The Tomalty Family takes your oral healthcare very seriously. With over 48 combined years of experience and two Boynton Beach locations, Doctors Sean, Jordan and Lorne Tomalty focus on a team approach to provide you with the highest quality treatment and extraordinary results. This page is designed to answer some questions regarding a condition you might have or any treatment that you might need. If you have any additional questions for our doctors or staff please contact our office or schedule a no-charge consultation online, it’s that easy. That’s what we’re here for!
Partial Dentures and Complete Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve your smile!
This restoration method is used to restore your smile and mouth function if all your teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned to take the place of natural teeth. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
A removable partial denture is a prosthesis that is used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base which is held in place in the mouth by the remaining teeth. A fixed partial denture acts the same as a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using adjacent teeth for support. A fixed partial denture is permanent while a removable partial denture must be removed at nighttime.
New dentures may feel awkward or loose for the first few weeks until the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place and you are comfortable eating and speaking. Although this may require some practice, you will adjust and enjoy the benefits a full mouth of teeth can provide.