Dentures do more than replace missing teeth –– they renew your smile. At Dental Renaissance in Plano, Texas, Kari Blankenship, DDS, and Bhavita Patel, DMD, offer a variety of denture options to meet your unique needs and improve your quality of life. Call the office or use the online tool to schedule a consultation and learn more about how dentures can improve your smile.
Dentures are prosthetic devices used to restore your smile, improve your oral health, and enhance your confidence. They’re composed of artificial teeth on a gum-colored base, which attaches on top of your gums.
The professionals at Dental Renaissance are experts in dentures and make sure they fit perfectly and look natural. They use state-of-the-art technology, like digital impressions and CT cone beam scans, to design your dentures.
Dental Renaissance offers a variety of dentures, each of which is designed to suit different needs and preferences.
Full dentures replace all of the teeth in one or both of your dental arches. They fit over your gums and stay in place with a suction mechanism or denture adhesive. Full dentures are removable, so you can take them out when you sleep.
Partial dentures replace one or more teeth while enabling you to retain the healthy natural teeth you still have. They’re removable and stay in place with metal clips or brackets. Partial dentures enable your artificial teeth and your natural teeth to work side-by-side for a full and healthy smile.
Implant-supported and implant-retained dentures stay connected with dental implants, which are biocompatible, artificial tooth roots embedded in your jawbone. They add an extra degree of comfort and stability and eliminate the need for messy adhesives.
The difference between implant-supported and implant-retained dentures is the part of your mouth supports the force of your bite. With implant-supported dentures, your dental implants take the entire force of your bite, transferring that force into your jawbone, whereas your gums take most of the force of your bite with implant-retained dentures.
Implant-supported dentures require you to have more healthy bone tissue in your jaw and can be permanently fixed in your mouth. Implant-retained dentures, on the other hand, are removable and don’t require as many implants to stay in place.
Just like your natural teeth, dentures require maintenance. Brush and clean your dentures daily using either a denture cleaner or mild dishwashing liquid. Keep your denture in a cup of special solution or room-temperature water when you’re not wearing them.
Dentures might feel slightly awkward at first, but that’s just because the muscles in your mouth are adjusting to the new appliance. Once your oral tissues learn how to operate with your dentures, you’ll actually notice an improvement in oral comfort and function.
To get started with your dentures, schedule a consultation with Dental Renaissance today by calling the office or booking online.