Dentures provide a convenient, surgery-free way to replace some or all of your permanent teeth. They can restore your smile, boost your confidence, and significantly lower your risk of bone decay and gum recession. At Atrium Modern Dental, Quyen Hong, DDS, offers several types of dentures: partial, complete, and implant-supported. To schedule an appointment at the Dallas, Texas, practice, call the office or book online today.
Dentures are oral prosthetics that replace missing teeth. They rest comfortably on top of your gums, allowing you to bite, speak, and chew with confidence.
Custom crafted dentures offer a variety of advantages, including improved oral health, a more defined facial structure, and protection for your remaining teeth. They’re easy to clean and care for and last for decades.
At Atrium Modern Dental, Dr. Hong offers several types of dentures, including:
Flexible partial dentures replace only some of your teeth. They’re made of pliable materials that are both tough and comfortable to wear. The translucent resin base ensures these dentures blend in and look natural.
Traditional partial dentures have a stiff metal frame that supports one (or several) artificial teeth. The frame attaches to small metal clasps that prevent the prosthetic from moving around.
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in your lower or upper arch. They have a metal base, artificial gums made of nylon or acrylic, and a full row of false teeth. To hold them in place, you apply glue or adhesive to the bottom.
Implant-supported dentures attach to dental implants, metal posts that Dr. Hong places into your jaw. Of all the denture types, implant-supported are the toughest and longest-lasting.
Getting dentures begins with an in-office consultation at Atrium Modern Dental. Dr. Hong conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. If you have existing teeth that are decaying or damaged, she might also recommend extractions.
For partial or complete dentures, Dr. Hong takes molds of your gums and remaining teeth (if you have any). She shares your molds with the dental laboratory next door. The technicians use your molds to create custom dentures that fit perfectly.
A week or two later, you return to the practice and try your dentures on. Dr. Hong makes adjustments as necessary, ensuring your comfort and confidence.
If you elect to receive implant-supported dentures, Dr. Hong places a number of titanium posts into your jaw during outpatient surgery. As your mouth heals––a process that takes several months––the posts integrate with your bone.
You then return to Atrium Modern Dental, and Dr. Hong takes impressions of your mouth so lab technicians can manufacture your high-quality dentures.
Once your dentures are ready, Dr. Hong attaches them to your implants, restoring your chewing and biting abilities.
Dentures are just like your natural teeth in that they collect plaque, tartar, and food particles. Therefore, it’s important to regularly clean and care for them. Dr. Hong recommends rinsing your dentures after each meal and brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush at night. Before going to bed, soak your dentures in an FDA-approved cleaning solution.
If you’re interested in wearing dentures, request a consultation at Atrium Modern Dental. To schedule an appointment, call the office, or book online today.