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Restorative Procedures

Dentures and Partial Dentures

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An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones can change position, drift into the surrounding space, and possibly damage tissue in the mouth. In addition, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between malpositioned teeth. As a result, you run the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which can lead to the loss of additional teeth.

A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. A denture helps you to properly chew food and may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks. Thanks to Dr. Shumaker, you will now be able to chew more easily, speak with clarity and finally smile with confidence.

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