All about Dentures
All teeth will naturally wear down over time, becoming more susceptible to damage and decay. A lot of factors including age, bad oral hygiene habits and other health factors can affect oral health and could lead to tooth loss. If this does happen, there are several options available for replacing your lost teeth. When there is considerable tooth loss, dental prosthetics called dentures are one of the most common solutions for patients seeking to restore their smiles. Dr. Xavier at Texan Smile provides both partial, depending upon each patient’s specific needs.
We offer Full, Partial, Immediate, Implant Supported dentures at Texan Smile Sugar Land
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that can be used to replace a line of missing teeth. They are designed to look like natural teeth and the surrounding tissues, restoring the smile’s appearance as well as the teeth’s functionality. Depending on how many teeth are being replaced, complete or partial can be made. This normally requires consultation with Dr. Xavier and a couple of appointments to ensure that the fake teeth fit properly and the patient is absolutely comfortable with them.
During the first appointment, accurate molds and measurements will be taken in order to create a dental implants that are customized to you personally. The dental implant may require several separate appointments with Dr. Xavier to make any necessary adjustments to achieve the right shape, color, and fit for each patient.
Dentures are removable appliances for replacing multiple missing teeth. Patients usually take some time to adapt and to learn how to efficiently chew and talk with it. Texan smile is happy to be with you during this learning curve until you are comfortable and satisfied.
We offer flexible dentures and implant-supported; recommendations can vary from case to case depending on which option suits the patient the most. We also offer full and partial dental implants and Dr. Xavier and the team can help you determine what option to choose.
Finding what suits you
Depending on each patient’s need and oral health condition, Dr. Xavier can recommend and design a solution that would be optimal for each case. Dr. Xavier can help each patient to determine whether partial or full dentures would be best for their smile.
Do you want more information about our partial and full dentures? Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Xavier at Texan Smile in Sugar Land. If you are ready to schedule a consultation or appointment, simply fill out our convenient online booking form. We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!
Getting new dentures
Patients will take some time to adapt to dentures and Dr. Xavier, through multiple consultations and visits, works with the patients to provide them a complete understanding and what to expect during/after the procedure. The process from start to finish usually is completed in 3 – 4 visits. Dr. Xavier and team makes sure to provide the patient ample time to understand about dentures and adjust.
Before the impression can be taken for dental implants, existing teeth affected by decay and gum disease needs to be removed. Then impressions are taken for the immediate denture and once the immediate dentures are made, they are placed. This step can be done for partial and full. Immediate dentures need relining as healing progresses. Usually 6 – 8 weeks are required for complete healing. New impression is taken after healing is complete and this new impression is used for the permanent denture
How to take care of your dentures?
To properly care for your dentures, you need to take them out every night. Dentures need to be cleaned regularly with brush and soap or denture cleansing products. Dentures need to put in a container with water overnight. You can also use different denture soaking solutions that are available for overnight soaking.
Are dentures the right solution for me?
There are different solutions for missing teeth, bridges, and implants and within dentures, there are various options. Depending on each case, after an exam and diagnosis and studying patient preferences, Dr. Xavier will be able to provide you with the options and the recommendation. Dr. Xavier has years of experience and can answer all your questions on dentures. Come in for a free consultation today. Call us at 832 271 8280 to book your appointment.