Complete & Partial Dentures in St. Louis
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to resemble your natural teeth and to create a more desirable appearance.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are utilized when all of the teeth need replaced, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from moving.
A Complete denture may be either conventional or immediate. A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed.
Immediate dentures are made in advance and placed after the teeth are removed, this prevents the patient from having to be without teeth while waiting to heal. Once the tissues have healed adjustments are made for a perfect fit.
Dentures are durable appliances and are made to last for many years, sometimes they have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Dental bridges are built to build a gap between your natural teeth where teeth are missing. Bridges are often used to revitalize your smile back to it’s original beauty without any noticeable difference. They also maintain your ability to chew and stop your teeth from shifting.
Call today to book your appointment with Dr. Spalitto to begin the journey back to a beautiful smile.