Dentures replace your natural, permanent teeth with artificial prosthetics. They restore your smile to its near-original condition and make daily activities like biting, chewing, and speaking easier.
Dentures won’t last forever, but if you take good care of them and visit the dentist regularly, they often last seven to 10 years* and sometimes longer.
At Baytown Gentle Dental, the team offers two types of dentures:
Removable partial dentures have a metal frame, pink plastic gums, and multiple artificial teeth. The denture fits into the empty space near your existing, healthy teeth, allowing you to bite and chew confidently.
Removable full dentures have a solid metal base, pink plastic or acrylic gums, and a row of false teeth. The base plate rests on top of your gums. To prevent it from moving around, you apply a denture adhesive to the bottom.
At Baytown Gentle Dental, getting dentures takes two visits.
If your provider determines you’re a candidate for dentures, they measure your jaw and take impressions of your mouth. The team uses your impressions to create wax molds that they send to a professional dental facility.
Technicians at the dental facility use your wax molds to create a final denture cast. They use the cast to manufacture a custom set of dentures that fit your mouth perfectly.
When the facility finishes your dentures, you return to Baytown Gentle Dental. The team has you try your dentures on and makes adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. Then, they polish your dentures and provide care instructions.
To ensure your dentures last for years, it’s important to brush them twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush. When you go to bed, take your dentures out, and soak them in an American Dental Association (ADA) approved cleaning solution.
Yes. If you’re missing teeth and want a more permanent restorative solution, ask the team at Baytown Gentle Dental about dental implants. Dental implants replace your natural tooth roots, providing a base for dental restorations. That said, they’re more expensive than dentures and require oral surgery.
To learn more about the benefits of dentures, make an appointment at Baytown Gentle Dental by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.