Partials & Dentures in Gillette, WY

If you are living with missing teeth and are looking for an effective method of restoring them, partials and dentures from Mountain West Dental could be exactly what you’re looking for. These dental prosthetics have been popular for years and can give you back the function and looks to your smile.


Partials and dentures serve the same function – they are dental prosthetics that resemble the teeth and gums to restore teeth that have been lost. Partials are used when there are some teeth still remaining; the partial denture is supported by the neighboring teeth. Dentures (complete dentures) replace a full line of teeth. They are worn on the gums and are removable so that they can be cleaned.


It is a good idea to restore lost teeth because there can be negative effects if you choose not to. The teeth remaining in the mouth can start to shift along the gumline with the extra space that is newly available, which can eventually affect your bite. Lost teeth can also lead to bone recession. Using dentures or partials not only restores the appearance of your smile and improves your eating and speaking ability, but it can also benefit your oral health overall.


Partials and dentures are both made in a dental laboratory. For conventional dentures, Mountain West Dental will start the process by taking detailed measurements of your mouth after the teeth have been lost. It may take a few “try-in” appointments once the dentures have been completed to achieve the best fit.

If you want to bypass the waiting period for the dentures, you can talk to your dentist in about immediate dentures. These are made before the teeth have been lost. Because they aren’t made using precise measurements, as conventional dentures are, immediate dentures do not generally fit as well. They are usually only used temporarily while waiting for the conventional dentures to be completed.

If you are ready to eat and speak like you did before you lost any teeth, visit us at Mountain West Dental to talk about using dentures and partials.


What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures are a removable solution intended to replace missing teeth making it easier to chew evenly and breakdown food. Partial dentures are made from synthetic materials and may include an acrylic and/or metal combinations.

How long do partial dentures last?

The lifespan of a partial denture is approximately 10-15 years if drastic changes haven’t happened in the mouth. The lifespan of the partial prosthesis depends on various factors such as the material, normal wear and tear as well as home care.

What to expect when getting partial dentures?

If you're considering partial dentures, you will likely be nervous about the quality and fit. Having an experienced dentist assist with your dentures fitting can help ease the anxiety and provide comfort during the procedure.

Is it possible to have dentures put in the same day as teeth removal?

Yes, when tooth removal is needed a denture would be placed immediately after removal and act as a band aid and assist in the healing process.

Will it be difficult to eat with a partial denture?

Yes, it will be difficult to retrain to eat with a partial denture but it is manageable following healing and any sore spots have been relieved.

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