A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made to resemble your natural teeth closely and may even enhance your smile. At Lutke Dental, there are two main types of dentures - complete and partial. Full dentures replace all teeth, while partial dentures fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevent other teeth from shifting. Both are usually made of acrylic resin held in place with a plastic base that resembles the color of your gums. A set of complete or partial dentures usually takes several weeks to make, and you will return to your dentist several times for fittings and adjustments. While getting used to your new dentures, you may be advised to wear them all the time. Although this may be temporarily uncomfortable, it will give the dentist time to make necessary adjustments. Over time, you should wear your dentures less and less. Most people prefer it this way because removing your dentures at night allows gum tissues and bone to shrink and fit more securely around those dentures naturally.
Partials and dentures allow you to chew food more effectively and speak clearly, restoring your ability to perform daily activities comfortably.
These dental prosthetics are designed to resemble natural teeth, giving you a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Partials and dentures help support the facial muscles, preventing a sunken or collapsed appearance when teeth are missing.
Partials and dentures are often more affordable than tooth replacement options, such as dental implants.
Unlike dental implant placement, which requires surgery, partials, and dentures do not involve any surgical procedures for their placement.
Partials and dentures can be adjusted or modified as needed, allowing for future changes in the oral condition or tooth replacement needs.
Proper maintenance and care of your partial or denture are crucial for their longevity and oral health. To learn more, visit Lutke Dental at 5045 Lorimar Dr #110, Plano, TX 75093, or call (972) 378-4141.