Partials & Dentures

Partials & Dentures in Anchorage, AK

Dentures, both full and partial, can be a great way of restoring your smile. So, if you’re missing one tooth or several teeth, consulting with your local dentist at Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC in Anchorage is your first step. We have the tools to design and fit dentures for every individual’s need.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are intended to be worn daily. Moreover, dentures are meant to be taken out during the evening hours. Physically, dentures are made to fit snuggly over-top your gumline and cradle any preexisting dental structures. However, don’t forget that dentures are not a permanent fix to replacing your teeth and are simply an alternative way to go about your daily life free from dental worries. Not to mention, dentures can be used as an alternative to dental bridges and implants. Or, they can even be placed right atop an implant to provide for an even sturdier dental structure.

How are Dentures Made?

The fabrication of dentures takes several steps, including multiple visits to your local dentist in Anchorage. Additionally, your typical denture procedure can take over a month before fully completed.

First, your dentist takes an impression of your gumline. Also, at this time your dentist will assess if you need any further extractions before placing your dentures. Next, waxed rims are placed in your mouth to perfect your bite and help properly orient your teeth. Try-ins are a critical step in the process of getting dentures. A “try-in” is a sample denture set which will allow you to try out the look and feel of your dentures before making any long-lasting decisions regarding your oral health.

It’s important to remember that you have a lot of control over the outcome of your procedure. For instance, at Anchorage Dental Arts, LLC in Anchorage we realize this can be a stressful decision. That’s why we strive to help you determine the best size, shape and color of your new dentures. Bearing this in mind, it’s also a good idea to have a close personal friend or family member with you during your visit. That way, alongside your dentist, you can have the peace of mind that those who know you best see the real you.