Dentures – Lancaster, TX
Natural-Looking Restorations for Multiple Missing Teeth
If there’s one form of tooth replacement that has proven to be reliable for centuries, it’s dentures. Not only have they been around for ages, but they work to prevent many issues that result in chronic tooth loss. Whether you’re missing a handful of teeth in multiple arches or missing all of your teeth in one arch or both, dentures from Dr. Gupta’s office are sure to make your daily life easier and protect your oral health. Contact our office to get started!
Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth
It doesn’t matter if you’re missing all of your teeth or just a handful, replacing the gaps in your smile with a high-quality denture can make a big difference in your oral health. When teeth are missing, neighboring teeth will begin to shift into the open space in order to compensate. This causes your overall bite to become misaligned, which can lead to other harmful conditions. These include chronic teeth grinding, TMJ dysfunction and enamel erosion.
Even if you have no remaining teeth, having a denture ensures that your diet is more balanced and less limited. Those with missing teeth are far more likely to suffer from malnutrition. With a reliable denture, you can eat more of the foods you enjoy and avoid digestive problems later in life.
What are Full and Partial Dentures?
Full and partial dentures are detailed restorations designed to replace many teeth at a time. Full dentures are intended for those missing all of their teeth in an arch, while partial dentures work to replace teeth on opposite sides of your arch. Full dentures typically have an acrylic base, while partial dentures usually have a metal base. Both utilize porcelain teeth in order to create a natural-looking smile.
Both partial and full dentures are designed to be removable for easy cleaning and maintenance. Our office will go over the best methods for keeping your denture clean and making it last for many years.
Benefits of Dentures
It’s obvious that dentures help you improve multiple aspects of your diet. However, did you know that dentures also make it easier for you to speak clearly? Because the tongue relies on teeth when pronouncing certain words, tooth loss can result in lisped or slurred speech.
Additionally, dentures are more lifelike than ever before thanks to the improved quality of dental materials used to create them. Once you’ve gotten used to your new denture, you’ll be able to smile, speak and eat with more confidence than ever before.
The Denture Process
During your consultation, Dr. Gupta will go over your needs and determine whether a full or partial denture would work best for you. After examining your mouth, we’ll take impressions in order to capture a reliable model for your future denture. The fabrication process for a denture takes about three to six weeks depending on the complexity. Over the course of several visits, we’ll make sure that your denture not only fits your mouth properly, but is color-matched to your current oral structures. Once fully fabricated, we’ll do a final fitting and go over proper maintenance tips and techniques to help you adjust to your denture more quickly.