What are full and partial dentures?
Dentures are artificial, custom-made teeth and gums designed to fill gaps in your mouth resulting from tooth loss or removal. They are not fixed permanently and can be taken out and put back into position for cleaning.
What are dentures made of?
Initially, dentures were made out of plastic or porcelain. Today, they are largely fabricated from a hard resin material. Though none of these materials are as tough as tooth enamel, proper care can help reduce the risk of chipping, cracking, and excessive wear, increasing their longevity.
What is the difference between full and partial dentures?
- Full or complete dentures – replace all teeth in an arch
- Partial dentures – replace some teeth
Dentures are custom-made to fit your own bite and smile, so they feel more or less like your natural teeth. They improve your chewing ability, eliminate speech problems associated with gaps in your mouth, and prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting.
Who is a candidate for dentures?
Although dentures are mostly associated with senior citizens who have lost all their teeth, anyone can benefit from them, including victims of auto-collisions and people who require oral prosthetics due to a genetic disorder.
How can I schedule a consultation to learn more about full and partial dentures?
You can schedule a consultation with your dentist in Austin TX to learn more about dentures and find out if they are the right solution for restoring your smile. Your dental team will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.