When patients lose their natural teeth, they often choose to get dentures to restore their smiles and oral function. These prosthetic teeth are removable and can replace a few teeth, multiple teeth, or even all the teeth in an arch. At Spencer Dental, we custom-design dentures based on precise measurements of the patient’s mouth. This allows our dentist to create a custom set of dentures that will fit comfortably and securely and address the patient’s unique needs.
Once the dentures are ready to be placed in the mouth, the dentist will carefully adjust them, so they are comfortable to wear at all times. The patient may need to return for adjustments over time as the muscles in the jaw and the gums adapt to the dentures.
Types of Dentures
Complete dentures replace all teeth on either the upper or lower arch. They are designed and manufactured to completely restore the smile and allow the patient to eat and speak comfortably. Any remaining natural teeth are extracted or removed before placing a full denture.
A partial denture can be used if there are some healthy remaining teeth around the missing teeth. The appliance fits around these teeth and fills the gaps left by the absent ones.
How to Care forYour Dentures
Visit Spencer Dental at 207 Southdowne Dr, Maryville, TN 37801, or call (865) 983-5451 to learn more about dentures and other tooth replacement options to restore your smile. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and goals for your smile.