Dr. Michael, your Eagan, MN general dentist, offers natural-looking partial dentures to restore your smile. Let us help you speak, eat, and live your life with confidence through one of our teeth replacement treatment options!
Partial Dentures Treatment
If you've experienced tooth loss, regaining a complete smile is possible through partial dentures. Partial dentures at Gentle Dental Eagan are custom-made from impressions to look as natural as possible and fit comfortably in your mouth.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Often referred to as "partials," partial dentures are a removable teeth replacement option for patients with at least one or more remaining teeth in the top and bottom jaws. Partials are a type of removable dental bridge; the artificial teeth and gum-colored plastic plate are supported by a metal framework that connects to your existing tooth or teeth. In addition, some partials offer connectors called precision attachments that have a more natural appearance. As with dental bridges, we may need to place a crown on your existing tooth to add additional support for the partials.
For some qualifying patients with minimal tissue deterioration of the jaw, implant-supported dentures may be another treatment option recommended by Dr. Michael. Unlike regular dentures, which rest on a patient's gums, implant-supported dentures are attached to two or more dental implants, providing a more stable connection to your jaw.
With implant-supported dentures, patients will receive more oral health benefits than other tooth replacement options. When we place the titanium dental implant in your jaw, it fuses with your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration, and it encourages natural, healthy bone growth within your jaw, which improves your oral health and maintains your face shape. No other tooth-replacement option operates this way, making dental implants unique.
During a visit to our practice, Dr. Michael can help you determine the most appropriate treatment option for your needs. If you decide together that partial dentures are the best solution for you, he will discuss your treatment plan in-depth and answer any questions you may have before proceeding with your partial dentures procedure.
Caring for New Dentures
While dentures require some at-home care, it is minimal. Cleaning and caring for your dentures is a simple and easy process. We will provide you with care instructions for your dentures before you leave our dental office, and we encourage you to let us know if you have concerns about proper maintenance or fit once you get home and start wearing your dentures regularly. We're only a phone call away!
We also urge our patients to attend any scheduled follow-up appointments after placing their dentures, including routine dental exams. This gives us a chance to check in on your dentures and make any necessary adjustments.
Affordable Dentures in Eagan, MN
We not only provide beautiful, comfortable dentures to replace your missing teeth in our Eagan dental office, we also offer them at prices to help fit patients' budgets. We want you to enjoy the best oral health possible, and tooth replacement is vital to that goal.
Schedule your consultation with Gentle Dental Eagan to receive affordable and genuine-looking partial dentures. Don't let tooth loss keep you from eating or talking confidently. Call us today at 651-452-5511!