Full or Partial Dentures
Riggs Family Dentistry also offers full or partial dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth. With the ongoing technological advancements in the dental field, dentures are now more durable and natural-looking, providing patients in need of teeth replacement with a way to restore and improve not only the appearance of their smile, but the ability of the teeth to function normally as well. If teeth are absent, it can alter the arrangement of the remaining teeth, which may shift into the surrounding empty space. Teeth that shift location can severely complicate the oral tissues, making thorough cleaning between these teeth difficult, thereby increasing the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease – and ultimately leading to the loss of further teeth. Dentures aid in the thorough chewing of food, may stop drooping of the face by providing foundation for the lips and cheeks and, in certain cases, improve speech.
A removable partial denture, also called a removable bridge, fills the gap left by missing teeth and improves the smile. A partial denture can be made of acrylic resin, metal, or a combination of the two.
Dr. Riggs can custom design the best solutions for you, so that you gain confidence when you smile and stability when you chew and speak.