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Dentures & Partial Dentures - St. Peter, MN

Replacing Missing Teeth with Effective Solutions

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There are many reasons you may have missing teeth. From decay and damage to periodontal disease, your mouth can be negatively affected, resulting in the loss of precious teeth. When this happens, there is a solution that can restore the look of your smile and have you back to enjoying the finer things in life. At Valley View Dental, our full or partial dentures can have you saying goodbye to those vacated spots and hello to a full, complete smile. Not only are dentures one of the most popular “go-to” methods of restorative treatment, but they improve your facial appearance and increase your confidence. Find out how you can get started on a path to a better smile by contacting us today!

When is Someone a Good Candidate for Full or Partial Dentures?

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If you are inquiring about full or partial dentures, the first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained and skilled dental professionals. They will examine your mouth to determine the right treatment solution for you. If they discover you have the following, you might just be a prime candidate for this type of restorative dentistry:

  • Missing multiple or all your teeth along the top or bottom arch, or both
  • Healthy gum tissue
  • Strong, stable jawbone

How Does it Work?

A set of full dentures

Should you require either full or partial dentures, Dr. Miller will want to discuss what you expect from your new restoration(s). If you are missing all your teeth and require a full denture, she will take appropriate measurements and impressions to create a mold of your mouth. This will serve as a blueprint for the dental lab technicians to create your restoration according to your individual specifications.

In certain cases, additional teeth may need to be removed in order to receive full dentures, especially if they are severely decayed or damaged. Once the completed dentures are ready, she will have you return to our office to be fitted with your new smile. This will ensure your dentures fit properly and comfortably.

The same process is performed for patients needing partial dentures; however, instead of using the natural suction to keep your full denture in place, a partial uses metal clasps that attach to your natural teeth, working much like a puzzle piece.

What Are the Benefits?

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At Valley View Dental, Dr. Miller understands you have options when it comes to choosing how you want to replace your missing teeth. By better understanding the differences and benefits of each method of treatment, you can make the best decision for your dental care.

Some of the benefits that come with full or partial dentures include:

  • Improved appearance
  • Increased confidence
  • Less invasive option than implant dentures
  • Natural look and feel
  • Easy to maintain
  • Greater functionality in being able to eat, speak, and chew

Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures

Individuals who would rather choose an option that offers permanence and greater stability, there’s no better solution than implant-retained dentures. Using titanium posts that are surgically placed along your jawbone, your denture prosthetic attaches to the implants.

Apart from the fact that they can last decades or longer, additional benefits include:

  • Superior quality and functionality
  • No chance for decay
  • Easy to clean
  • Less chance for changes in your facial appearance
  • No shifting teeth
  • Improved confidence