Dentures and Partials

Dentures and Partials

Dentures are a sought-after restorative treatment for missing teeth. They are artificial devices resembling the appearance of your teeth and gums. Dentures may be partial or complete. Partial dentures are used to replace only a few missing teeth, while complete dentures replace all the teeth from your jaw. We will customize your dentures to fit your mouth to perfection.  

What are Dentures Made of? 

Earlier, dentures were made using materials like dental-grade plastic and porcelain. However, with the advancement in dentistry, more options are available in their preparation. Today, dentures are made using hard resin. All these materials are a little more fragile than your natural teeth and require proper care to maintain your restoration in the long run. 

What are the Benefits of Dentures? 

Dentures provide much-needed support to your facial features. Losing your teeth may cause the facial muscles to sag, making you look aged. Dentures support the muscles of your cheeks and lips, thus helping you restore your facial structure. 

Missing teeth may make many people conscious of their smiles. This restoration gives you a more pleasing smile. 

You can eat everything you like after getting dentures fitted in your mouth. We remove all your troublesome teeth with dentures, thus increasing their functionality. 

Dentures are a cost-effective option over other restorations for missing teeth. 

How are Dentures Developed?

The process of making dentures may take multiple appointments. When you opt for complete dentures, we extract all your teeth. You may have to wait for a few weeks until your gums heal and final dentures are placed into your mouth. We may give you temporary dentures in the meantime. 

To fabricate your denture, we will take an impression of your jaw and prepare a wax model from it. We will schedule a visit to check the fitting and make the final denture using the wax model. In the case of partials, they are backed by a metal framework to hold the prosthetic teeth firm and prevent any changes in the shape of the dentures. Further adjustments will be made accordingly. You may opt for fixed or removable dentures. 

How to Care for Dentures? 

Keep your dentures moist, or they may lose their shape. When you remove your dentures at night, ensure to brush them to remove all the debris and food particles. Soak them in clean water. 

Rinse your dentures with clean water when you put them in your mouth. If they are loosening by any chance, visit us quickly for adjustments to improve your tooth functionality. Do not use any bleach or whitening products on your dentures. 

To find out more about the dental services offered at South Friendswood Dental, call (281) 481-7731 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 699 S Friendswood, Dr Suite, #108, Friendswood, TX 77546.