Teeth Loss Replacements: Dentures
Patients can lose their teeth because of dental disease and tooth decay among other reasons. If you are suffering from teeth loss, you can opt for dentures, overdentures, or removable partial dentures. They are alternative replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. They are removable prosthesis made of metal or acrylic materials and are available in many designs, some which rely on clasping or bonding onto teeth or dental implants for retention and/or support. Properly fitting teeth replacements can reduce a host of problems caused by gaps left by the missing teeth.
Removable partial replacements are prosthesis that are fitted if you are missing just a few of your natural teeth and the rest are scattered across the upper and lower jaw. Also known as “Removable partial dentures”, they consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored or pink plastic base connected by metal framework. They replace missing teeth attaching artificial teeth to the acrylic foundation over the missing teeth space. The partial solutions prevent other teeth from changing position. Most importantly, they assist with masticatory function, esthetics, and phonetics.
If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, Premier Dental Team can offer multiple options including conventional complete replacements. This category of teeth restoration includes conventional, transitional, and immediate options. A traditional conventional denture is fabricated when patient have had at least twelve months of healing after your dentist has surgically removed all natural teeth. Generally, our patients come to see us seeking a new, well-fabricated set of conventional denture after having worn their original set for over eight to ten years. Alternatively, a transitional denture is fitted after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal and relax, which may take up to 12 weeks. The prostheses are not inserted until after your dentist surgically removes any remaining natural teeth. Usually, the teeth replacements are custom made for each patient’s mouth in a process that may take multiple visits. Once the transitional denture is made, you will have several trial fittings to ensure a proper fit. Patients wear this prosthesis in while they are transitioning into a conventional denture or an implant supported prosthesis based on the patients’ desires.
An immediate denture is made in advance and can be fitted as soon as your teeth are removed. That means you don’t have to go without teeth for long duration and you do not have to wait to smile again. The replacement requires more adjustments to fit properly because gums and bones shrink over time especially during the healing period. The teeth replacement improves appearance and comfort and can also aid in the healing process. Therefore, this solution may be considered temporary until a conventional replacement is made.
Denture development process
The process to craft a superior set of dentures for you takes multiple steps. Dr. Parra will ask you about how you would like the prosthetic replacements to look and uses her artistic and scientific ability to obtain records of your jaws. Dr. Parra will also determine how the jaws relate with each other and the space between them. With the information above, wax forms, models and plastic patterns in the exact shape and position of the denture are made. You will then try in the model several times and the replacement will be assessed for color, fit, size, and shape before the final denture is cast. Dr. Parra and you will decide how much of your teeth show above the gum line? How should they be spaced? Photographs of the patient before tooth loss can help in making the decisions. Premier Dental Team use these, combined with clinical acumen and an artist’s eye to achieve the best esthetic results. Once a final denture is created, adjustments can be made as necessary.
Benefits of our service
Our service is an affordable option compared to other prosthesis replacement alternatives. We offer a variety of denture types including traditional and implant-retained replacements to suit particular individual needs. Our prosthesis will help to improve your chewing ability. Furthermore, wearing a custom-made denture will provide support for the cheeks and lips and correct the collapse appearance that results from teeth loss. Moreover, your denture can decrease oral bone loss, only when it is appropriately fitted. There will be improvement in pronouncing words and speaking better. Your improved looks and speech will boost your self-esteem, confidence and social life.
Why choose us
We are a family-friendly dental practice with a great reputation for offering innovative dental solutions. Our dental specialists work together to achieve better outcomes by understanding and knowing you and your goals. We are all about permanence, consistency, trust, and reliability.
Premier Dental Team is committed to treating you with respect and compassion you deserve. We believe in providing comprehensive care that addresses both your short and long-term dental needs. We embrace helping you restore lost appearances with teeth that not only impress, but are functional too.
Book an appointment now and find out how you can get your smile back today with your choice of prosthetic teeth. Dr. Parra is ready and willing to answer any questions and concerns you may have.