What are dentures?
If you are missing one or more teeth but are hesitant to commit to surgical replacement options, we may suggest dentures for your consideration. Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are easier to use and more cost effective than other tooth replacement options. Our capable dentist, Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone, offers different types of dentures in Metairie, Louisiana, based on your individual needs and goals.
What kinds of dentures are there?
There are two main types of dentures available at Shelly Ereth Barone, complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures, also known as full dentures, are shaped like horseshoes and are used to replace all of the teeth in your lower or upper dental arches. They are made from replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base that rests snugly on your gums. When you still have some natural teeth remain in your smile, partial dentures may be suggested. Partial dentures fit around your remaining teeth and are often supported by a flexible metal framework.
We would love to share the many benefits of dentures with those who are suffering from missing teeth. Please contact our dental office today, at 504-832-1164, for more information and to schedule your appointment. We are dedicated to restoring your smile.