Dentures & Partials An Overview
Replacing several missing teeth, a full arch of missing teeth or all of your teeth can now be achieved with treatment options that provide natural-looking and functioning results. Dr. Kim provides comprehensive restorative dental care in Williamsport and works with patients on an individualized basis to replace missing teeth with the most appropriate option for their health needs, aesthetic goals, and budget.
Dentures and partial dentures have been a replacement option for many decades and have also been the beneficiary of recent advances in materials, bonding techniques, and the development of dental implants.
Today’s patients can now receive a new set of teeth that look, feel and function much like their natural teeth. Dr. Kim will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your oral health, your dental health, and medical history and discuss your concerns before making recommendations personalized to your smile.
Types of Dentures
Dentures can be removable or fixed, secured permanently in place by dental implants. Dr. Kim often recommends implant secured dentures so patients can enjoy the benefits of a new smile that is stable and secure, feeling like it has always been there.
- Partial dentures: similar to a dental bridge, a partial denture can replace several consecutive missing teeth. Partials can be secured with dental implants for permanent results.
- Full dentures: replacing a full arch or all of your missing teeth will require a full denture. Full dentures can also be secured with implants.
Does your denture slip or fall out?
Dr. Kim can replace an ill-fitted denture with a new implant secured denture. This can be life-changing for anyone who suffers from a slipping denture that makes it difficult to eat and speak.