Full and Partial Dentures

A denture is a prosthetic appliance designed to replace all or a significant amount of teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge. A full denture spans your dental ridge, while a partial denture is designed to accommodate the teeth that remain. The replacement teeth, or pontics, on full and partial dentures are often made from durable, lifelike dental porcelain, which is nearly indistinguishable from healthy natural teeth. For many patients, we may also recommend supporting dentures on a series of dental implants, which serve as replacements for your lost teeth’s roots and offer unmatched stability for your prosthesis.

The Advantages of Implant-Supported Dentures

Full and partial dentures offer the benefit of restoring your ability to bite, chew, speak clearly, and smile confidently. However, their abilities are limited because they can only replace the top parts (crowns) of your lost teeth. Securing a full/partial denture on an appropriate number of dental implants offers a number of advantages over traditional dentures, including;

  • Improved stability, which improves comfort and performance
  • No risk of your denture losing its grip and slipping around your dental ridge
  • Easier maintenance (implant dentures are fixed, and caring for them is similar to caring for your natural teeth)
  • Improved long-term oral health (implants keep your jawbone strong enough to retain the rest of your teeth)
  • And more

About Our Austin, MN Dental Office!

Located in Austin, MN, the doctors and staff at Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic are dedicated to delivering the highest-quality dental treatment to every patient and their families. Our goal is to make your life easier and more enjoyable by providing top-notch general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments that help keep your smile strong, healthy, and beautiful for life. To learn more, or to schedule a personal consultation with one of our dental health experts, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic in Austin, MN today at (507) 437-6312.