Full, Partial, and Implant-Supported Restorations
If you are missing all or many of your teeth, dentures are the optimal way to restore your smile, self-confidence, and oral functionality. However, like many patients, you may dread the notion of dentures, picturing unrealistic false teeth that frequently slip out of place. You may be in for a surprise. Today’s dentures fit better and look more natural than ever before. Additionally, there are several types of restorations available, and your dentist will help you select the one that most suits your health needs, aesthetic goals, and budget.
Traditional Full Dentures
Removable full dentures are complete sets of upper or lower teeth, and they rest on a plastic base, carefully chosen to match the natural color of your gums. When you choose this type of denture, Dr. Jing or one of his associates will take impressions of your alveolar ridge, and lab technicians will create a restoration that fits securely around these tissues. Denture adhesive provides further support and helps to keep your restoration in place.
Traditional Partial Dentures
If you are missing a large number of your teeth, a partial denture may be the best choice for you. Like full dentures, partials typically rest on a gum colored base. Small metal clasps also connect the denture to your adjacent teeth, and they will be carefully concealed to give you the most realistic restoration possible. Your partial dentures will be crafted to match your surrounding healthy teeth and give you a beautiful, natural smile.
Both full and partial traditional dentures are removable, and you will need to maintain good hygiene to prevent the buildup of bacteria. You should clean the restoration every day with denture cleaner or mild soap. You should also soak the dentures overnight, and avoid extremely hard or sticky foods, which could damage your synthetic teeth.
If you are looking for the most durable and realistic type of dentures, you may want to consider implant-supported restorations. These replacement teeth rest on implant posts, which are permanently set into your jawbone. Dental implants can support both full and partial dentures. If you require a full set of teeth, our implant specialist, Dr. Mohammed Nadershah, will typically use the innovative All-on-4® method. With this technique, he will set four smaller implant posts at an angle. This creates a stable base for your restoration, while minimizing the impact to your gums and jawbone.
Revolutionary implant-supported dentures have a number of benefits, including:
- A highly lifelike appearance
- Easy maintenance
- Outstanding protection for your jawbone health
At your initial consultation, your dentist will take x-rays of your jawbone and determine whether you are a good candidate for implant-supported restorations.
Advanced, Custom-Crafted Dentures
If you’ve suffered tooth loss and want to restore your confidence, as well as your bite’s function, then a custom-crafted denture may be the best solution for you. To learn more, schedule a visit by calling the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Ft. Worth and Lake Worth, TX, and we welcome patients and their families who live in all of the surrounding DFW communities.