Dentures: Complete & Partials
Dentures are an inexpensive option for teeth replacement. Dentures are very effective for people with multiple missing teeth.
Dentures are custom-made to fit when you come in to our Katy, TX office. Your complete or partial dentures will sit snugly against the gum line or the roof of the mouth.
One of the benefits of dentures is that you can remove them easily for proper cleaning. Read about more of the benefits below!
Do you have several missing teeth? Our dentists at Wilson Dentistry will restore your smile with high-quality custom dentures.
What Causes Teeth Loss?
Tooth loss can occur due to periodontal diseases, accidents, injury, or tooth decay.
While tooth loss may not be a big concern, it can cause several consequences.
For instance, gaps in the teeth can make the natural teeth shift from their usual position, causing misalignment. The teeth near the missing tooth can start to sag inward, making it difficult to chew and bite.
As you are aware, teeth enhance the appearance of your face. When tooth loss occurs, your cheeks may become sunken, making you look older.
Missing teeth can lead to bone loss. The tooth roots help to maintain the bone tissues. This occurs when nutrients travel through the root canal to stimulate bone growth.
When there is a gap between the teeth, the bone stimulation does not happen, making the jawbone start shrinking. This happens due to lack of essential nutrients in the surrounding area. Luckily, you can prevent these by replacing the missing teeth.
Dentures are a good choice for people of all ages. They are customized to fit your mouth. This means that you will eat like you used to with your natural teeth.
Who Can Get Dentures?
Anyone can get dentures. However, the dentist requires sufficient jawbone and gum tissues for patients to get dentures.
If you have multiple missing teeth and find eating, speaking, and biting a challenge, dentures may be a good option. Besides, if the missing teeth are affecting your self-esteem, you may need to consider dentures.
Whether tooth loss is due to gum disease, injury or decay, our professionals will start by taking impressions of your mouth to ensure a perfect fit. Depending on your oral needs, the dentist may suggest partial or full dentures.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures involve a set of one or two replacement teeth. They are attached to the existing teeth with metal clasps.
The process of fixing partial dentures involves placing dental crowns on the surrounding teeth to support the dentures.
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What Are Full Dentures?
On the other hand, full dentures may be a good option if you are missing all of your teeth.
Also, if you have no healthy teeth remaining, the dentist may suggest full dentures. These artificial teeth come in a full set for the upper or lower jaw.
What to Expect When Getting Dentures
Before getting dentures, the dentist will perform a physical examination and x-rays to determine the state of your oral health.
When examining your mouth, the dentist will search for any sign of infection or tooth decay that can affect the success of the denture process.
Once the dentist confirms that you are a good candidate for dentures, they will take measurements and mold your teeth to create dentures that fit perfectly.
After the dentures are complete, the dentist will fit them to see whether they need adjustments.
While you will not feel pain, adapting to eating and speaking with dentures may take time.
With good oral hygiene, your dentures can last between five to 10 years.
How to Take Care of Your Dentures
After you receive your dentures, it is vital to follow the instructions given by the dentist. Dentures can easily break. It is important to handle them with care. If dropped, they can get damaged.
The dentist will advise you on how to store them when not in use.
Like natural teeth, chewing hard foods like ice can damage your dentures. In this case, paying attention to the dentist’s advice is vital.
Benefits of Wearing Dentures
Dentures offer various benefits for those missing a few or all their natural teeth.
One benefit of dentures is that they help to enhance your appearance. They help to preserve your facial shape by preventing the cheeks from appearing sunken.
How about your smile? If you feel self-conscious about your smile, you may need to consider dentures. Dentures mimic natural teeth to help you smile without fearing what others think.
Dentures are easy to clean. By just removing them and using a special denture cleaner, you will maintain good oral hygiene. With this, you will prevent bacteria and plaque that can lead to gum disease.
Apart from ensuring oral health and proper functioning of your mouth, dentures can prevent jawbone deterioration.
In some situations, the dentist may suggest implant-supported dentures to prevent jawbone loss. Since the implant-supported dentures are fixed into the jawbone, there will be continued stimulation which helps in jawbone regeneration.
What Are Some Common Issues with Dentures?
Ill-fitting dentures are a common problem for many denture wearers. Over time the structures of your mouth change, but the dentures don’t.
For instance, gums can shrink, making the dentures become loose. Living with loose dentures can lead to issues such as discomfort, inflammation, and soreness.
The good news is that you can opt for a dentures reline. Denture relining involves adjusting the internal part of the dentures to correct their fit. This helps to reduce the slippage of dentures when you eat or speak.
A healthy mouth involves a beautiful smile and proper eating and speaking. Dentures are a cost-effective solution to a healthy and functional mouth. Whether the loss occurred due to a knocked-out tooth, accident, fall, gum disease, or decay, dentures can transform your smile.
Your Dentist in Katy, TX Provides Custom Dentures!
At Wilson Dentistry, we offer the option of custom-made dentures to help you enjoy a beautiful smile and proper eating and speaking. Our dentists will guide you through the options to ensure you get the transformation you want. Contact us at (346) 340-5440 to book an appointment.