More than 40 million Americans wear dentures to replace teeth lost to damage or decay. At Moderna Dental Studio, Noah Cruz, DDS, Mayra Estrada, DDS, and the team boast years of experience designing and placing partial, full, and implant-supported dentures. To make an appointment at the practice in Farmers Branch, Texas, call or click the online booking tool today.
Dentures are custom-crafted dental prosthetics that replace missing permanent teeth. They’re made of tough, long-lasting materials like acrylic or nylon and restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak.
Dentures look and feel like your natural teeth. They blend in with your smile and significantly lower the risk of common oral health problems, including gum recession, bone loss, and persistent bad breath.
The team at Moderna Dental Studio offers several types of dentures, including:
Partial dentures replace only a few of your natural teeth. They feature a wire framework that attaches to small metal clasps and several artificial teeth. The artificial teeth fill the gaps in your smile and make it easy to eat your favorite foods.
Conventional dentures replace an entire row of teeth. They have a sturdy base plate, pink plastic gums, and an arch of artificial teeth. You apply an adhesive to the bottom to prevent them from moving around.
Implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants. They don’t require adhesives and don’t move around.
Getting dentures takes at least two appointments, and sometimes more.
If you’re getting partial or complete dentures, your dentist conducts an oral exam and takes a series of 3D impressions. Then, they send your impressions to a laboratory that uses them to design and manufacture a set of partial or conventional dentures that fit perfectly.
When the laboratory completes your partial or conventional dentures, you return to Moderna Dental Studio. Your dentist explains how to wear, clean, and care for them. Before you leave, they also make any necessary adjustments, ensuring your comfort.
If you elect to get implant-supported dentures, the process is similar. The only real difference is that your provider places implants beneath your gums during an outpatient procedure.
Once the implants fuse with your jaw, your dentist takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a laboratory, where your dentures are designed.
You care for dentures as though they’re your natural teeth. The team at Moderna Dental Studio recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting the office two times a year for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
If you grind your teeth or play contact sports, wear a mouthguard to prevent damage to your dentures. In addition, avoid bad habits like chewing on ice or biting your nails.
To see if dentures are right for you, make an appointment at Moderna Dental Studio by calling the office, or you can click the online booking tool.