Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures & Partial Dentures for Stunning Smiles in Omaha!

mature couple relaxing at homeAt Shadow Ridge Dental, we proudly serve West Omaha, Elkhorn, and the surrounding communities with quality denture care. If you are dealing with decayed or missing teeth, you can count on our trustworthy dentists to help. Our passionate team has expertise in providing you with a smile that looks and functions perfectly using complete or partial dentures.

Filling the gaps created by missing teeth is not only essential for a beautiful smile, but it also helps prevent other teeth from shifting. It also helps maintain your youthful appearance by supporting your facial muscles. Our compassionate staff is ready to provide you with personalized treatments to suit your specific needs and budget. Call us today to schedule your visit.


What Is a Denture?

Dentures are dental appliances customized to replace missing teeth. They consist of an acrylic base and replacement teeth. Dentures are natural-looking and come in different types and materials. Based on your specific condition and preferences, we will discuss your options and help you choose the right solution to support your optimal dental health.

What are The Types of Dentures?

Getting complete or partial dentures depends on the number and location of your missing teeth. The types of dentures include:

  1. Complete Dentures substitute an entire arch of teeth on your top or bottom jaw or both.
  2. Partial Dentures are used when you are not missing all your teeth. They replace the missing teeth, leaving the rest of your natural teeth intact. Partial dentures rely on your healthy teeth to support the new artificial teeth using metal or acrylic clasps.
  3. Removable Dentures are not permanent. They can be removed and put back on as you please., They are held to your jaw using built-in clips or denture adhesive.
  4. Fixed Dentures are permanent appliances. They are affixed to the jaw using dental implants for maximum stability, providing you with optimal function and a natural appearance.

Why You May Need Dentures

mature man eating a red appleThere are several common reasons you may need dentures. If you are already missing several teeth, there will be more pressure on the ones remaining. Dentures can close the gaps between teeth and restore normal chewing function. Maybe you were not able to receive preventive dental care as a child, or you have health conditions that affect your teeth. Accidents or injuries can also weaken and damage teeth. With complete or partial dentures, we can help make your smile whole again.

The Procedure for Getting Dentures

This process takes several weeks. However, it is essential for reviving your dental health. Below are the stages involved:

  1. The First Appointment: During this visit, we do a full exam to determine your oral health status. Our dentist will look for any signs of infection or teeth that may need to be removed before measuring your dentures. Based on the number of teeth removed, our dentist will help you decide whether you need a partial or full denture.
  2. The Resting Time: You will need some time to allow your gums to heal. The healing time differs from patient to patient according to how fast your gums can heal and how many teeth are extracted.
  3. Denture Preparation: Our team will take precise images to create molds from which your new custom denture will be prepared.
  4. Choosing Your New Smile: We will assist you in selecting your new teeth. Our staff will help you decide which shapes and color shades fit you best.
  5. Delivering Your Dentures: Once your dentures are ready, we will schedule a fitting visit. Our dentist will fit your dentures to ensure they are comfortable and make any necessary adjustments before delivering your dentures.

If you are getting fixed dentures, the process will be similar, except that a specialist will first place your dental implants. Then we will take impressions, order your dentures, and attach them to your implants.

Caring for Removable Dentures

portrait of mature woman smilingFollowing the care instructions for removable dentures will help you maintain them longer. Simple care tips include:

  1. Soak your dentures in special cleansers overnight.
  2. Brush and rinse your dentures and gums daily and rinse them after every meal.
  3. Handle them carefully, so they don’t break.
  4. If your denture cracks, chips, or become loose, get in touch with us immediately.

Caring for Fixed Dentures

Implant-supported dentures become your permanent teeth and need no special care. Treat them exactly as you would your natural teeth. In addition to brushing and flossing regularly, ensure you undergo professional cleanings every six months to avoid plaque and tartar accumulation and prevent gum disease.

Get Quality Dentures in Omaha

At Shadow Ridge Dental, our dentists Dr. Paige Miller, Dr. Liz Biehl, and Dr. Tony Gaspard, are ready to help you achieve a beautiful, functional smile. We only recommend treatments that are necessary to help you meet your needs. Our compassionate team is looking forward to answering all your questions and helping you achieve your smile goals. If you live in West Omaha, Elkhorn, and surrounding communities, contact us today and schedule your visit.