High-Quality Dentures Can Improve Everyday Life
Dentist in Irving, TX
Kids & Grownups Dental offers both conventional and implant-supported dentures for patients in Irving, TX, who are missing most or all of their teeth.
Our high-quality dentures restore a natural appearance to the face and the ability to eat and speak properly. Dr. John Lee and Dr. Joshua Leeare committed to the well-being of every one of their patients, and they can help you choose the best type of denture based on your individual needs.
Conventional or traditional dentures are removable appliances that replace a full arch of upper or lower teeth. This removable appliance is made from various types of resin or, in some cases, porcelain. The prosthetic teeth attach to an acrylic base that is shaded to match the color of the gums to blend in. Conventional dentures are held in place by a thin layer of saliva between the gums and the appliance, which creates suction. Each denture is custom-designed and will need to be adjusted periodically. If you have some remaining natural teeth, a partial denture that is held in place with clasps may also be an option.
- Ability to enunciate properly
- Facial and lip structure are supported
- More youthful appearance
- Eating function is restored
Dr. John Lee or Dr. Joshua Lee will help you choose the optimal denture based on your oral health, budget, and lifestyle.
A highly recommended alternative to traditional dentures is implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dental restorations are true replacement teeth and function much like natural teeth. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed within the jawbone. Over a period of months they heal with the tissue to provide a strong anchor for your denture. Implant-supported dentures require a sufficient amount of healthy bone for support, and you may need to have a bone graft especially if your teeth have been missing for awhile.
Many advantages come with implant-supported dentures:
- Typically non-removable and eliminates possibility of slippage
- Loss of bone tissue decreases
- Facial structure will be retained
- Appearance is more comparable to real teeth
- Ability to chew all kinds of food is completely restored
Choosing Your Denture
Dr. John Lee or Dr. Joshua Lee will help you choose the optimal denture based on your oral health, budget, and lifestyle. Implant-supported dentures are a state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution that offers the greatest function and convenience, as well as additional oral health benefits. If the cost of dentures or the time involved with the procedure is a concern, then a traditional denture may better meet your needs. Whichever you opt for, though, attentive care and oral hygiene will be an essential to ensuring their longevity.
Denture Fitting and Design Process
After helping you choose which denture appliance will work best for you, our office will set up your appointment to begin preparing your gums for dentures. Your dentist will evaluate your dental condition and initiate any appointments for final extractions.
For traditional dentures, when gums are deemed healthy, your dentist will take impressions to use as a blueprint for the dentures, which are custom-fitted for your mouth. The final dentures are created in an outside dental laboratory. Depending on your individual case, it may take up to eight weeks for your mouth to heal. At that time, you would come to our office for a final denture fitting.
Implant-supported dentures require several appointments. Prior to dental implant surgery, your doctor will take digital images and scans of your jaw to determine bone health and implant placement. After the implants are placed, they take approximately three to six months to heal with the bone before the final dentures are placed. However, some implant-supported denture systems allow for same-day placement.
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Dentures can increase your quality of life and overall health. Our dentists are very knowledgeable in all aspects of dentistry and invite you to call for an appointment to discuss which denture option is right for you. Contact Kids & Grown Ups Dental today.