Dentures are an aesthetically pleasing solution to missing teeth and are now available in both removable and permanent forms. If you've lost one or more teeth, expert dentists Afshin Vahadi, DDS, and Vafa Mirshams, DDS, at Lone Star Dental Care in Frisco, Texas, can help. They offer both full and partial dentures and several types of implant dentures to suit your exact requirements. Call Lone Star Dental Care today to find out more or book an appointment using the online form.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are false teeth that you wear to replace missing teeth. You could have a partial denture if you only have a few teeth missing, or full dentures that replace all your natural teeth.
Traditional dentures are removable, so you put them in during the day and take them out overnight. This means they're easy to clean, but they do tend to move and slip at times, and they can make it hard to eat certain foods.
A popular alternative is flexible dentures that are typically more comfortable to wear. They also don't need the visible clips that traditional partial dentures sometimes use.
The Lone Star Dental Care team provides both full and partial dentures. They also specialize in fitting implant dentures. They work closely with an outside lab to create dentures that are a perfect fit for you.
What are implant dentures?
Dental implants are a sophisticated method of replacing lost teeth that involves your dentist inserting biocompatible titanium posts directly into your jaw bone.
The Lone Star Dental Care team offers various types of implant-retained dentures, which provide greater stability than traditional dentures.
Supported by two or more implant posts, your dentures look, feel, and function more like your healthy, natural teeth.
What types of implant dentures are available?
The Lone Star Dental Care team offers several types of implant dentures:
Snap-in implant dentures
Snap-in implant dentures snap onto the connective abutments on the dental implant posts. These dentures are removable and easy to clean.
Screw-in implant dentures
You can't remove screw-in implant dentures as they're securely attached to the implant posts for a more permanent solution. Screw-in dentures (also known as hybrid dentures) closely mimic the function of healthy, natural teeth.
Removable implant dentures
Also known as overdentures, these combine the benefits of dental implants with the convenience of traditional removable dentures. Overdentures often require fewer implant posts than other options, and because they're removable, they're easy to keep clean.
Your dentist at Lone Star Dental Care works with you to determine which of these dentures is most suitable for your needs.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Both conventional removable dentures and implant dentures require regular cleaning. Use the cleaning products your dentist recommends to keep your dentures in good condition.
You can soak removable dentures in a sterilizing solution overnight, which also helps prevent drying out. You need to take them out every night so you can clean the dentures as well as the implants.
Most importantly, you need to visit Lone Star Dental Care regularly so they can check the fit and condition of your dentures.
To find out more about the denture options available, call Lone Star Dental Care today or book an appointment online.