If you’ve lost numerous teeth, a full row, or you’re fully edentulous (without teeth), the Denton Dental Center can help. Our knowledgeable team of dental experts offers a wide range of tooth replacement options to renew your oral health, allow you to consume a nutritious diet, and give you the ability to speak and smile with confidence once again. Don’t struggle with a less-than-complete smile. Call our state-of-the-art dental office in Denton to schedule your tooth replacement consultation with our dentist and team. We’ll review your situation and help you to determine what restoration options will work bet for you.
Partial dentures are often referred to simply as partials. These complex tooth replacement prosthetics are made up of a gum-colored base material that supports numerous tooth-colored replacement teeth filling gaps in your smile. Partials can be used to replace any number of consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth. Your partial will be held in place by clasps attached to surrounding healthy teeth.
To replace an entire row of teeth, we’ll custom-make a full denture. Like partials, full dentures are made up of a gum-colored base material that supports replacement teeth. Because there are no remaining teeth to anchor the prosthetic, dentures are molded to fit against the gum line. The snug fit creates suction that holds the denture in place. Some people also use denture adhesive to improve stability.
Dental implants are small, titanium posts that anchor replacement teeth in position. While traditional dentures rely on healthy remaining teeth or your gum line for support, an implant-retained prosthetic will be fully self-supporting, providing additional stability and longevity for the denture and improved overall oral health and dental function for you.
When you first get your new set of partial or full dentures, especially the removable variety, you’ll need to take some time to get used to the way the look and feel. As you adjust to your tooth replacement prosthetic, you may experience some discomfort, but if you’re still experiencing pain or swelling after the first week or two with your new denture, call our office. We may need to have your prosthetic refitted. The following tips can help you get used to your new denture more quickly, so you can speak, chew, and smile with confidence once more:
Keep your denture (and any remaining teeth) clean. You should brush your denture just like you would your healthy smile. If you have a removable prosthetic, store it in water or cleaning solution overnight. Make sure to brush and floss natural teeth daily, and don’t forget to schedule your six month dental exams.