Lakeside Family Dentistry
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Cypress, TX
Missing teeth can give your face a sunken look and make it difficult to chew and talk normally. Full or partial dentures allow you to regain confidence when you eat, speak, or smile. Ryulee Song, DMD, and April Lee, DMD, the skilled dentists at Lakeside Family Dentistry have extensive experience fitting and installing full, partial, conventional, or immediate dentures. To end the frustration of missing teeth, call the office in Cypress, Texas, today, or make an appointment online.
Full and Partial Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures are durable, and they look and function just like natural teeth, so you can eat and speak properly when you wear them.
What is the difference between full and partial dentures?
Partial dentures are for patients who have some remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored to natural teeth or implants for added security.
Full dentures, also called complete dentures, are used when all of your teeth are missing. There are two types of full dentures:
Conventional dentures are constructed using a mold of your healed gums after teeth removal. This means you won’t have any teeth for a few weeks while a lab fabricates your dentures, but your dentures aren’t likely to need adjusting once they’re ready.
Immediate dentures are constructed before you have your remaining teeth removed and can be worn immediately after your procedure. However, adjustments may be necessary once the swelling subsides and your gums heal.
Are dentures right for me?
Dentures offer several benefits, such as:
- Restoring your ability to bite and chew
- Restoring facial shape
- Enhancing the appearance of your smile
Missing teeth can interfere with speech, so dentures can help you communicate clearly.
What is the process of getting dentures?
The compassionate and experienced dentists at Lakeside Family Dentistry create your dentures during a series of appointments spaced out over several weeks. At your first visit, your dentist takes measurements or impressions which a specialized laboratory uses to fabricate your dentures. Most of the time, they create a temporary denture first so your dentist can make adjustments to the fit and appearance before making the final denture.
When your permanent dentures are ready, your dentist places the device and makes any final adjustments needed to ensure they are comfortable and secure. It can take a little time to get used to wearing, eating, and speaking with your dentures, but it won’t be long before you can eat and speak normally again.
If you have missing teeth and you’d like to learn more about your denture options, schedule an evaluation with an experienced dentist at Lakeside Family Dentistry. Call the office today, or make an appointment online.
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