For patients in need of dental restoration, Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Fort Worth, TX recommends dentures. Beyond Smiles Dental Care offers both partial and full dentures options, as well as fixed and removable options. Dentures are considered a prosthethic device and as such will be completely customized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Dentures can restore speaking, chewing, and smiling to a nearly normal function and vastly improve a patient's quality of life. Board-certified dentist, Dr. Edwina Evangelista, will meet with potential patients during a consultation to begin the process of deciding which type of denture would be most beneficial for them.
What To Expect
During your initial dental exam, Dr. E will examine the patient's mouth and gums to determine which dentures are the ideal fit for their condition. She will then discuss the benefits and differences between all three types of dentures. However, patients can expect the following
Partial Dentures: are for patients who are missing multiple teeth and can be made to be either removable or as a bridge implant. They are also available in multiple materials such as cast metal, flexible, and acrylic. Cast metal dentures are strong and offer a comfortable fit, whereas flexible dentures offer even more comfort. Although acrylic dentures are typically the most affordable, they are more bulky than cast metal. Partial dentures are usually made and fitted within 2 – 3 weeks.
Full Dentures: are ideal for patients who are missing all their teeth. These can either be conventional or immediate. Full conventional dentures are placed after the gums have healed from teeth extraction. Immediate dentures are placed the same day as extraction, however they may need to be realigned once the gums have fully healed. Molds and measurements of the jaw will be taken at the time of patient's first exam. Full dentures are typically made and fitted within 8 – 12 weeks.
Temporary Partial Dentures: are best for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Typically temporary partial dentures consists of a pink gum-like plate that include replacement teeth that are attached by a metal framework. The benefit of these dentures are that they not only restore the smile, but they also maintain the spacing of the teeth to prevent shifting. During patient's first visit, molds will be made and after a few weeks, their dentures will be ready for fitting.
Cosmetic dentistry has made many advancements within the past decade and with new technology, dentures now look and feel more natural than ever before. Although dentures are long-lasting and have been known to last up to 10 years, eventually they will need to be replaced. With normal everyday wear and tear and age, dentures will need to be re-fitted and shaped to maintain the smile. However, it's also important to follow proper dental hygiene to uphold and care for each set of dentures, which will be reviewed by Dr. Evangelista.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are missing all or some of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for dentures. Visit or call Beyond Smiles Dental Care in Fort Worth today to learn how partial or complete dentures can benefit you. Don't let missing teeth prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods or from showing off your smile confidently any longer. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you select the best option for you.