Complete Your Smile Again with Full & Partial Dentures
Whether patients are missing a single tooth or a complete row of teeth, it’s essential that they replace these teeth as soon as they can. This may help ward off even more serious dental issues like jaw deterioration and additional lost teeth.
For patients who have experienced advanced tooth loss, it’s widely known that they need an effective option to help them address their severe tooth loss. With numerous missing teeth or a completely edentulous (without teeth) mouth, patients are highly susceptible to the oral health concerns that can occur following tooth loss.
If you’re in need of restoration to replace just a few to even a whole arch of teeth, our office is here to help you face and address your oral health concerns.
Dentures are restorative prosthetics that use a gum-colored base material to support as many replacement teeth that are needed within a single restoration. Partial dentures fit between remaining healthy teeth, allowing patients to restore their complete smile—even when they have sporadic missing teeth. The gum colored base is formed to fit into the gaps in the smile, and the partial is held in place with metal clasps that are attached to the oral structure.
Full (complete) dentures are crafted just like partial dentures, using a gum colored base to support their aesthetically pleasing replacement teeth. However, these types of dentures are used when there are little to no remaining natural teeth left to provide support. Essentially, complete or full dentures will help to provide a new smile altogether!
Caring for Dentures
Caring for traditional partial and full dentures is relatively simple compared to what some patients anticipate when replacing their teeth. Simply, brush the prosthetic using a soft-bristled denture toothbrush to remove any food particles or plaque buildup. You do not need to use toothpaste, but you’re free to use specialized denture toothpaste if you like the smell and taste.
When you lay down for the night, patients need to store their denture in cool water or denture cleaning fluid. This keeps the prosthetic moist and keeps the denture free of bacteria while you sleep.
You will need to visit our office at least two times each year (the normal standard). During these dental checkups, your dentist will examine the denture for signs of wear and tear, ensuring that the prosthetic still fits properly. In the case that your dentist spots an abnormality, they an address and fix it right there in the office.
Contact Our Office to Get Your Smile Back on Track
Unfortunately, many people face tooth loss. Although it’s a common problem, that doesn’t mean it’s any less detrimental to your oral and overall health. That’s why our office is committed to providing replacement teeth solutions that can help patients for years to come. Contact your Plano dentist today to schedule your consultation.