For damaged or missing teeth, dentures are a good solution. They are removable and can function nearly as well as natural teeth. Two types are available, complete dentures or partials, which can be created and used based on the patient’s needs.
Missing teeth do not only take away from the appeal of a smile, but they can have effects on the remaining teeth as well. With an empty space present, teeth may shift around on the jawline, potentially resulting in bite issues and even affecting facial appearance. Replacing missing teeth with dentures can improve the look of the smile and make it easier to eat and speak. Interested in dentures partials in Sugar Land, TX? Let us know today!
After determining whether complete or partial dentures are needed, a number of measurements will be taken of the mouth and jaws. These measurements are used to create a model of what the dentures or partials will look like, which can be tried on so that adjustments can be made. Once the model is ready, the final set of dentures can be cast. Normally, there is a waiting period for the dentures to come back from a dental laboratory. However, because of the CEREC technology used at Sweetwater Dental Studio, this waiting period is eliminated. The dentures are made on-site, and the patient can try them on immediately. The dentist can make any final adjustments needed, and the dentures are then ready to use.
For the first few weeks or even months of wearing them, dentures may feel awkward and uncomfortable. The mouth usually salivates more as it tries to get the foreign object out and it will take some time to learn how to eat and speak with the dentures in. After a while, however, the mouth should become accustomed to the feeling of having dentures in, and they can be used as natural teeth. Dentures need to be cleaned regularly just as natural teeth do and should be kept in a cleansing solution or just in clean water when not being worn.
Interested in a complete or dental partial in Sugar Land? Schedule your appointment with us today!