Full And Partial Dentures Specialist

Grace Dental Design

General Dentists located in Oklahoma City, OK

If you lose one (or multiple) permanent teeth due to trauma, decay, or infection, full and partial dentures can restore your smile. At Grace Dental Design, general dentist Sandy Grace, DDS, and the team collaborate with experienced dental technicians to create dentures that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. To make an appointment at the practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, call the office today or book online.

Full and Partial Dentures Q&A

What are full and partial dentures?

Full and partial dentures are custom-manufactured, removable oral prosthetics that replace some or all of your permanent teeth.

Full dentures

Full or complete dentures replace an entire row of your teeth. They restore structure to your jaw, allow you to smile confidently and make daily activities like biting, chewing, and speaking significantly easier.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures replace only a few of your teeth. Most partial dentures have one (or multiple) artificial teeth held by a metal framework. The framework attaches to small metal clasps that Dr. Grace bonds to your existing healthy teeth.

What does getting full and partial dentures involve?

Getting full and partial dentures takes at least two appointments with Dr. Grace and the team.

First dentures visit

Before recommending full or partial dentures, Dr. Grace conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals. If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, Dr. Grace takes digital impressions of your mouth with the iTero® intraoral scanner.

She sends your impressions to a dental laboratory that uses them to manufacture a pair of dentures that fit perfectly. 

Second dentures visit

When your full or partial dentures are finished, you return to the office. Dr. Grace and the team have you try the dentures on and make adjustments as necessary. The team guarantees a perfect fit, so if your dentures feel awkward or uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to speak up.

After making the necessary adjustments, Dr. Grace provides care instructions to keep your dentures functional and aesthetically pleasing.

How long do full and partial dentures last?

Full and partial dentures typically last between 7-10 years*, but it’s possible to extend their lifespan by practicing good oral hygiene. Dr. Grace and the team recommend:

  • Visiting the dental office two times a year
  • Soaking your dentures overnight
  • Rinsing your dentures after each meal
  • Avoiding bad habits like chewing on ice cubes or biting your fingernails

To reduce the risk of damage to your dentures, consider a mouthguard if you clench your jaw or play contact sports.

To learn more about the benefits of full and partial dentures, make an appointment at Grace Dental Design by scheduling online or calling the office today.