A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces all or some of a person’s teeth. At Collins Dental, dentures are either full or partial, meaning they replace all the teeth in the top and bottom jaw or just some in the lower jaw. They are crafted from acrylic resin and either metal or plastic frameworks. Once in place, the dentures are custom-fitted to each patient’s mouth and are designed to look as natural as possible. While they are removable, patients must practice good oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing to help remove plaque and food debris from the mouth.
The Procedure for Dentures
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth. They are a way to restore your beautiful smile after tooth loss, and your natural teeth are no longer functional enough to sustain a full smile. Typically, your dentist will design your teeth to fit your mouth in the most comfortable way possible. Your dentist may choose to use teeth from an existing denture or new teeth that are created just for you. New teeth may be created using natural-looking materials, so your new teeth blend with your remaining teeth and natural gums for a seamless look. You may qualify for complete dentures if your natural teeth are missing. However, partial dentures can fill spaces created by several missing teeth in a row. Your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to create a mold for your dentures. Then, the denturist will make any necessary adjustments to the mold before sending it to the dental lab where your custom dentures are made. Once the dentures are ready, you’ll return to the office for a fitting to make sure you’re delighted with the look and fit.
The Benefits of Dentures
Giving You Back Your Smile
When you have missing teeth, your self-esteem and confidence can suffer. Getting a complete set of custom-fit dentures can help restore your joy for life, making you look healthy and younger again.
Restoring Proper Function To Your Mouth
When you don’t have a tooth to replace a lost tooth, the neighboring teeth may shift out of place and fill the space where the missing tooth was. This can make biting and chewing more difficult and embarrassing as you notice people staring at you. Getting dentures can prevent this shifting and give your teeth the support they need to function correctly.
Improving Your Overall Health
Missing teeth can lead to several health issues, including bone loss in the jaw and gum disease due to difficulty cleaning the teeth properly. By getting a complete set of dentures, you can prevent these health problems from happening.
One of the most common reasons people get dentures is to replace missing teeth. Contact Collins Dental at 1900 7th St, Las Vegas, NM 87701, or call (505) 425-3331 to learn more about the benefits of dentures.