A denture is defined as a removable replacement (prosthodonic device) for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dr. Becker has years of experience fitting clients with either full (complete) or partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some of your natural teeth remain.
A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pinkish, gum-colored plastic base. Natural looking plastic or porcelain teeth are placed in the base to fill the space created by missing teeth. Your partial denture not only fills the space, it also prevents other teeth from shifting position. Our precision style partial denture is removable and can have internal attachments rather than the older style metal clasps. This allows for a more natural-looking prosthodonic device. The design is customized for each patient to provide a more comfortable and natural fit.
Full dentures are classified as being either "conventional" or "immediate." The conventional denture is made after your teeth have been removed and the gum and bone tissue have healed or begun to heal. Conventional dentures are commonly made for clients who choose to replace their existing dentures.
Dr. Becker’s "immediate" dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as your teeth are removed. As a result, you do not suffer the embarrassment of being without teeth during the healing period. Dr. Becker makes ongoing adjustments for proper fit as your gum and bone tissues heal. Call us today and schedule an appointment to discuss your options!
If you have any further questions about dentures (partial or full dentures), please call Dr. Becker’s office at 206.542.4848.
Replacing them with natural looking and functional artificial teeth is usually possible.
Dr. Gerald Becker constructs your new denture by hand to obtain the most realistic look possible.