Dentures in Austin TX
Like so many other advances in dental technology, dentures have undergone many improvements over the past several years to give you a natural smile. If you are missing several teeth – or if you need to have your teeth extracted – dentures can definitely improve your quality of life.
And there’s more good news – today’s dentures are more durable, more comfortable, and generally better fitting than dentures from years ago. We are pleased to offer both full and partial dentures to our patients from throughout the Austin, TX area.
What You Should Know About Dentures
When it comes to replacing multiple missing teeth, dentures can be the ideal solution, a popular and effective option for many people. Dentures typically come in two main varieties: full sets and partial sets.
Partial dentures are designed to replace one or more missing teeth and consist of artificial teeth that are typically attached to a wire frame. The wireframe is custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth, and the partial denture is usually secured in place by being anchored to the real teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments.
Full dentures, on the other hand, are designed to replace all of the upper or lower teeth or both and consist of a full set of artificial teeth that are attached to a top plate and a bottom plate. Since a proper fit is crucial for full dentures, Dr. Logan Miller and his team have several years of experience in fitting patients with dentures to ensure that they fit as snugly and comfortably as possible.
A modern advancement of partials and dentures are dental implant-supported options that are more secure and comfortable than traditional dentures for many patients. This treatment involves surgically placing dental implants in the jaw that the false teeth can be seated on top of and fixed into place.
The process of getting dentures usually involves several appointments with Dr. Miller and his team. During the first appointment, they will take measurements and impressions of the patient’s mouth to ensure that the dentures are custom-made to fit the patient’s unique anatomy. The patient may also try on wax models of the dentures to ensure a proper fit and appearance. While your new dentures are being made, patients can be at ease with an immediate temporary denture.
Once the dentures are made, Dr. Miller and his team will carefully adjust them to ensure that they fit comfortably and securely in the patient’s mouth. They may also provide instructions on how to care for and maintain the dentures to ensure their longevity and proper function.
In summary, whether you need partial or full dentures, Dr. Miller and his team have the expertise and experience to provide you with a comfortable and secure fit. With proper care and maintenance, dentures can optimize your oral health restore your smile, and help you eat and speak with confidence.
Generally speaking, dentures come in two varieties: full sets and partial sets. A partial set of dentures consists of artificial teeth that are connected to a wire frame.
The partial is usually secured inside a patient’s mouth by being anchored to existing teeth.
A full set of dentures consists of a full set of upper and lower teeth that are attached to a top plate and a bottom plate.
As you can imagine, a proper fit is crucial when it comes to a full set of dentures. Dr. Miller and his staff have several years of experience in fitting patients will dentures, and can ensure that they fit as snugly and as comfortably as possible.
What’s Involved in Getting a New Set of Dentures
Your new set of dentures – be it a partial or a full set – will be crafted to fit your mouth like a glove. Your dentist will make sure that the dental appliances are comfy, fit well, and that your bite is correctly aligned after you’ve been fitted with your new dentures. Before beginning the extractions, Dr. Miller will create an impression on your existing teeth. This impression will be used to create your dentures. Then, he will extract a few teeth at a time, allowing enough time between sessions for your gums to heal completely. When your gums have healed, Dr. Miller will fit you with your new set of dentures.
The first few days with your new dentures may feel a bit uncomfortable. Your mouth and gums may be sore and your dentures may feel bulky and awkward. You may even struggle to speak and eat. Don’t worry though – these feelings will go away as you become accustomed to your new dentures. It’s important to practice speaking and eating with your dentures as soon as possible. Doing this will help you adjust to them faster. With proper care and routine dental check-ups, your dentures should last you for many years.
Taking Care of your Dentures
Taking good care of your dentures is essential to maintain their appearance and function. Here are some tips to help you take care of your dentures:
- Clean your dentures daily. After every meal, use a soft denture brush to gently brush away any food particles or plaque. You can also use a special denture cleanser for added protection.
- Soak your dentures overnight. To keep your dentures from drying out, soak them in a denture-soaking solution, or use warm water and mild soap.
- Avoid using abrasive cleansers or toothpaste on your dentures, as these can damage them.
- Handle your dentures with care. Avoid dropping them and handle them with clean hands.
- See your dentist regularly. Even if you don’t have natural teeth, it’s important to visit your dentist at least once a year for a checkup and professional cleaning.
By following these tips, you can keep your dentures looking and feeling great.
Contact Our Office Today
To find out more information about dentures and how to achieve a healthy smile, or to schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Austin, TX, office today.