Partial & Full Dentures in Lewiston Maine

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Partial & Full Denture Treatments in Lewiston Maine

Dentures are a great solution for any patient who is either looking to replace their entire smile or a group of adult teeth that have fallen out over time. Modern-day dentures are much different from the dentures of the past. Changes and updates to dentures have been made to add more comfort and mak them more effective. 

There are a variety of solutions for lost adult teeth. Dental bridges, implants, and All-on-4 implants are all great solutions. Here at Aspire Family Dentistry we offer many different dental solutions so we can match our patients with the right one. If you are interested in dentures or any other restorative treatments, please contact us for more information.

Is Getting Dentures A Long Process?

A conventional set of complete dentures are created and installed once teeth are removed and the gums have begun to heal. These can be placed in the mouth as early as 2-3 months after the natural teeth are removed.

Partial dentures can be removed, and you might hear them referred to as a dental bridge. Usually, partial dentures involve the replacement of some, not all. Attached to a gum-like base and connected by a custom-made metal framework, well-constructed dentures hold their position in the mouth. Partial dentures can also take much less time to install than complete dentures. 

Dentures: Helpful Denture Decision-Making Facts:

  • Dental implants and bridges may be used instead of dentures.
  • Dental implants and bridges may be used to support partial dentures.
  • Many dental insurance companies cover dentures. We can work with you to find out about your specific situation.
  • New dentures will take a few weeks to be completely comfortable and fitted in your mouth.
  • The goal is for your dentures to look the same as your natural teeth, often even better.
  • Eating with new dentures can be a learning experience, but you and your mouth will adjust to your new dentures quickly.
    Dentures may affect speech and pronunciation, but with time this will fade.
  • Most dentures are worn nearly all the time at first, then less over time as your mouth and gums adjust.
  • The creation and installation of highly personalized dentures usually necessitates multiple appointments over time to complete this tooth restoration process.
  • Once your Aspire Family Dentistry oral health professionals have worked with you to create a treatment plan, our highly skilled and motivated dental health staff are here to make your mouth (and you) happy!

Schedule Restorative Dentistry in Lewiston

If you live in the Lewiston Maine area, and you are interested in learning more about restorative dental procedures we offer, please give us a call. We can help with tooth replacement as well as help replace existing dental applications like partial dentures or dental bridges. For more information about our services, please give us a call. 

What Are My Options For Adult Tooth Replacement?

If an adult tooth falls out, it is important to understand you have multiple options. The same is true as we age and have to consider full smile replacement. For a single tooth or group of teeth you might consider partial dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. For replacing a full arch of teeth you might want to consider dentures or All-on-4 Dental Implants. Here are some important factors to consider. 


There are a few different types of dentures. The two main categories to consider are partial vs full dentures. As the names suggest, partial dentures replace a few missing teeth that are either adjacent or in the same arch. Full dentures replace the entire row of top and/or bottom teeth. Dentures are removable and need to be taken out and cleaned regularly. Because of their removability, they provide less structure to the mouth and can make biting and chewing more difficult. 

When properly cared for, dentures can last many years. Since they are easily removed, they can also be easily replaced in the event that they are damaged in any way. 

Typically dentures are chosen because they are a less expensive solution for tooth replacement. Although this can depend on your insurance, the specific dentist you are visiting, and the area you live. But generally speaking, dentures are less expensive than dental bridges or dental implants. 

Some of the drawbacks of dentures is that they do not provide structure to your mouth. Partial dentures can be hard to use when biting or chewing because they can move. And full dentures can have similar issues. 


There are a few different types of dental bridges. But generally speaking, bridges work by attaching a false tooth or group of false teeth to the nearby healthy teeth by using dental crowns. The dental crowns on the abutment teeth act as anchors for the bridge and hold it in place. For this reason, bridges are not removable without the help of a dentist. 

With proper cleaning and maintenance, a dental bridge can last 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced. Many patients choose dental bridges because of how they sit in the mouth. Compared to dentures they are act more like real teeth. But it is important to understand that the bridge teeth are different from your real teeth. Your real teeth are connected to your mouth under the gums. Dental bridges are connected using your other teeth to hold them in place. Because of this, extra pressure or stress can cause damage. 

The cost of dental bridges is in the middle between dentures and implants for most patients. Bridges are sometimes covered by dental insurance plans depending on the plan and provider. That said, many patients look into dental financing or payment options that dental offices provide to help make the dental provide work smoothly. 

One drawback of dental bridges is they increase the vulnerability of damage to the teeth used as anchors. Those anchor teeth are sometimes more susceptible to decay and have additional pressure put on them. It is important to take care of your oral health after getting a bridge to prevent additional tooth loss. 


Dental implants can either be done a single implant where one post is attached to one dental crown or as All-On-4 Dental Implants where a full row of teeth are replaced with a smaller number of dental posts. Both types of implants are preferred because they fully mimic the way teeth normally work. Dental implants replace teeth aesthetically and functionally.

Implants can last many years when properly cared for. In fact, many patients get All-On-4 implants instead of dentures as a permanent solution to lost adult teeth for the rest of their lives. 

Unfortunately, implants are not always covered by insurance. Because they require a surgical procedure, they tend to be a more expensive option. That said, the durability and the benefits are often reasons many patients consider getting dental implants. Many dentists that provide implants and All-on-4 implants provide payment plans or financing options to help patients pay for implants over time.

Dental implants have the most benefits for your oral health. They do not put strain on the surrounding teeth like bridges and they fully mimic the missing teeth making it easier to keep your face shape, bit alignment, and help with biting/chewing food. 

What Our Patients Are Saying About Their Experience.

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I had an unfortunate event (broken tooth) and a co-worker recommended Aspire. I couldn't be happier with the experience I have had - from the wonderful receptionist, amazing hygienist and ultimately Dr. Lee's mannerisms!! Everyone was so helpful, pleasant and understanding. They were able to get me right in and fix my tooth the same day!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a comforting staff that makes you feel safe in these crazy times!
April W.
"I was seen promptly and quickly put at ease with the Dr's kind gentle manner. Let's face it.....no one likes having to go to the dentist right? It was a great experience, no pressure and I was given "options" which really made me feel in control......I really appreciated that. With state of the art equipment, a clean professional office and excellent staff (thanks Linda!") I would HIGHLY recommend this office."
Lisa Y.
I always have the best experience at Aspire Family Dentistry, they all truly care for their patients at the highest level. All of the hygienists are super friendly, and very good at what they do. Dr. Lee always lightens the mood with chit chat and jokes - not to mention he is the best dentist I have ever had the pleasure of being a customer of. Also, I think the addition of the Television and the screen that shows the x-rays of your teeth is awesome! 10/10. Would recommend to everyone!
Tucker B.