A denture or partial denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. Dentures are usually fabricated from acrylic materials but may occasionally incorporate the use of other materials such as alloy metals for needed strength. There are also several types of dentures that can be fabricated to fit over implant fixtures. (See Implant Dentistry). A custom made, properly fit denture or partial denture can be completely inconspicuous and natural looking, and should be comfortable for chewing, as well as allowing for normal speech.
Doctor’s Cauble and Falkenstein know that a denture is NEVER an equal replacement for your natural teeth. However, their artistry and skill with dentures and partial dentures is a result of understanding the balance between function and esthetics. This knowledge, combined with the latest technology, is further enhanced by a well-chosen dental laboratory or combination of laboratories to fabricate your unique denture.
How can a denture be unique? Personalized tooth position and the color of gum tissue may be altered to suit your individual needs. Every denture is designed to look just like your natural teeth and gums, so the fact that you are wearing a denture is a secret shared only with us. With esthetics and function in mind, you can have dentures that look good – not artificial.
A well made denture or partial denture requires a series of appointments to customize and complete. In addition to appointment time with the doctors, there mus be adequate time between appointments to allow the laboratory time for precision fabrication. The number of necessary appointments may vary from patient to patient depending on individual needs and types of removable dentures being fabricated.
*Dr.’s Cauble and Falkenstein limit the fabrication of dentures and partial dentures to patients who are undergoing comprehensive treatment.