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Dentures & Partials - Bloomington, IN

Perfect Fit with Maximum Oral Comfort

Senior woman in dental exam chair pointing to smile Following advanced tooth loss, the Barco Family Dentistry team is here to help you fully restore your smile. We offer custom crafted partial and full dentures to recreate missing teeth and put the smile back on your face. Our Bloomington dentist and dental care team can create a tooth replacement prosthetic that will allow you to repair the form and function of your damaged smile. Call our Bloomington dentist and team to learn more or schedule a tooth replacement consultation with the Barco Family Dentistry team today.

Partial Dentures

Set of full denturesPartial dentures are often referred to simply as partials. These tooth replacement prosthetics are used to fill the gaps in patients’ smiles left by numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth. A gum-colored base material is used to support all of the replacement teeth. The entire prosthetic is crafted to fit snuggly between the remaining teeth, and they are held in place by metal clasps.

Full Dentures

Model smile with partial denturePatients who’ve lost a full row of teeth will need to receive a denture. Because there are no healthy teeth remaining to support the full dentures, these tooth replacement prosthetics are crafted to fit against the gum line. This creates suction that holds the dentures in place when properly made. Some patients also use a small amount of denture adhesive to improve the stability of their prosthetics.

Benefits of Dentures

Senior couple brushing teethIt’s essential to replace even a single missing tooth, and for patients with numerous missing teeth, it’s even more important. Replacing missing teeth with dentures allows patients with advanced tooth loss to eat a more varied diet, speak more clearly, and smile with complete confidence in any personal or professional situation. If you still have some remaining healthy teeth, a partial denture can also help you avoid further tooth loss.

How to Care for Dentures

To care for your smile, you’ll need to brush your dentures to remove plaque and food buildup. You should always store your partial and full dentures in cool water or cleaning solution over night to prevent drying out. Use oral rinse to remove plaque buildup on your gum line. Every six months, you should visit our team for a checkup. We can examine your partial or full denture and make any repairs you may need during these visits to extend the life of your denture.

How Often to Replace Dentures

In most cases, you’ll need to replace your partial or full dentures every five to ten years. The lifetime of your denture will depend largely on how well you take care of them. Most dental insurance providers offer coverage for new dentures every five years. We typically recommend a new prosthetic every seven years or ten at the very most to ensure proper function. If your denture is damaged or bent, do not wear it. Proceed to our office as soon as possible to have your denture repaired or replaced.