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Dentures and Partials

Dentures and Partials

  • 25% off normal fees with membership plan
  • Dentures are custom-made as per each patient's specifications
  • Dentures look and feel like natural teeth
  • Dentures are two types - full Dentures and Partials 
  • Dentures may need to be relined
  • Dentures are more delicate than real teeth
  • Dentures do more than your teeth appearance - they also improve your oral functionality
  • Dentures are durable and long-lasting

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Got missing teeth? Replace them with Dentures and Partials

A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are used when all teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. If a patient needs a full arch restored, they may need to receive a partial denture. A denture is a removable appliance made from resin. Partial dentures are designed in a horseshoe shape, and they fit into a person's mouth by clasping around the remaining teeth. Full dentures cover the entire mouth, and they are held in place with a suction effect that occurs naturally with healthy jawbones. Dentures can also be supported by dental implants. Implant-supported dentures offer patients increased stability when compared to traditional removable appliances, and they also help to preserve jaw bone tissue. Patients should visit their dentist twice a year to have their dentures cleaned. This is essential for removing bacteria and preventing tooth decay. Your dentist may also recommend soaking your dentures overnight in a specialized cleanser to prevent them from becoming stained.

What are the benefits offered by Dentures and Partials?

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. When you've lost all of your natural teeth from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. For complete tooth loss, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture is recommended to replace all the teeth. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. After successful treatment, patients get to enjoy the restored function as well as a natural-looking smile that can boost confidence at work and in social settings as well. 

Both denture types help to restore natural chewing ability when teeth are lost due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. They also help improve speech and prevent facial sagging that can occur from the loss of so many teeth at once. People also choose to get dentures because they can't afford dental implants or are waiting for their teeth to heal after oral surgery, such as a tooth extraction or a dental implant procedure. Getting dentures is the next best option until the person is ready to receive implants. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are missing only some teeth, then a partial denture may be right for you. A partial denture is a prosthetic device that fills in the gaps in your smile with natural-looking teeth. An advantage of having a partial denture is that it's less expensive than a full set, and it can be removed for cleaning or at night. However, a full denture may feel more natural than a partial one because it replaces all of your teeth, but it is more expensive to replace. If you are interested in either option, please contact us to set up an appointment today.
If you wear dentures, it's important to care for them properly to prevent them from becoming damaged. We recommend cleaning your dentures daily to remove food particles and ensure a good fit. Clean your dentures using a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle hand soap. Avoid using toothpaste or other abrasive cleaners, as these can scratch the appliance and make it less comfortable over time. Keep your dentures out of hot water to prevent warping, and be sure to store them in a safe place overnight. If you notice that your dentures are loose or uncomfortable, contact us right away to schedule an appointment to repair them as soon as possible. We can also provide you with additional tips on how to care for your dentures at home.
When you first get your dentures, it's important to ease into eating with them so that nerves from years of having missing teeth can heal. You can begin by eating soft foods like yogurt, pudding, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and soft soups. As you feel more comfortable with your dentures, you can progress to mashed fruits, cooked vegetables, ground meats, and other simple healthy foods. You'll want to avoid foods that are too crunchy, chewy, sticky, or hard, as these all have the potential to damage dentures.
Tooth loss is one of the most common reasons patients need dentures or partials. In fact, about 35 million Americans do not have any teeth in their mouths at all. It's no wonder why so many patients are curious about how long they can last with their new device. Fortunately, with modern materials and techniques, the lifespan of your denture is about 5–10 years. Many factors can affect the life of your appliance, including the type of denture you choose, how well you care for it, your oral habits, and more. To get the most out of your new denture or partial, be sure to keep these tips in mind!
The denture or partial is removed, and the treatment area is prepped for the procedure. Impressions of your mouth are taken and sent to the lab to be used for the creation of dentures or partials. A temporary is inserted while your custom restoration is being made at the lab. When ready, the permanent is put into place. Your dentist will have you come back for a follow-up visit after the denture or partial has been placed to ensure proper fit and comfort.

Financing Options At Bishop Family Dental

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  • We accept payments as cash, checks, or cards
  • We accept all major dental insurance at our dental office
  • We offer CareCredit financing and membership discount plans to make our dental services affordable to our patients.


2120 E 3900 S #102, Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Phone: (801) 274-2500

Office Hours

MON 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TUE 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

WED 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

THU 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Email: info@bishopfamilydental.com

Call or Text Us: (801) 274-2500


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