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Dentures & Partial Dentures

Embracing Change with Dentures: A Comprehensive Guide to a Revitalized Smile

As life journeys unfold, so do changes in our oral health. If you’re facing tooth loss or looking to replace missing teeth, dentures and partial dentures present a reliable solution to restore both functionality and aesthetics. At Legacy Smiles, led by the experienced Dr. Kolten Astle in Billings, MT, we understand the significance of a complete smile. In this in-depth exploration, we’ll dive into the world of dentures and partial dentures – what they are, the benefits they offer, types available, and how Legacy Smiles can guide you toward a confident and rejuvenated smile.

Understanding Dentures: A Reimagined Smile

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth and restore the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. Depending on your specific needs, dentures can be either full or partial.

Full Dentures: Complete Restoration

Full dentures are recommended when all of your natural teeth are missing in either the upper or lower arch, or both. These dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and provide support for your lips and cheeks, while also restoring your ability to chew and speak comfortably.

Partial Dentures: Bridging the Gap

Partial dentures are ideal when you have some remaining natural teeth. These prosthetics consist of replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic framework that holds them in place. Partial dentures fill in the gaps created by missing teeth, preventing shifting of remaining teeth and maintaining your oral health.

Benefits of Dentures and Partial Dentures

  1. Improved Aesthetics: Dentures restore your smile, enhancing your overall appearance and boosting your self-esteem.
  2. Functional Restoration: Dentures allow you to chew, speak, and engage in daily activities with confidence, similar to your natural teeth.
  3. Preservation of Oral Health: Partial dentures prevent remaining teeth from shifting, maintaining proper alignment and reducing the risk of further dental issues.
  4. Enhanced Comfort: With modern advancements, dentures are now more comfortable and customized to fit your mouth accurately.

Types of Dentures and Their Applications

  1. Conventional Dentures: These are placed after your remaining teeth have been removed, allowing your gums to heal before the dentures are fitted. The healing period can take several weeks.
  2. Immediate Dentures: If you’re concerned about appearing without teeth during the healing process, immediate dentures are inserted immediately after tooth extraction. They may need adjustments as your gums heal and change shape.
  3. Implant-Supported Dentures: For enhanced stability and comfort, implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. This option provides a secure fit and prevents issues often associated with traditional dentures.

Legacy Smiles: Guiding You Toward Renewed Confidence

Dr. Kolten Astle and his skilled team at Legacy Smiles are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care when it comes to dentures and partial dentures. With their expertise, you can trust that your journey toward a revitalized smile is in capable hands.

Embrace Your Smile’s Potential Today

Are you ready to embrace the possibilities that dentures offer? Contact Legacy Smiles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Astle. Let us guide you through the process of restoring your smile’s function and beauty, ensuring that you regain your confidence and enjoy a renewed quality of life.


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