Encompass Dental Studios

3024 25TH ST., COLUMBUS, NE 68601 | 402-563-4565

Dentures & Partials

Dentures:

A denture, or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.

The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination of both. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over teeth treated with root canal therapy, and a complete denture can be attached to dental implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.

Dentures will wear over time and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the removal of the teeth. Regular dental examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.

Partial Dentures:

A removable partial denture is designed to meet the specific needs of the patient and can replace one or more missing teeth. A natural appearance is restored along with the ability to eat more easily.

Partial dentures are created either out of a composition of metal and acrylic or completely out of acrylic. A patient’s specific needs and anatomy dictate the design of the partial denture, and every effort is made to construct a self-cleansing partial denture that preserves the remaining teeth and oral tissues.

Dr. Alexander will design your partial denture so that the chewing forces are evenly distributed over the entire surface area of the remaining teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be recommended to help equalize these forces.

Dr. Alexander will consult with you to determine the appropriate partial for your situation.

A removable partial denture may help limit movement and breakage of your existing natural teeth. They also allow you to better grind and chew food, improving digestion.

“I absolutely love Encompass dental! Everyone is super helpful and amazing!”

- Brittany A.

We would love to hear from you
regarding any questions you may have.

Dr. Alexander and her teamare always willing to help answer your questions regarding our comprehensive dental services in Columbus, Nebraska, at Encompass Dental Studios. If you would like to schedule your next appointment with us, feel free to give us a call.

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