Dentures and Partials

Dentures and partials that replace missing teeth not only allow you to regain your beautiful smile, but they also promote your ability to eat and speak. No matter if you’re missing a single tooth or all of your natural teeth, Cornerstone Dental has the state-of-the-art treatments you need to replace missing teeth. We specialize in putting the confidence back in your smile!


Losing your teeth can be distressing. Thankfully, you have options to restore your smile. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or trauma, dentures or partial dentures can be made to replace missing teeth. They improve your smile, and they also improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing by allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again.

Dental bridges, dental implants, and dentures are all designed to replace missing teeth in your oral cavity; the choice of which method to use depends on the size and location of the gaps left behind.

Types of Removable Dental Prosthetics

Complete Dentures

If you are missing all your teeth, complete dentures replace your upper and lower arches of teeth. Over a series of appointments, we create beautiful, natural looking dentures. They sit on top of your gums and are held in place by natural suction or adhesives if needed. Complete dentures restore the aesthetics of your smile and also support your facial structures, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are an excellent option for those that are missing multiple teeth, but still have some healthy teeth remaining. Partials are secured in place using clasps that hold onto the your existing natural teeth. By clasping onto your remaining teeth, a partial denture is much more secure and retentive than a complete denture.

Implant Overdentures

Implants can serve as anchors for removable prosthetics. Complete dentures and partial dentures can be modified to allow them to snap onto an implant, securing it in place. With improved retention, you’ll enjoy improved function, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with ease, knowing your teeth won’t slip out of place. You’ll still be able to remove your implant overdenture or implant partial for easy cleaning.

Dentures and Partials in Harlan, IA

Patience is a Virtue

Fabricating a denture or partial is a process…It will take several appointments, especially if you’ve recently had a tooth extracted, to ensure an accurate fit. Once it’s finally fabricated, it’s still not over. It will take some time to become accustomed to a new denture or partial denture. It is not uncommon to develop sore spots and for the denture to need adjustments in the first few weeks. They will initially feel quite bulky, and it may take several weeks or months to learn how to properly eat and speak with them. Patience is key! If you do not think you would tolerate a removable option, check out our pages on dental bridges and dental implants.

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