Dentures - Complete & Partials
Whether as the result of an injury to the tooth, advanced decay, or the natural aging process, one or more teeth can be lost. Along with the loss of the teeth can be a loss of your levels of confidence. At HomeTown Dental at Sherman we provide our patients with several smile restoration solutions. Dentures are one of the most popular tooth restoration solutions. Complete and partial dentures offer patients the ability to restore aesthetics and bite functionality.
Dentures, whether complete or partial, are prosthetic teeth. They are made to fit over the gums of the individual patient, so that a comfortable fit is assured. Dentures will replace the lost teeth while allowing for the restoration of oral functions and of course your smile.
Full dentures are the option used when patients have lost most or all of their teeth or when the teeth are in such poor health that they cannot be restored. Partial dentures are the restorative solution when just a few teeth in a row have been lost or extracted.
Defining Complete Dentures
Full, or complete, dentures are made up of natural-looking prosthetic teeth on a plastic base. The plastic base will be shaded in order to blend smoothly in with the color of your gums. The prosthetic teeth could be made from plastic or porcelain. Traditionally, full dentures are secured in the mouth with a denture adhesive. Another option for securing full dentures is to use dental implants that are set around the jaw, in strategic positions.
Partial dentures are made up of natural-looking prosthetic teeth that are supported by either a plastic or metal base. These partial dental prosthetics are generally secured to surrounding natural teeth using clasps. Once they are in place, they will restore your smile flawlessly.
There are options for removable partial dentures and partial dentures that are bonded securely until they are removed by our dentist. Partial dentures are a good choice for patients who are interested in pursuing dental implants at some point in the future.
The Importance Of Denture Adhesive?
Denture adhesives will help to keep your dentures secured to your gums. There are a number of options available over-the-counter, and it can take some time to find the one that you prefer the best. If your dentures don’t fit you well, you should not rely on denture adhesive to make up for the ill fit.
A comfortable and secure fit is important, to ensure your bite does not get too off point. If your dentures do not fit well, even with denture adhesive, it is time to book an appointment with our dentist.
Will Dentures Last Long?
With the right type of care, your full or partial dentures should serve you well for a minimum of five years. This is contingent on your maintaining a healthy oral health routine, and on keeping your routine checkups and professional cleanings. This will allow our dentist to monitor the condition and fit of your dentures. As the gums continue to heal, there may be some shrinking in the bone in the jaw. This can lead to the dentures having a loose fit. Our dentist can help to restore the fit, so you don’t need to worry about the dentures slipping.
Our professional dental team at HomeTown Dental at Sherman offer solutions for complete and partial dentures. Schedule your consultation by calling us at (430) 202-5033.