Partials & Dentures in Cordova, TN
Tooth loss does not have to be permanent. We offer affordable dentures in Cordova, Tennessee. Schedule a consultation with our friendly dental team to learn more.
At Arlington Dental, we are dedicated to helping out patients overcome tooth loss and restore their smiles. That’s why we offer high-quality and affordable dentures to our patients in Cordova. Depending on your needs, we can recommend traditional dentures and fixed dentures.
What are Traditional Dentures?
If you’ve suffered tooth loss due to damage, disease, injury or age, dentures may be right for you. Dentures are removable prosthetic tooth replacements that fit over your gums to restore the look and function of your natural teeth. We make our dentures from gum-colored acrylic bases and artificial teeth to look as realistic as possible. There are two types of dentures available:
Full: A traditional full denture is used to restore your smile in the case of complete tooth loss. The top denture fits over the roof of your mouth while the lower denture fits over your gums in a U-shape to accommodate your tongue.
Partial: A partial denture consists of artificial teeth resting on a metal framework. The framework attaches to your surrounding teeth to replace one or more missing teeth.
Once placed in your mouth, you can resume normal speaking and eating. Be sure to take your dentures out every night to clean them, and store them in a container of room-temperature water when not in use. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every day to remove plaque and stimulate circulation in your soft tissues.
What are Fixed Dentures?
For patients who want a permanent tooth loss solution, we may recommend fixed dentures. Also known as implant-supported dentures, fixed dentures can be anchored to your jaw using dental implants. Fixed dentures use four to six implants for increased bite strength and a more natural look and feel in your mouth. Simply brush your fixed dentures like your natural teeth to keep them clean.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
With good daily care and regular checkups with our dentist, your dentures can last up to eight years before needing to be replaced. Your dentures will experience wear over time, so be sure to schedule appointments with our office to check on the condition of your dentures. Over time, your dentures may need to be repaired, relined or rebased to ensure the best comfort and function.