A denture is a removable dental appliance created to fill the spaces left by missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures, when used, are an important part of keeping the teeth and mouth fully functional when one or more teeth are missing. When some or all of your teeth are missing, Dr. Sweeney and Dr. Utterback may recommend dentures in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures will only replace missing teeth. When missing any teeth, partial dentures play an important role in preventing other teeth from shifting position in the mouth.
Typically, our patients receive dentures for the following reasons:
- Complete loss of all teeth in an arch
- Partial loss of teeth in an arch
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
In addition to traditional dentures, our dentists also provide upper dentures that do not cover the upper palate. These dentures are supported by implants and allow our patients to better taste and sense temperatures in the mouth.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentists, we encourage you to contact Sweeney Utterback Dentistry today.