Experiencing tooth loss doesn't mean you should compromise on a confident smile. Dentures and Partial Dentures provide an affordable and efficient solution to rectify tooth loss.
Patients in Las Vegas who opt for dentures are often thrilled with their revitalized, natural-looking set of teeth that are easy to maintain. As you age, dentures or partial dentures ensure that your smile retains its radiance and youthful appearance.
Dentures provide an excellent remedy for individuals experiencing moderate to severe tooth loss who may not be suitable candidates for Dental Implants. Tooth loss over time can lead to sagging facial muscles, prematurely giving an aged appearance. Dentures help in maintaining the structure of your face, facilitating normal chewing function, and ensuring your smile remains full and radiant. With dentures, you can confidently face the world with a rejuvenated appearance.
Dentures are custom-crafted, removable prosthetic devices, designed to replace missing teeth and restore functionality and aesthetics to your mouth. Our top-notch dentures in Las Vegas, whether full or partial, are fabricated using durable and biocompatible materials such as acrylic and metal, ensuring a secure, comfortable fit over your gums.
These prosthetics are meticulously designed to resemble your natural teeth, but thanks to our advanced materials and fabrication techniques, they may even enhance the appearance of your original smile. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss and individual needs, dentures can either be complete, which substitutes all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, or they can be partial, replacing just a single tooth or a small number of absent teeth
To explore the most suitable denture option for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our dental professionals at A Great Smile Dental.
Complete Dentures, or Full Removable Dentures, are a type of oral prosthetic device specifically constructed to replace a complete arch of teeth, either on the maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) jaw. These dentures are often recommended for patients who have experienced extensive tooth loss due to dental caries, periodontal disease, or trauma.
These dentures are designed to be compatible with any remaining natural teeth, particularly when these teeth play a crucial role in the preservation of alveolar bone integrity. However, in certain circumstances, it may be required to extract any residual teeth to ensure the correct fit and maximal comfort of the Full Removable Denture. This determination is made after a thorough clinical and radiographic evaluation of each patient's oral health status and unique dental needs.
Partial Dentures, also known as Removable Partial Denture Prostheses (RPDP), serve patients who still have several healthy natural teeth remaining. These dental appliances consist of artificial teeth, which are anchored onto a gum-colored plastic base. The base is custom-molded to fit comfortably along the roof of the patient's mouth, ensuring a natural look and feel.
The artificial teeth in a Partial Denture are strategically designed and positioned to fit around the existing natural teeth when worn. This not only serves to replace the missing teeth effectively, enhancing the patient's smile and chewing functionality, but also prevents the remaining natural teeth from shifting positions, maintaining overall oral health and stability.
During your initial visit, your dentist will start the denture process by taking accurate measurements and impressions of your mouth. This information is used to create precise working models, or wax forms, that closely mimic the shape and structure of your mouth.
In collaboration with your dentist, you will examine these models, making alterations to the size and shape of the teeth as needed to ensure they align with your aesthetic goals and functional needs. Once both you and your dentist are satisfied with the design of your new dentures, these models will serve as guides for crafting the final product using high-quality dental materials.
Upon completion, you will return to our office for a final fitting. During this appointment, your dentist will ensure that your new dentures fit comfortably and securely, while also making any necessary adjustments for optimal function and appearance. This process ensures that your dentures not only restore your smile, but also contribute positively to your overall oral health.
Adapting to dentures may require some time, as the muscles in your cheek and tongue need to learn how to keep them in place. Initial experiences might include some soreness or increased saliva production, but these symptoms typically decrease over time. Soon, your dentures will feel as natural as your own teeth.
For some individuals, denture adhesives may be beneficial for enhancing stability and retention of the prosthesis. Numerous adhesive types exist, each with specific application instructions. Your dentist can provide expert guidance on whether adhesives might be a suitable option for you and if so, how best to use them.
Dentures, much like natural teeth, demand regular cleaning and maintenance. Ensure to brush your dentures twice a day, rinsing them thoroughly before and after each cleaning. For optimal denture care, we suggest using a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive cleanser to prevent potential scratching. When not in use, store your dentures in a secure location. To prevent distortion, avoid storing your dentures in excessively hot or cold water.
For a consultation regarding Dentures or Partial Dentures in Las Vegas, reach out to our team at A Great Smile Dental. We're here to help you restore your smile with confidence.
“I’m quite pleased with the new denture. Looks very natural. There is absolutely no discomfort. A perfect fit.”
— Kathy C.