Complete and Partial Dentures in South Bend, Indiana

Mahoney Family Dentistry helps residents of South Bend, Indiana replace their missing teeth with a set of dentures. This tooth replacement method has been trusted for generations, and is still a viable solution for multiple tooth loss. In addition, it is a cost-effective option to filling in missing teeth. We assure you that the dentures will blend naturally with your remaining teeth, or will be as close as possible to the ones you have lost. Therefore, dentures will not only aid in your regular dental functions, such as chewing and speaking, but they will also enhance your smile and prevent your remaining teeth from shifting.

The process of creating dentures usually takes some weeks because it is essential for your gums to heal from teeth being extracted before the appliance is measured. After the dentist determines if you need a partial or complete set of dentures, we will schedule you for another appointment to take measurements and form a precise mold of the area. Then, you may be scheduled for a “try-in” visit to ensure the shape, color and fit of your appliance. At the final appointment, we will place the completed denture and adjust it until you achieve the most comfortable fit.

Here is more information about complete and partial dentures:

Complete Dentures

A complete denture is a removable dental prosthetic device that replaces a full arch of missing teeth. This is a practical solution for complete tooth loss. Some patients only need either the upper arch or the lower arch, while others require a full set, both top and bottom. We can discuss complete dentures in more depth, including both the advantages and disadvantages.

Partial Dentures

As the name implies, this appliance is best fit for people who have a few good teeth left. Partial dentures play an important role in filling the gaps created by missing teeth and preventing future misalignment (due to shifting) of your remaining teeth. Furthermore, this apparatus helps to preserve your jaw’s shape. It usually rests on a framework that hooks onto your remaining teeth.

At Mahoney Family Dentistry in South Bend, Indiana, we will make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Your dentist will discuss your possible choices, give you instructions on your new dental appliance, advise you about good hygiene, and update you on the most current information. Contact us with any questions!

Removable partial denture

Reasons for dentures:

  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.

What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures typically consists of several appointments over a few weeks. Highly accurate impressions (or molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. A “try-in” appointment may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, we will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

You will be given instructions on how to care for your new dental appliance. Proper cleaning of your dentures, good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups will aid in the life of your new dentures.