Dentures and Partials

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Affordable Dentures and Partials From the Top Rated Albuquerque Dentist

Have you lost a few teeth? If so, you’re probably wondering what you can do to restore your smile. While bridges could work for your teeth, they might not be the right choice. For example, bridges require you to have surrounding teeth between the gap, and they must be healthy. With that, the dentist must damage the healthy teeth a bit so that the new device can be placed.

If you’ve been thinking about dental bridges, it’s important to talk to your dentist. That way, you can both discuss your options and decide if they are the best choice for you.

Some people in Albuquerque have very badly damaged teeth in various places within the mouth. Therefore, bridges might not be a good option. With that, you may want to extract all of your teeth and use faux teeth.

At Ivory Dental, we offer partial and full dentures when implants aren’t possible or preferred.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a great tooth replacement choice for people missing all or most of their teeth. A full set of dentures replaces all of your teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. With a partial denture, you still have many of your natural teeth, and the partial goes around filling in the gaps.

Conventional dentures fit over the gums, so they sit on top of them. However, implant-supported dentures are another option. They are excellent because they use many metal posts, which are inserted surgically into the jaw. That way, you can attach multiple sets of partial dentures.

With both styles, you remove them each night to clean them. That way, your mouth can rest. When you wake up the next day, you put the dentures back into your mouth. Sometimes, we recommend you use denture adhesive to keep them in place and ensure the best fit.

You might require time to get used to the dentures, but they’re safe and affordable!

What Are the Benefits of Dentures?

If you needed to have the teeth extracted because of severe decay or an abscess, you must replace the missing teeth to avoid problems. Dentures are a great way to do that.

It’s our goal to ensure that you keep as many natural teeth as possible. Therefore, we may offer root canals and other options. Still, there might be times where we can’t do much. In those cases, it’s best to remove that tooth and use a partial or denture in its place.

Here are the benefits of getting dentures (partial or full):

• As soon as you begin losing more than one tooth, your jawline appears sunken, affecting the aesthetic appeal. Dentures fill in the face and help you keep its normal shape.
• You can still eat the foods you enjoy with dentures. If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, this might be impossible.
• With dentures, you can speak more clearly and don’t have that slurred, garbled speech. The tongue rests against the dentures to help make appropriate sounds.
• Improve your self-confidence with dentures. You can smile and speak like normal and feel comfortable doing so.
• Convention dentures do not require surgery. It’s easy to avoid such drastic procedures and still have a beautiful smile.

Can Children Get Dentures? Why?

Dentures are often designed for older adults, but children might require them. For instance, if a car accident knocks out your teeth, you can replace them with dentures.

Typically, we recommend dental implants at Ivory Dental. However, some patients can’t have surgery because of medical reasons or the higher cost. Dentures are a safe and cost-effective option!

What Are the Types of Dentures?

There are various types of dentures, and the ones you get depend on how many teeth you must replace and how you want to hold them in your mouth.

With full dentures, they replace every tooth in the lower or upper arch. Some people only require an upper denture because they’ve got most of their lower teeth. However, other people need both sets.

Partial dentures are there to replace some of the teeth. For instance, if you are missing the molars and have the incisors, we can create a partial with wires that go over your front teeth. Those false teeth sit in the empty space. Each partial is different, depending on where your missing teeth are located.

Implant-supported dentures are sometimes called mini implants. With this option, we add four screws and implants. Then, we screw the dentures over the implants.

Dentures and Partials Procedure

When you get dentures, we often make a full impression of the mouth. That gets sent to a prosthodontist, who makes and fits dentures. With that, we make very careful measurements to get the impressions so that your model denture is created.

We let you try that on and measure the fit and comfort of them. If any changes must be made, we do that now and then have them made to fit your specific mouth and needs.

In most cases, it only takes a few weeks to accomplish all of this. Once you have your new dentures, we adjust them in various ways to fit your mouth. Then, we show you how to take care of them.

Typically, the process is easy for both partials and conventional dentures. However, those who want implant-supported dentures may have a different procedure or method.

Recovery Time for Partials and Dentures

The recovery time for dentures is based on how many teeth you have. For example, if you want to extract teeth that haven’t fallen out yet, it can take weeks for the gums to heal sufficiently. From there, we follow the process of creating and fitting your dentures.

Likewise, when you have the dentures, it can take a few weeks to get used to them. Your gums and mouth are sure to be sore for a while. Therefore, you may only wear them for a few hours each day. As you continue, the gums become stronger and can support the dentures throughout the day.

This process varies for each person, but most people get used to their dentures for the full day in about two weeks.

Get Your Next Set of Dentures from Ivory Dental

While you don’t want to deal with missing teeth, it might be out of your control. People lose their teeth for various reasons, and we’re not here to judge. However, we do want to restore your smile the best way possible.

For many patients, dentures and partials are the go-to solutions to restore the smile because they don’t require a surgical procedure and are cost-effective!

Don’t let tooth loss cause you to frown. You can restore your smile with partials and dentures. It’s one of the best ways to do so if you don’t want implants. Call Ivory Dental in Albuquerque today! Request a consultation and see how we can transform your smile!