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Dentures are appliances used to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures replace some of the missing teeth in an arch, while full dentures replace all the teeth. There are several ways to hold either type of denture in place, and your dentist can discuss the various options with you at your initial consultation appointment. Well-fitting dentures allow patients to chew properly and smile with confidence.
Partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth, when several good teeth are still present in an arch. These replacement teeth are held in place by “clasps” or support anchors that grip on to stable teeth, and hold the appliance in place. Partial dentures can be made of tooth-colored acrylic, or strengthened with a metal substructure.
Full Dentures are used to replace all teeth that are missing in an upper or lower jaw. They are made of a gum tissue-colored acrylic (a hardened plastic material) base, and very natural-looking porcelain or acrylic teeth. Dentures are held in place by suction, however when a patient’s jaws are too shrunken or small to adequately support a denture, they can be stabilized by implants.
Here’s an example of a full denture stabilized by implants. The brass fittings imbedded in the denture snap down on to the silver implant fixtures, and securely holds the denture in place. This is much more effective than denture adhesives for keeping dentures in place.
Some patients with loosely-fitting full dentures can benefit from Overdentures. These types of dentures can be used on both the upper or lower arches. Many patients who have completely given up on wearing their ill-fitting dentures can experience a dramatic change in their chewing ability with these very simple, yet effective appliances. Overdentures are essentially full dentures with tiny elastic fittings imbedded in the areas contacting the gum tissue. These fittings fit snugly on to metal pegs, called “abutments”, which emerge from the gum line. Sometimes these pegs are attached to a natural tooth, but more frequently, they’re attached to an implant. Most overdentures have between 2-6 abutments in order to provide for proper stabilization. This is an ideal solution for patients looking for a lower cost alternative to an “All-on-Four” fixed bridge.
Very happy with my care at this office. I have not had a hygienist or dentist at this office that hasn’t treated me very compassionately and professionally. Have been a patient here over 30 years!- Tom B. 07/13/2022
Teeth look amazing!!! I would highly recommend Oswego Dental Group if you are looking to have work done!- David L. 05/23/2022
Super friendly and very professional. My whole family have been patients there for many years. Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.- Kevin O. 04/15/2022
I have been going to Oswego Dental Group for years. They are excellent. Pam has been my hygienist and she is thorough, extremely professional and very kind. My family and I highly recommend this dental office.- Wendy K. 04/11/2022
Another great experience from the Oswego Dental Group! Jen took great care of my teeth, they have never looked so white! Everyone was super friendly and made sure I was comfortable through my whole visit. See you in 6 months!- Collin M. 03/02/2022
Our family has been seen by this practice for many years. Always professional and thorough. They have taken great care of us! Highly recommend!- Susan R. 01/25/2022
Dr. Milazzo and Dr. MacDonald are awesome!! So glad I found them after I moved to their area. They are the best. Pam cleans my teeth and she is wonderful, painless too! They take very good care of my teeth! If you are looking for a new Dentist and a good office, then this place is for you!- Marion G. 06/24/2021
Dr Milazzo, Sally and the whole staff are the best. THE BEST. I was a mess and had been in pain for a long time before finally finding Dr. Milazzo. I spent a lot of time and a lot of money going to another dentist that just kept making everything worse…I was literally living on protien drinks because it hurt too much to chew. It took a little time (I needed a lot of work done) but Dr Milazzo fixed everything and I can finally eat again. I’m forever grateful for Oswego Dental Group and would without hesitation recommend them.- Sonya 05/25/2021
Great experience! Amy did a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. MacDonald was also professional and very thorough and helped me understand what treatment options were available to me. I highly recommend this dental practice!- Kristina L. 02/23/2021
Oswego Dental Group has a staff of kind and caring hygienists and the entire staff does a great job of keeping the entire office clean and safe for people coming in as well as for themselves.- Karen A. 12/28/2020
Dr. Milazzo’s dental office is fabulous!!! Very patient friendly!! Sally my dental hygienist is awesome!! Very personable, thorough and gentle!! I love the way you feel after a cleaning! I would not go anywhere else!!- Cheryl K. 09/22/2020
I have been a dental patient at the Oswego Dental Group for nearly 15 years and have always been very happy with the care that I have received. Dr MacDonald and all of the hygienists I have ever had are fantastic people and do a great job on my teeth! Love coming here!- Susan E. 08/18/2020
Very friendly staff and professional. Always a great experience.- Kristine F. 04/09/2020
Always a great experience.- John S. 02/09/2020
I love going to my dentist! For 13 years I have never been disappointed and I greatly appreciate how personable and kind the Hygenists have always been! Today my visit was with Pam. I appreciate the time she took to ask how My family and I were going. Dr, MacDonald also took the time to explain a small upcoming procedure I would be having and in doing so put my doubts at ease! Thank you!!!!- Jeanne P. 02/08/2020
Best dentist experience. Everyone from the receptionist to Dr Milazzo and Dr Macdonald are very friendly. Pam is an amazing dental hygienist. She is absolutely fantastic. Extremely thorough and friendly. I’m sure everyone is great as well but I’ve only had the pleasure of having my teeth cleaned by Pam and have no need to search elsewhere. Thanks everyone at Oswego Dental Group for making my dental visit a good one.- Ryan I. 08/17/2019