Although saving the natural teeth is our preference, we sometimes must create dentures or partials for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. Dentures and partials are somewhat of an art rather than dental science, as it takes a lot of patient communication and attention to detail. Fortunately, Dr. Geelan has years of experience with the creation of dentures in Portland. Whether you’ve lost teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, dentures are a great solution that can help you regain your confidence and functionality. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth begin to shift, facial muscles begin to sag, and can make you look older. Dentures can resemble your natural teeth, and fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Dentures can allow you to eat your favorite foods again, such as apples and steak!