Dentures & Partials

I want dentures. Where do I start? The best starting point to see if dentures are an option for you is to see your dentist or a prosthodontist, who is a specialist with an additional three years of training after dental school who focuses on the restoration and replacement of teeth, including dentures for even the most complex cases. A prosthodontist also will be able to help determine if another treatment option might be more suited to your particular situation.

What types of dentures are there?

Dentures may replace all the teeth or only some of the teeth. The dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures and they rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. The stability and retention of these dentures can be improved by attaching them to dental implants. Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are known as partial dentures. They attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing.

A prosthodontist is the only dentist with advanced and specific training in the fabrication and fitting of complete and partial dentures. Dr. Elahi places each tooth individually to produce a natural and pleasing appearance. Teeth and denture bases are contoured to support the lips and allow for clear speech. The resulting dentures have a natural and life-like appearance.