When multiple teeth are missing in one arch, a partial denture may be the treatment option of your choice to replace the missing teeth. Partial dentures are removable replacement teeth that are held in place by small clasps that hold on to your surrounding natural teeth. Your natural teeth act as an anchor for the partial denture to stay in place.
When teeth are missing, it can be very difficult to maintain a healthy smile. The adjacent teeth can move as they drift into the open space. This can leave the remaining teeth crooked, crowded and difficult to brush, which makes them more susceptible to decay and leads to eventual bone loss.
A partial denture is an easy, noninvasive procedure. First, a set of dental impressions are taken of your mouth to record exactly how your teeth bite together. A dental laboratory uses the dental impressions to fabricate a model of your mouth and create your custom partial denture. Once the partial is created, you will return to Richter Dental in Merrillville, IN to check its function and esthetics. Dr. Richter will make any adjustments that are required. It is common to have a few adjustment appointments and you may need some time before you are completely adapted to your new partial denture. Your dentist in Merrillville, IN will check your speech and adjust any spots that may be irritating your gums. Some patients require practice eating and speaking before they are comfortable with their new partial denture.
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She is a young woman who is a manager of Veteran Support Services." I have always been unhappy with my smile due to over crowding and wanted to boost my confidence. The orthodontic work coupled with bonding perfected my smile! I’m no longer covering my mouth when I talk or laugh. I have confidence to smile fully and that has impacted my life in ways I can’t even describe. Thank you so much! "
She is a Health Information Operations Manager and was not a fan of the large gap in her teeth. She noticed that her teeth were shifting even more over time. Dr. Richter gave her a new smile that she absolutely loves. “I now feel more confident smiling. I truly love my new look!”
She’s in financial sales and was self conscious about her smile. "I wanted more confidence in my smile. I had discoloration of a tooth due to chipping it as a child. The veneers look amazing! I have so much more confidence and I won’t hate every picture I take anymore!"
She is a healthcare professional who wanted to look how she felt. "I've always wanted fuller lips and wanted to minimize my marionette lines. They made me look mad when I was not. Now I look how I feel! And my lips look so youthful and not fake at all! I am very happy with Dr. Richter's technique and results. All I can say is 'What are you waiting for?' and I am thrilled to have invested in a more youthful version of me!"
She’s a retired pharmacy tech with a new outlook on life. Elizabeth had several loose teeth and mouth pain, had trouble eating and stopped smiling. With her new dentures she is a new woman. You can see how her teeth beautifully supports her mouth. "My life has changed dramatically! I feel whole again and can smile like I used to! Thank you so much to Dr. Richter and staff. I feel young again!"
She is retired and was eager for a new smile. These full dentures made all the difference revealing a new and confident Sheila. “My life changing smile is amazing! Thank you to the great Dr. Richter and staff!”
After a summer of Zoom calls he realized he wanted whiter teeth. Before heading back to college he inquired about teeth whitening and decided on the quickest and easiest method -- Richter Dental's in-office Whitening Now. "In just 2 hours I was excited to walk out of the office with a brighter smile." He's ready to take on any in-person or Zoom class with more confidence.
She is a teacher's aide. "After 30 years, the bonding on my tooth needed repair. (Now) I no longer have to be careful while eating and my smile is whiter! It doesn't have a dark line delineating where the bonding was."
She is a clerical worker. "My teeth were in pretty bad shape and my bite was off. I wanted to smile in family pictures again. I am a lot more confident these days and am going out a lot more! Who knows, maybe I just might meet 'Mr. Right.' Thank you so much, Dr. Richter, for giving me my smile back! I am truly indebted to you!"
She is a Public Relations executive and is not shy to say "vanity" was her motivation to get veneers. She is SO much happier with her smile!
He is a retired union carpenter. "Dr. Richter's dentures fit perfect! The bite is right. I am able to chew food properly; smile is great! I am able to enjoy my meals without pain or discomfort. Dr. Richter went above and beyond making sure the fit and the lab was correct to achieve the final goal of proper fit and smile. THANK YOU! I will recommend Dr. Richter and his staff to anyone having this procedure!"
She is a health care professional who was a candidate for 6 crowns. After seeing her before and after photos she commented, “Seriously? I looked like that? I am now so proud of my smile. (The look of) my front teeth was pretty good motivation to get treatment done!”
As a sales professional she wanted to be able to smile more confidently. She is thrilled with her updated and more beautiful smile by Dr. Richter. "I'm a more confident me!"
She is an area teacher and did not like the way her teeth looked when she came to see Dr. Richter. "My life has now changed as I am more confident with more self esteem."
She is a consultant and the lines on her forehead made her look tired when she is always full of energy. After a quick and painless botulinum toxin injections appointment she was thrilled. “Now I look how I feel. Wrinkle free in only 4 days! Thrilled with Dr. Richter and his technique.”
As an entrepreneur she meets with all types of people every day, with quite a hectic schedule. She wasn’t fond of the two vertical wrinkles between her eyebrows and came in for botulinum toxin injections. “I am so much more confident and happy now with my appearance. And it didn’t hurt at all! Thank you, Dr. Richter.”
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