A smile is one of the most powerful tools we have to connect with others, but when missing teeth become a source of embarrassment or discomfort, it can be difficult to confidently share that smile. Luckily, our dental professionals offer various restorative solutions to help restore missing teeth and improve the overall appearance and function of the mouth.
Our Grand Haven dentist, Dr. John Leitner, offers removable partial dentures that are comfortable, durable, and realistic-looking, making them a popular choice for people looking to improve their smile and regain their confidence.
Partial dentures are removable dental prosthetics designed to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of a base made of either acrylic or metal, which is colored to match the patient’s gums, and replacement teeth attached to the base. Partial removable dentures can be attached to the remaining teeth using clasps, which help to keep the denture in place.
Partial dentures offer patients several benefits, including:
Receiving partial dentures is a non-invasive process. You can expect the following:
Proper care not only keeps your partial dentures looking and feeling fresh but also supports overall oral health. We recommend you do the following:
Factors to consider when determining candidacy for partial dentures include:
To see if partial dentures are right for your oral health needs, contact our Grand Haven dentist today at (616) 842-2850 to schedule a consultation.
While costs vary from patient to patient, partial dentures typically cost between $1,000 to $2,000. The following factors will influence how much your partial dentures will cost:
On average, partial dentures can last for 5 to 10 years or more with proper care and maintenance. The lifespan of your partial dentures will depend on several factors, including the quality of the materials used, how well you care for them, and how much wear and tear they undergo.
It may take some time to get used to speaking with partial dentures, but most people adjust quickly and without any problems. You may notice some minor changes in your speech initially, such as a slight lisp, but these should improve with time and practice.
At John Leitner, DDS in Grand Haven, we’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. If you’re missing one or several teeth, our team can provide you with custom-made partial dentures that fit comfortably and look natural.
Our experienced dentist and staff will work closely with you to ensure that your partial dentures meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Contact us today at (616) 842-2850 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how partial dentures can improve your oral health and quality of life.