Dentures are an artificial replacement for your missing teeth that improve your appearance and tooth functionality. They rest on your jawbone and associated soft tissues and rely on the neighboring teeth for retention and support. They are made using resin that mimics the color of your gums, while the false teeth are made with tooth-colored ceramic to match the appearance of your natural teeth.
Depending upon your requirement, we will fit the suitable type of dentures in your mouth. Once the restoration is complete, you are expected to maintain them like your natural teeth.
What are the Types of Dentures?
Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth in your jaw. They comprise metallic extensions or clasps that engage around your supporting natural teeth present on both sides. They are made using metal alloys or acrylic polymers.
Complete dentures replace all your teeth in the jaw. As no natural teeth are available to support the restoration, they rely on your soft tissues and underlying jawbone for retention. They are made using polymer acrylic resins.
Overdentures are supported by your healthy tooth roots. In comparison with conventional dentures, they offer better retention and stability.
- Implant-Supported Dentures
These days, implant-supported dentures are also available for restoration. They are used both for partial and complete replacement of your missing teeth. Under this procedure, four implants are used to support the set of false teeth in each jaw.
We prepare them before the extraction of your remaining teeth and insert them immediately after removing your teeth.
How are Dentures Placed?
We will conduct your teeth examination and perform any other required restoration before dentures. We will make impressions of your teeth and send them to the dental lab for the fabrication of the model. We will assess the model and design your dentures. During the next appointment, we will record your bite to prepare perfectly fitting dentures.
After recording the bite, we will place artificial teeth. It is followed by preparing a wax model of the dentures using an acrylic base. In the next appointment, we will place the model in your mouth to check if everything fits perfectly. The final dentures will be cast. We will also instruct you to wear and look after your dentures.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.