Complete Dentures at Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office
You have likely seen–or at least heard of–complete dentures. Complete dentures make up one or both dental arches and are the ideal solution for our patients who are missing multiple teeth. Along with partial dentures, we also offer complete dentures at our Houston cosmetic dentist office. Here is what complete dentures are and how the procedure works.
What Are Complete Dentures Like at Our Houston Cosmetic Dental Office?
A complete denture is made up of replacement teeth made out of porcelain. They are attached to an acrylic base, but sometimes a metal base. They are shaped to your mouth for a comfortable fit. The purpose of complete dentures is to not only replace the missing teeth and make chewing and talking more comfortable, but also to protect the remaining teeth and restore the function of your mouth. Our teeth are meant to work and fit perfectly together, so when we’re missing any teeth, that fit and cooperation suffers, resulting in weakened, damaged teeth as well as facial collapse. These issues lead to other dental problems, which we want to help you avoid.
The Complete Dentures Procedure at Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist
The process of getting dentures will take multiple visits, but it will be well worth it.
First off, our cosmetic dentist will examine your mouth to determine how your gums and bone structure will hold the denture in place. Next, we will take an impression of your mouth so we can get accurate measurements of your jaw and the space you have for dentures. After we get our impressions, we’ll make a model denture and fit it to your mouth. This way, we can customize their color, shape, and fit.
Finally, once we agree upon the look and feel of your dentures, we will create your final dentures. Often, we will recommend you constantly wear them for 24 hours a day so you can confirm the fit. This way, we can more easily make accurate adjustments to ensure you are completely comfortable wearing them.
Come to Victory Smiles in Houston For Complete Dentures
If you are missing several teeth along one or both of your dental arches, then dentures may be the solution for you. To find out, please book an appointment with our cosmetic dentist so we can complete our initial consultation. We look forward to giving you a smile you can wear confidently!