Today’s dentures are more natural-appearing and comfortable than ever and are often an excellent choice for men and women experiencing significant tooth loss. The providers at RR Dentistry in Georgetown, Texas, offer both full and partial dentures that are designed to suit your smile needs. Whether you’re considering dentures for the first time or are struggling with an older set that no longer fits correctly, RR Dentistry can help. Schedule an evaluation today. Call the office or use the convenient online tool to book your visit.
Dentures are a removable option for replacing missing teeth lost to gum disease, trauma, or irreversible decay.
Dentures are typically formed from an acrylic base or framework that’s carefully textured and colored to match your natural gums. Then they’re fitted with natural-appearing crowns (the visible portion of teeth) made from porcelain or resin.
Porcelain is more durable than resin and is sometimes preferred because porcelain's texture and reflective quality are similar to natural teeth. Care is always taken to ensure the shape and size of the prosthetic teeth fit your facial features.
Full dentures come in two pieces. The top portion is sized carefully to cover the roof of your mouth and gums, while the bottom denture resembles an open C that’s grooved to fit over your lower gums.
Partial dentures may be made for the upper or lower jaw. They attach to surrounding teeth via metal clips and may be sufficient if you have gaps in your smile due to several missing teeth.
Conventional dentures are formed and shaped after any remaining teeth have been extracted and your gums have fully healed. This can take several weeks, leaving you edentulous (without teeth) for some time.
Immediate dentures are prepared before your tooth extraction and placed immediately after the procedure. This allows you to leave the office with a full set of teeth.
As healing occurs, however, your gums likely shrink. Follow-up care for immediate dentures typically includes tightening and refitting, which is performed in the RR Dentistry office for your convenience.
If you’re replacing an older set of dentures, we take measurements for the new ones during your initial visit and manufacture them before you return for the final fitting and placement.
Rather than adhering to your gums, implant-retained dentures are connected to two to four dental implants that are surgically embedded in your jaw. They’re most often used for the lower jaw but can be made for the upper as well.
Having adequate bone tissue to support implants can offer superior stability compared to traditional dentures and are typically more affordable than a full set of dental implants.
For more information about dentures and to see examples of the types available, schedule an evaluation at RR Dentistry today. Call the office or request an appointment online.