Partial & Full Dentures in Coppell, TX
Dentures are a popular dental solution for individuals with damaged or missing teeth. They are removable and come in two types, complete or partial, depending on the patient’s needs.
Types of Dentures
As the name suggests, complete dentures replace the entire mouthful of teeth. They come in either a conventional or immediate type. Conventional dentures are not made until all the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has been allowed sufficient time to heal.
Immediate dentures are made in advance, so they are ready to be placed in the mouth directly following the removal of the teeth. While they have the advantage of allowing the patient to not go without teeth for an extended period of time, they require more adjustments for a perfect fit as the bones and gums shrink over time, especially as they heal.
If a number of natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw, partial dentures can be used. They are also removable but have internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to adjacent crowns.
Benefits of Dentures
Spaces in your teeth not only take away from the appeal of your natural smile but may also allow any remaining teeth to shift around on the jawline. Dentures prevent this shifting and improve the look of your smile. Additionally, they fill out the appearance of the face and prevent the facial muscles from sagging. You may also find it easier to speak and eat with dentures.
Full & Partial Dentures Procedure
The process of placing dentures takes several appointments over the course of a few weeks. Once our dentist has determined which type of dentures is best for you, a number of measurements will be taken of the mouth and jaws. A model will be created using these measurements, which you will try to allow the dentist to make adjustments. The final denture will then be cast and further adjustments made, if necessary.