Full & Partial Dentures – Paris Family Dental
Advances in technology have made today’s dentures more natural in appearance and are extra secure. If you’re missing teeth and are searching for a solution, you have several options to choose from here at Paris Family Dental.
There are two main types of dentures, full and partial. Dr. Del Toro can help you in your decision on which is the best fit for you. These choices can be based on any of the following:
- The number of teeth missing or need to be replaced
- The location of the missing teeth
- The budget for your dental work
Purpose of Dentures
Dentures are a removable prosthetic. So,it is important for every person who is considering getting a denture to know that dentures are NOT a replacement for teeth. Simply put, they ARE a replacement for no teeth. Much like an appendage amputee uses a prosthetic device to aid them completing their daily tasks, dentures do the same in helping the patient accomplish the need for food consumption, proper speech, and esthetic, social communication.
Conventional Full Dentures
Complete dentures are used when there are no teeth remaining. The replacement teeth are made out of prefabricated white acrylic, which comes in various shapes, shades and sizes. The material is processed into a custom-made acrylic pink base that is designed to fit comfortably and match your mouth’s gum tissue. The base of the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth and the lower denture is shaped to accommodate your tongue. The creating of personalized denture takes into consideration the shape of your jaw line and your other facial features to make your smile as natural as possible. Please note that due to bone loss over time, all dentures need more material added to the inside of the denture to make sure the denture stays tight against the gums. Adding this material is called a reline and decreases difficultly chewing and talking, decreases sore spots, and helps avoid heightened bone loss over time.
Immediate Full Dentures
Immediate full dentures are inserted right after the remaining teeth are removed. While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months later after being delivered to assure that the denture maintains a tight fit against the gums. After teeth are removed, gum and bone reshaping and shrinking will rapidly occur up to a year. This reshaping over time causes the denture to become loose and makes it difficult to chew and talk, increases sore spots, and actually increases more bone loss.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your existing teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the dentures. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Embarrassed your denture falls or clacks while you talk or eat? Tired of your denture giving you sore spots? Sick of denture pastes and creams? Want to taste foods better, eat a greater variety of foods, speak and smile with confidence? Talk with Dr. Del Toro today about implant denture options!
If you have missing teeth, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Del Toro will be happy to discuss your options and explain the process necessary to acquire dentures. Get your mouth back in good working order and restore your smile.
We will work with each patient individually to discuss the details of your treatment and any possible alternatives. Our top priority is to provide you with the highest standard of care.
For all of your family, cosmetic or restorative dental needs, we invite you to contact Paris Family Dental. Call us today to schedule your appointment at (903) 732-0061! Visit us at 2333 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX 75460 to learn more about our team, our practice, and how we provide excellence in dentistry in our area.