If you’re missing several teeth or an entire arch, we don’t have to tell you how problematic gaps in your smile can be. An incomplete set of pearly whites can make it difficult to smile confidently, chew and speak comfortably, and fully enjoy some of your favorite things in life. Thankfully, at Studio Dental of Chisholm Trail, we offer several tooth replacement options, including dentures in Fort Worth! Schedule your consultation today to see if this reliable restoration can help you quickly restore your confident, complete smile!
Did you know there are several different types of dentures? During your consultation, your Fort Worth dentist Dr. Anil Patel will inspect your mouth, bite, and jaw to help you determine which type of tooth replacement solution is best for you. Each one is custom-made from high-quality materials for beautifully lifelike results that last.
Partial dentures are a great choice for those who are missing several teeth in a row. They’re designed to fit precisely around and between your remaining teeth to seamlessly fill in the gaps, much like a puzzle piece. Small metal clasps wrap around your natural tooth structure to securely hold your new teeth in place.
When you think of dentures, the image of full dentures is likely what comes to mind. Natural-looking ceramic teeth are set into an acrylic, gum-colored base to replicate a full arch of beautiful pearly whites. Thanks to their close fit, full dentures use natural suction to sit comfortably and firmly on your gums while you chew, speak, and laugh.
If you’re looking to maximize the function, comfort, and lifespan of your new smile, implant-retained dentures may be for you. While rebuilding your smile with a denture that’s held in place with several dental implants may take more time and effort than traditional means, they offer a vastly improved biting force and unmatched stability.
Full and partial dentures are a great way for nearly anyone to replace missing teeth. During your consultation, Dr. Patel will review your oral health to see if there are any issues such as cavities or gum disease that need to be addressed first. If you’re interested in implant-retained dentures, you’ll need to be in good overall health and have adequate jawbone density as well. Dr. Patel will take the time to fully explain all your tooth replacement options, answer your questions, and help you choose the best method for regaining your complete smile.
When you choose to restore your missing teeth with dentures, you can enjoy benefits such as:
Remember, missing teeth can eventually lead to serious oral health concerns. If you’re interested in dentures, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!
If you’re missing several, most of, or all of your pearly whites, then you probably know how life-changing dentures can be for you. With these restorations, you’ll be able to regain your ability to eat comfortably, speak clearly, and smile confidently. However, it’s natural to want to know more about the treatment before beginning the process. That’s why our team has taken the time to collect and answer the most common questions we get from our patients. Read on or give us a call today if you wish to learn more about dentures in Fort Worth!
Once you first start wearing your dentures, it’ll take some time to get used to how they work in your mouth. This also means you’ll have to learn how to speak with them on, as your tongue will need to get accustomed to the presence of your new teeth. While the amount of time necessary to speak with dentures can vary from each patient, practice will be the defining factor for your adjustment process. Make sure to pronounce words and sounds repeatedly, especially those that are more difficult for you. Try reading out loud and conversing with friends or family members, and you should speak more clearly over time.
Have you been waiting to munch on a juicy steak? While tough meats can be difficult to chew with dentures, it isn’t impossible if you practice the right precautions. Try sticking to tenderloin or other cuts of beef that won’t have as many muscle fibers or connective tissues. These can make your steak tougher to chew. Once the meat is thoroughly tenderized, make sure to cut it into tiny pieces before enjoying them. The smaller the parts, the easier it’ll be for you to enjoy your meal with your dentures on.
If you require tooth extractions before receiving your dentures, then you’re more likely to experience some mild discomfort after your procedure. Fortunately, this can easily be managed by taking over-the-counter or prescribed pain relievers as needed. Once you get your dentures for the first time, you might expect minor irritation as your mouth grows accustomed to them. Switching to a new set may take an even longer time to get used to, but this will vary from patient to patient. While mild discomfort is natural, you should give us a call right away if any pain persists or worsens. We’ll be able to assess your situation and make any adjustments so that your dentures fit properly on your smile.
Although it’s possible to sleep with your dentures on, we highly recommend that you take them off before going to bed. When first getting your restorations, you’ll need to wear them for 24 hours straight. Afterward, you should remove them every evening. Since wearing your dentures restricts circulation in your gums, it can result in soft tissue irritation and even speed up ridge resorption. By taking them off overnight, you’ll give your gums a chance to recover and receive the necessary nutrients. Additionally, bacteria can accumulate between your gumline and the underside of your dentures. If you sleep with your restorations on, you can end up increasing your risk of pneumonia. To avoid this, simply remove and soak them overnight to preserve good oral and overall health!