What are dentures?
Dentures can replace all of the teeth on your upper or lower dental arch, or fill in the gaps between the healthy teeth still remaining, depending on the extent of your tooth loss. A full denture is supported by a comfortable plastic base that’s designed to fit comfortably and firmly on your dental ridge. By contrast, a partial denture is secured using small, hidden clasps that are supported by your remaining teeth.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Because partial dentures fill the gaps created when teeth are lost, they prevent your teeth from drifting, which could otherwise lead to malocclusion, bruxism, tooth wear, and TMJ disorder. Both partial and full dentures restore your ability to eat and speak with ease, as well as your smile’s healthy, full, and youthful appearance.
How should I care for my dentures?
Your dentist will give you instructions on cleaning your dentures, which will include removing them regularly for brushing, and soaking them in a denture solution. You should be careful when handling your dentures, as they are fragile and can break if you drop them. If you notice that your dentures do not fit as well as they once did, do not attempt to adjust them on your own, as you could permanently damage them. Instead, schedule an appointment by calling our office as soon as possible.
Rebuild your smile with custom dentures.
Whether you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, a partial or complete denture can help you regain the smile of your youth by replacing them with highly lifelike replicas. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling the Viva Dental office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson). We also proudly serve patients who live in North Dallas, Plano, Garland, North Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.