Dentures are replacement teeth. There are two types of dentures—complete dentures and partial dentures, also known as partials. Dental patients who’ve lost all their teeth need complete dentures. Partials, on the other hand, are reserved for patients who still have some of their teeth remaining. Conventionally, dentures are removable. However, advancements in dental technology have given way to fixed dentures which rely on dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, fixed dentures cannot be removed and are a permanent solution for missing teeth.
If you live in Irving, you can get your dentures at Professional Dental after a thorough assessment.
Partials & Dentures Procedure at Professional Dental
If you’re looking to get dentures, it’s essential to understand that you’ll need a few weeks and several visits to our dental office before your restorations are ready. This period is vital as it allows the dentist to come up with dentures that suit your jaw and the rest of your teeth, if any, correctly. Ill-fitting dentures have negative implications on the health of your gums and your overall comfort.
Once our dentist at Professional Dental determines that dentures are a good option for you, the next steps will be as follows:
- The dentist will make a model and take measurements of your jaw and teeth. He may also take x-ray images which will aid in the design of your dentures.
- The dentist will create a temporary denture using the measurements from the first step. You’ll try on this denture, and the dentist will check to see whether it’s a good fit in terms of color, fit, and shape.
- If the temporary denture is well-suited for you, the dentist will make a permanent denture using the same specifications.
- You’ll be fitted with your permanent denture and adjustments made as necessary.
Your Life After Partials & Dentures
For a while, your dentures may feel odd. That is because your mouth needs a while before it can grow accustomed to this artificial addition. Encourage the integration process by eating soft foods and chewing slowly. Avoid hard and sticky foods. If you have removable dentures, remember it’s essential to clean them thoroughly as you would your natural teeth.
If you encounter any problems such as persistent pain after getting your dentures, reach out to our dentist in Irving for advice.
Dr. Sonya Reddy serves patients in Irving and the surrounding areas of Grand Prairie, Arlington, Las Colinas, Valley Ranch, Coppell, Bedford, and Hurst.