If you’re considering getting dentures to treat your missing teeth and restore the function of your mouth, you probably have some questions. After all, dentures have advanced along with dental technology to become more comfortable than ever before. Keep reading to find out how dentures are made, how they stay in place, and why they’re a great, durable option to treat your missing teeth.
How Are Dentures Made?
At Texas Dental, we custom-create each set of dentures we make for our patients. The first step in creating a new set of dentures is determining whether we will need a full or partial denture. Full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth, while partial dentures work well when you just need a few missing teeth replaced. Then, we take an impression and send it away to our offsite dental lab. After that, we receive a mold back from the lab, we ensure that it fits smoothly and comfortably around your gum line.
How Do Dentures Stay in Place?
Although dentures are designed to fit snugly over your gums, they require an extra step to stay in place. A dental adhesive helps keep dentures in place throughout the day and can make it easier to eat and talk.
Are Dentures Durable?
With the proper care, dentures can last for up to fifteen years. However, they can wear down over time or develop stains, just like your natural teeth. To keep your dentures clean and well-preserved, you should brush them after each time you eat and allow them to soak overnight with a denture cleaner.
Restorative Dentistry at Texas Dental
Whether you choose dentures or dental implants, treating your missing teeth can take years off your appearance, boost your confidence, and make eating and speaking easier. If you’re interested in learning more about our different options for treating missing teeth, schedule your consultation today.Contact Us