Partial and Complete Dentures
Whether it happens suddenly or over the course of several years, losing all of your teeth can be devastating. Fortunately, the devastion doesn’t have to last long; with a custom-designed partial or complete denture, you can once again experience the benefits of a full, healthy smile. Partial dentures are recommended for patients who’ve suffered severe tooth loss, but still retain a number of healthy, natural teeth. The prosthesis consists of lifelike replacement teeth that fit around and support your remaining teeth. If you’ve lost all of your teeth on the upper or lower dental ridge, then a complete denture can rebuild your entire row of teeth with durable, natural-looking replacements.
Traditionally, a complete denture is designed to rest on and hug your dental ridge to stay in place. However, for improved stability, Dr. Burds may recommend supporting your denture on a series of dental implants. All-On-4® dentures, for instance, utilize four strategically placed implant posts to offer maximum support for a complete upper or lower denture. Working closely with a trusted dental implant specialist, Dr. Burds can create a custom denture made specifically for your All-On-4® implants.
Find the Perfect Denture for You
If you’ve lost a significant amount of teeth, then find the perfect denture for you by speaking with Dr. Burds. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565. We also proudly serve patients from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, and all surrounding communities.