Dentures & Partials An Overview
Dentures and partial dentures have been the traditional treatment option for the replacement of missing teeth for decades. Thanks to many advances made in materials, techniques and the use of digital diagnostics, today’s patients enjoy a range of options and better results.
Dr. Wooddell and Dr. Passaro take time with patients needing a denture or partial denture to thoroughly evaluate the condition of their oral health, understand their risk factors and discuss their personal cosmetic goals. Using an interdisciplinary, team-oriented approach to restorative dental care, they strive for outcomes that will address all aspects of a patient’s oral health: structure, aesthetics, function and biology.
Implant Secured Dentures
Drs. Wooddell and Passaro offer dental implant secured dentures for the most stable, aesthetically pleasing result. The use of dental implants to secure a denture or partial denture also provides several key benefits for long term oral health:
- Reduced bone loss in the jaw
- Stable, secure restoration that does not irritate the gums
- Ability to speak and eat with confidence
- No need to use daily adhesives
An implant secured denture will require a greater investment of time and money, but most patients would agree that in the long term these benefits and the natural function they enjoy outweigh the costs.
Turbyfill Denture Technique
For patients who are not candidates for implant secured dentures, we have learned and mastered a technique developed by Dr. Jack Turbyfill. This technique involves a much more accurate impression process resulting in a perfect, comfortable fit of the denture, unlike traditional denture techniques. Most patients don’t even require any adhesive to keep the final denture in place! After impressions are taken, a “training denture” is made. It’s kind of like test driving a new car…the patient wears the training denture and can identify any bite, speech or aesthetic problems and make adjustment before the final denture is made. An important component of the process is the level of skill and materials used by the lab that fabricates the denture. The final denture duplicates the comfort of the training denture and provides unparalleled satisfaction in wearing dentures. The Turbyfill Denture Technique gives us the skills to provide beautiful and comfortable dentures, unlike most any other denture you will ever see or wear.