If you’re missing permanent teeth and want to preserve your oral health, consider dentures. Dentures make activities like biting and chewing easier and reduce the risk of bone loss and gum recession. At Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks, general dentist May Amria, DMD, uses dentures to rehabilitate smiles. To make an appointment at the practice in Euless, Texas, call the office or schedule online today.
Dentures replace your natural teeth. They’re custom oral prosthetics made from materials like acrylic, nylon, or plastic. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dentures restore the structure of your jaw and preserve your oral health. What’s more, they’re generally more affordable than dental implants.
At Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks, Dr. Amria offers several types of dentures, including:
If you’ve lost some teeth due to cavities or oral trauma, Dr. Amria might recommend partial dentures. Partial dentures look similar to an oral retainer. They feature a wireframe base, several artificial teeth, and artificial gums. Partial dentures connect to small metal clasps bonded to your existing healthy teeth.
If you’ve lost all of your permanent teeth, Dr. Amria recommends complete dentures. Complete dentures rest on your natural gum tissue and restore an entire row of teeth. To prevent your dentures from moving, you apply an adhesive to the bottom.
If you don’t want to worry about removing your dentures each night and soaking them, consider snap-on dentures. Snap-on dentures are like complete dentures, but instead of applying an adhesive to the bottom, they attach to dental implants.
At Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks, getting dentures takes two or three appointments, depending on the type of dentures you get.
If you elect to get partial or complete dentures, Dr. Amria takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental laboratory. The technicians at the laboratory use your impressions to design and create a custom set of dentures that fit your mouth perfectly.
Getting snap-on dentures takes a little more time. First, Dr. Amria inserts a series of titanium posts into your jaw. When the posts integrate with your bone several months later, you return to the office, and Dr. Amria takes impressions of your mouth.
She sends your impressions to a laboratory and the technicians use them to design and create a set of custom snap-on dentures. When the lab finishes, you return to Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks, and Dr. Amria attaches them to your implants.
To see if you’re a candidate for dentures, make an appointment at Bella Vita Dentistry at Glade Parks by calling the office or scheduling online today.