Partials & Dentures in Plano, TX

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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.

The Benefits of Partials and Dentures

Improved Function 

Partials and dentures allow you to chew food more effectively and speak clearly, restoring your ability to perform daily activities comfortably. 

Enhanced Appearance 

These dental prosthetics are designed to resemble natural teeth, giving you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. 

Facial Structure Support 

Partials and dentures help support the facial muscles, preventing a sunken or collapsed appearance when teeth are missing. 

Cost-Effective Solution 

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. 

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The Process of Getting Partials or Dentures 

  • If partials or dentures are suitable, your dentist will take dental impressions of your mouth. These impressions create a custom-made mold of your teeth and gums. 
  • Using dental impressions, a dental laboratory will create a customized partial denture that fits your mouth perfectly. The artificial teeth will be selected to match your natural teeth in color and shape. 
  • You will have a fitting appointment once the partial or denture is ready. Your dentist will ensure that the appliance fits properly, make any necessary adjustments for comfort and functionality, and check your bite to ensure proper alignment. 
  • After the fitting and adjustments, your dentist will provide instructions on wearing and caring for your partial denture. They may also recommend a gradual adaptation period, where you wear the appliance increasingly longer to get accustomed to it. 

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.

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