Prostheses to Rebuild Your Smile

Typically, restorative dentistry focuses on restoring and repairing teeth in order to save them and prevent their loss. However, if you’ve already lost teeth, then restoring your smile requires replacing them with an appropriate, lifelike prosthesis. A full or partial denture can be designed to replace several or all of the teeth on your upper or lower dental ridge. This not only restores your smile’s appearance, but also reestablishes your ability to bite and chew your favorite foods, enunciate your words clearly, and much more.

The Need for a Complete Denture

A full, or complete, denture is one that consists of an entire row of highly lifelike replacement teeth situated on a comfortable, gum-colored plastic base. The row of teeth will be designed to closely mimic the healthy appearance of your natural teeth, ensuring highly lifelike cosmetic and functional results for your new smile. To remain comfortably in place, a complete denture is designed to use the natural suction created by the shape of your dental ridge, and if necessary, dental adhesive may provide additional support.

The Need for a Partial Denture

If you’ve lost several teeth but still retain several healthy, natural ones on your dental ridge, then you may not qualify for a complete denture. Rather than extract the remaining teeth to accommodate one, we can custom-design a partial denture that includes lifelike replacement teeth where necessary, but enough space to accommodate the teeth that you still retain. This allows you to once again enjoy a full, healthy, and attractive smile while also improving the long-term health and integrity of your remaining teeth.

Replace Lost Teeth with a Denture

Severe and total tooth loss can have serious consequences, but with a custom full or partial denture, you can rebuild your smile and avoid those consequences. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Cain and our team, call Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN or Portage, IN today at 219-938-2637, or email our office at We proudly serve all of Northwest Indiana and surrounding areas.