There are various reasons why a person may have lost multiple teeth, and dentures are a blessing for such individuals. Although people of any age can get dentures, individuals over 60 are more likely to get them. They are an effective tooth-replacement option for anyone who loses teeth due to:
- Cavities or tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Facial injury
- External trauma
Dentures are made from various dental-grade materials, including nylon, acrylic, metal, porcelain, or resin. The false teeth are made from resin or porcelain, and the framework is made from metal, acrylic, or nylon.
Types of Dentures
Many people feel nervous about having dentures as they are thought to be ill-fitted and easily distinguishable. But modern dentures give a more natural appearance, feel and fit than ever before.
There are three types of dentures. Our qualified and trusted dental professional at Christensen Dental can help you choose the most suitable type of denture for your natural smile. Our dentist makes a recommendation based on the number of teeth you're missing.
These dentures replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw and rest on the gums. They are made from gum-colored acrylic and tooth-colored ceramic, both of which offer excellent strength and durability.
These dentures are used to replace a missing section of teeth. They are attached to existing natural teeth or the titanium studs of dental implants (Implant-supported dentures).
Fixed Partial Dentures
These dentures are permanently fixed to surrounding natural teeth and can be removed only by a dental expert.
Initially, our dentist will take various measurements and an impression of your mouth. We will use this dental impression to develop a plaster model of your mouth. Next, we will create several denture models using the plaster model to ensure the best fit. The model with the perfect fit will be used to produce the ultimate denture for your mouth. The final denture will then be fabricated using dental material, and our dentist will remove excessive plaster before polishing the final denture for a pleasing appearance.
Sometimes dentures may need repair for some minor adjustments. The three different types of denture repair options that are most common are:
Sometimes the gums and soft tissues in the mouth undergo minute changes over time, which begin to affect the fit of the dentures. At this time, dentures need professional relining.
Rebasing dentures involves replacing the whole base of the dentures to make them more stable. When dentures reach the end of their lifespan or get cracked by a drop, they require rebasing.
When dentures need repair, a dental professional adjust them to make them a perfect fit when being used. These adjustments are often minor and allow the dentures to function correctly once again.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Henderson, NV, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Christensen. Please call us at (702) 331-2121 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.