More than 40 million Americans wear dentures. If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth, dentures can reduce the risk of complications and restore your beautiful smile. At Advanced Dentistry, cosmetic and general dentists Varghese John, DMD, Sanaz Rouhani, DDS, and their team offer several types of dentures, including partial dentures, complete dentures, and implant-retained dentures. To make an appointment, call the office in Sugar Land, Texas, or book online today.
Dentures are removable oral appliances that replace your permanent teeth and surrounding tissues. They’re made from tough and long-lasting materials, like acrylic, plastic, and nylon.
Dentures can replace some of your teeth or an entire arch. They reduce your risk of common conditions associated with tooth loss and prevent the skin around your mouth from sagging.
The providers at Advanced Dentistry offer several types of dentures, including:
If you’re missing several permanent teeth, your provider might recommend a partial denture. A partial denture has a metal framework that attaches to small metal clasps. The metal framework supports pink plastic gums and several artificial teeth.
If you’re missing all of the teeth on your upper or lower arch, your Advanced Dentistry provider might recommend a complete denture. A complete denture rests on top of your gums and features an entire row of artificial teeth. You apply an adhesive to prevent the denture from shifting.
If you’re missing all of the teeth on your upper or lower arch, but you don’t want to regularly remove your dentures, consider implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are like complete dentures. The difference is that they attach to dental implants –– titanium posts that your provider inserts into the sockets where your permanent teeth used to be. After placement, the implants fuse with your jaw, providing a base for your dentures.
At Advanced Dentistry, getting dentures takes at least two visits to the office.
If your Advanced Dentistry provider determines that you qualify for dentures, they take digital impressions of your mouth with an iTero® intraoral scanner. Then, they send your impressions to a nearby dental lab. The lab uses your impressions to design and create a custom set of dentures that fit your mouth perfectly.
When the dental lab finishes your dentures, you visit Advanced Dentistry for the second time. Your provider has you try the dentures on and makes adjustments as necessary, ensuring a perfect fit.
Getting implant-supported dentures requires a third appointment. Before you receive the dentures, you have to undergo an implant placement procedure first.
Dentures typically last between five and seven years*, but you can extend their lifespan by practicing good oral hygiene. The providers at Advanced Dentistry recommend taking your dentures out after meals and snacks and rinsing them in cool tap water. If you have partial or complete dentures, it’s also important to soak them in an approved cleaning solution at night.
Caring for implant-retained dentures is like caring for your permanent teeth. Advanced Dentistry recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam.
To see if you can benefit from dentures, make an appointment at Advanced Dentistry by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary
We see patients for dental implants, dental cleanings, Implant supported dentures, and more. We accept all PPO Dental insurance. Call us to book your appointment today.