Partial Dentures Specialist

Grant Smith, LD

Denture Specialist located in Eugene, OR

Toothless gaps can ruin your smile and affect your ability to chew food and carry on a conversation. At Grant Smith Denture Studio in Eugene, Oregon, you can get partial dentures that look just like your natural teeth and restore their vital function. With more than 38 years’ experience, Grant Smith, LD, is a master craftsman who personally makes your custom dental appliance. Call or book an appointment online today to learn how you can improve your appearance and oral health with a handcrafted partial denture.

Partial Dentures Q & A

What is a partial denture?

Partial dentures — also called bridges — fill gaps left by tooth extractions. Made from strong, durable composite materials, they are skillfully customized to look and function just like your natural teeth.

What are the benefits of a partial denture?

When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth can creep into the gap, becoming crooked and unsightly. Worse, shifting teeth can change the shape of your face. And, of course, chewing and speaking can often be difficult. A partial denture prevents these problems by stabilizing your other teeth and fully restoring oral function.

What kinds of partial dentures are available?

Grant Smith Denture Studio provides two kinds of partial dentures: fixed and removable. Fixed partial dentures are permanently anchored to adjoining teeth on either side of the gap. They look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.

Removable partial dentures are attached to neighboring teeth with a metal frame. You can easily remove them for cleaning. During your consultation, Grant Smith, LD, helps you choose the best kind of partial denture for you.

How do you create a partial denture?

After determining the best partial denture for your needs, Grant Smith, LD, makes a mold of your mouth. From this, he creates your fixed or removable partial denture. When the dental appliance is complete, he fits and installs it.

How do I care for my partial denture?

Because fixed partial dentures function like your natural teeth, it is vital to maintain proper oral hygiene to prevent gum disease and further tooth decay. Brush and floss, just as you would with your natural teeth.

Removable partial dentures, on the other hand, must be taken out at the end of each day for thorough cleaning.

  • Rinse the denture to remove food particles and debris
  • Clean the appliance with a soft-bristle toothbrush
  • Brush your mouth, taking care to clear debris and plaque from your gums
  • Place your denture in a glass and cover it with water to prevent warping during overnight storage

Occasionally, your new partial denture can cause soreness. This is natural and usually subsides after a few days, but if the discomfort continues, schedule an appointment for an adjustment.

How long do partial dentures last?

The partial dentures created at Grant Smith Denture Studio are made from the highest quality materials and are designed to last from five to 15 years. Of course, your dentures’ lifespan will vary according to care, use, and your overall oral health.

A partial denture can fill the gaps in your oral health and restore your bright, healthy smile. Fully licensed, certified, and deeply experienced, Grant Smith, LD, is ready to help. Schedule your consultation today by calling or booking online.