Dentures are a good option for people who are missing most of their natural teeth. This makes it important that they are reliable and natural looking.
Katy, TX Dentures
Dentures are a great option for people who are missing most or all of their natural teeth. This could be the result of an injury or declining oral health. Dentures make it easy for people to still enjoy the benefits that come with healthy, natural teeth where chewing is a natural fluid motion without pain or complication.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth secured to a gum-colored base. They can be secured with or without dental implants, it’s best to visit with us to discuss all available options.
Traditional removable dentures require care to keep them looking nice for years to come. You can follow the list below to make sure they last as long as possible:
- Rinse dentures after eating to remove debris
- Handle them carefully and don’t bend or damage the plastic or clasps when cleaning
- Clean mouth after removing dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Brush your dentures once a day and soak them in a nonabrasive denture cleanser to remove food, plaque and other deposits
- Soak dentures overnight in a mild denture-soaking solution
- Schedule regular dental checkups
- Avoid abrasive cleaning materials like whitening products
Full dentures are an economical and efficient way to restore your smile. Complete dentures consist of a thin acrylic base that lays on the gum tissue. Replacement teeth are built into the base of it and give the appearance of natural teeth. You can have the option to select the look of the teeth you receive since we know every smile is unique and different. Whether you want a “new” smile or just want to restore the one you had, you have either option!
Dentures can be secured to your jaw through the use of dental implants that are placed in the jaw and connected under the base of the denture. This connection can be designed to be permanent or allow for removal at times. Implant-supported dentures tend to last longer. We will always discuss every option before recommending a treatment option for you.
Partial dentures replace missing teeth the same as full dentures, but they are for patients who still have some of their natural teeth. They fill in spaces rather than replacing the entire mouth. A partial denture in place will also help keep your natural teeth from shifting, lowering the risk of losing those teeth in the future.
With advances in technology, implants can also be used to support removable partial dentures, improving the fit while reducing the size of the appliance. Please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us to discuss all of your treatment options.
Partial Flexible Dentures
Partial flexible dentures are made of soft, flexible, semi-transparent pink plastic. The soft, flexible material they’re made of makes it so they can rest comfortably in the mouth. They are held in by fitting to existing teeth with no need for adhesives. Flexible dentures transparency also allows your natural gum color to show through, making them less noticeable.
If you have more questions about dentures, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.