Essenmacher Family Dental

Dentures in Albuquerque, NM

It may be time to consider dentures if you are dealing with missing teeth, whether from tooth decay or gum disease. They are a great way to restore your smile and oral health while boosting confidence. In addition, with modern dentures, you can still enjoy your favorite foods and activities.

Schedule a consultation with an Essenmacher Family Dental team member today to determine if traditional dentures fit you. Our dental professionals are ready to get you started on a customized treatment plan for creating a beautiful smile!

Types of Dentures

Traditional dentures are a popular option for patients who have missing regular teeth. There are two main types of dentures: Full or Partial Dentures, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. If you consider getting a denture to replace lost teeth, you should understand the differences between the two so that you and your dentist can choose the best option.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are utilized when patients have some remaining teeth. A partial denture is a removable appliance that fits over remaining natural teeth and gums to fill in the holes created by lost teeth.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are recommended if all of the patient’s teeth are gone. If you are missing all of your teeth or have just a few teeth remaining, a complete denture could be the best option. Full dentures are removable natural-looking artificial teeth custom-made to fit your mouth and replace your lost teeth. Removable dentures can provide you with a natural-looking smile. 

The Denture Process: What to Expect

If you are getting dentures, you may be wondering what to expect. Keep in mind that each patient may have a slightly different denture procedure, so it is always best to consult with your dentist directly about what to expect.

Your first visit to the office will be a consultation with our dentist to see if dentures are suitable for you. If dentures are the right choice, you will decide between a partial or full type of dentures. After that, we will take impressions of both the upper and lower jaw so we can make your new teeth. Once those impressions are made, our lab will take about two weeks to craft your new dentures.


Dentures FAQs

Will my dentures look like my natural teeth?

Dentures can be made to look very similar to your existing teeth. It is dependent on what you are looking for and what will make you feel most comfortable. We will be happy to discuss what options are available to make the best decision for yourself.

Do I need to have any remaining teeth to get dentures?

The good news is that most patients who are missing all of their teeth are still candidates for this type of dental prosthesis. However, the decision will ultimately depend on various factors, so a patient should schedule a consultation to determine the best option.

Do they require special dental care?

While they require some special dental care, it is not difficult to keep your dentures in good shape with a few simple tips. Follow good oral hygiene, remove and rinse them after eating, and soak them every night.

Schedule Your Denture Consultation in Albuquerque

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we can help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you have always wanted using custom dentures and other restorative dental services. Our team of experts will work with you to create a professional treatment plan that meets your needs and budget and what is best for your overall well-being.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!