Dentures and Partials

We’ve all seen the movies where people stand in the bathroom and suddenly pull out their dentures and place them in a nearby cup. It’s enough to give you the willies, but dentures are a normal and needed aspect of dentistry. In fact, there are some that are permanently placed into the mouth…no bathroom cup needed.

A denture is an appliance that replaces your natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Dr. Ed is skilled in denture procedures and offered four different types of partial and full dentures.

  • Immediate Denture: a denture fabricated and inserted immediately after teeth are extracted and tissues heal under the denture
  • Partial Denture: a removable appliance that corrects tooth loss by attaching to your natural teeth
  • Implant Supported Denture: a denture fixed in the mouth to eliminate rocking, shifting and slurring of speech
  • All On Four: a permanent implant supported denture that can only be removed in office, if necessary
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Partial Dentures vs Full Dentures

“I was very nervous about going to my first appointment with Dr. Monroe.  You see, I was asking everyone from the plumber to the mailman, the name of a dentist that they could recommend for me to go to for dentures.  Well, my fears were dispelled when Dr. Monroe walked into the office. It was like meeting an old friend from years ago.  He made me feel so comfortable!  He took a lot of time with me, explained the procedure to me step by step, and assured me that everything would be ok!  I never thought I would say that I looked forward to going to the dentist, but I sure had a lot of fun, a lot of laughing, and he was right about taking 3 pills and I wouldn’t feel a thing.  My dentures were a great fit and made me feel like a new, smiling, confident 65 year old woman!  That is a miracle in itself.  I can’t say enough about Dr. Monroe’s staff.  They do a great job!  They are very kind, courteous and funny.  If you do have a problem with your dentures, they will work you in for an appointment right now.  Dr. Monroe, you are a “10” for a great dentist in my book.  Thank you for all the kindness you extended to me from the bottom of my heart.”

                                    – Joan S.