or plastic clips to hold them in place.
Full dentures can also be held in place with as little as four dental implants. Implants are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone. Your denture will have sockets that attach to these dental implants and provide you with optimal security and comfort.
What material are dentures made of?
The gum-like base of your prosthesis is often made of acrylic. In most cases, your false teeth will be made of porcelain or very durable plastic.
Are dentures better than dental implants?
Each case is unique and the best restorative option is determined on a case-by-case basis. However, dentures are often more cost-effective and serve as a great option for those who don’t have a healthy jawbone to support dental implants.
Are dentures permanent?
Dentures are removable prostheses that you take out for cleaning and sleeping. With proper care and adjustments, your dentures can last up to 10 years or longer.