Dentures are used to replace missing teeth. They are removable prostheses and can be fabricated to be either full or partial. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures replace only a few teeth. Dentures can improve the appearance of your smile and also help improve your ability to chew and speak.request an appointment
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTURES?
The many benefits of dentures include:
Improved appearance: Dentures can help fill the gaps in your smile, improve facial symmetry, and give you a more youthful appearance.
Improved speech: Dentures can make it easier to speak clearly. They can also help patients avoid slurring their words.
Easier eating: Dentures make it easier to eat the foods you love. They also help patients chew their food correctly, which can help reduce the risk of stomach problems in the long run.
ARE DENTURES RIGHT FOR ME?
While dentures may not be suitable for everyone, they can improve the quality of life for many people. For instance, if your teeth have been missing for a long time, the jawbone underneath the gums may have started to deteriorate. In such cases, dentures may be a better option than dental implants.
Some individuals prefer removable dentures because they are less costly and easier to fit. Removable dentures also make it easier to clean the mouth. You can simply take them off, clean your mouth, brush the dentures, and place them back in the mouth.
HOW ARE DENTURES MADE?
During the initial consultation, the dentist will understand and diagnose the severity of your oral condition. Depending on the number of missing teeth you have, they will determine if partial or complete dentures would suit you. We will take digital scans of the mouth and use them to fabricate the dentures from dental-grade ceramic and acrylic. Once completed, the dentist will fit them in your mouth and check their fit. Any changes, if required, will be made.
WHAT ARE PARTIAL DENTURES?
Partial dentures are prosthetic dental appliances used to replace a series of missing teeth. They are removable, rest comfortably on the gums, and are made using a combination of metal and acrylic resin. Partial dentures fill in the spaces left by missing teeth, and they help to keep the other teeth from shifting. They are used as part of a dental restoration plan and are often recommended before more permanent dental appliances, such as full dentures.
ADVANTAGES OF PARTIAL DENTURES
- Wearing partial dentures can restore your ability to eat and speak properly.
- Partial dentures also tend to fit better than full dentures since they’re designed to fit the contours of your mouth.
- In addition, partial dentures can help preserve your jawbone. When you lose teeth, your jawbone starts to shrink and deteriorate. This can change the shape of your face. Wearing partial dentures helps stimulate your jawbone and prevent it from deteriorating.
TYPES OF PARTIAL DENTURES
Our dentist will first evaluate your teeth and dental needs and recommend the best type of partial denture for you. There are three main types of partial dentures:
Fixed: Fixed partial dentures are cemented in place. Our dentist will design your dentures to fit comfortably over your gums and jawbone.
Flexible: Flexible partial dentures are removable and are held in place by a metal or plastic framework.
Implant-supported: Dental implants are used to hold the partial dentures firmly in place. They consist of small titanium implants that replace the root of the missing tooth.
HOW ARE PARTIAL DENTURES MADE?
Partial dentures are made of a metal or acrylic base and artificial teeth. Digital scans of the teeth are taken and sent to a dental lab, where the dentures are fabricated. We’ll schedule a follow-up consultation once they are ready. After you receive your partial dentures, we will make sure your dentures fit correctly and make any necessary adjustments.
Dr. Engle is a native Arlington resident with over 30 years of experience in the dentistry field. He is experienced in designing and fitting full and partial dentures and provides patients with the best care possible in a comfortable environment.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Arlington Family Dental Care, call (817) 274-8439 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist in Arlington TX at 2621 Matlock Road, Suite 103, Arlington, TX 76015.