A smile just isn’t complete with missing teeth. Fortunately, you can restore your smile and self-confidence with a number of dental options, including dentures. Modern advances have made today’s dentures more affordable, comfortable and natural looking than ever.
If you are missing teeth and would like to learn if dentures are right for you, please contact boca Dental & Braces online or at 702-456-0005 to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve the Las Vegas and Henderson areas of Clark County, Nevada.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Not only is a missing tooth quite noticeable, it can be potentially harmful. When a gap persists for long enough, the neighboring teeth slowly shift from their natural positions to fill the empty space. This results in a misaligned bite, causing additional wear and damage. Missing teeth can make it difficult to eat and speak properly
Full dentures are designed to replace every tooth in the lower arch, upper arch or both. These dentures consist of a thin, naturally-colored acrylic base that rests on your gum tissue. Artificial replacement teeth are built into the base to give the appearance of natural teeth emerging from the gums. The porcelain or acrylic teeth can be customized to achieve your specific goals; whether you’d like to select a look that blends harmoniously with your natural smile or if you’d like a more dazzling new smile altogether.
Partial dentures consist of multiple replacement teeth on a gum-colored base. The artificial teeth are not necessarily in a row, but can be set along the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. Unlike a bridge, this type of denture is removable, and normally secured with brackets or clips.
If you want to avoid dealing with clips or adhesives, and would prefer a secure denture, implant-supported dentures may be an ideal solution. Dental implants comprise small titanium posts anchored into a patient’s jawbone. These implants can be used to hold your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, your prosthetic will feel secure all the time and you won’t need to worry about your denture shifting or slipping out of place.
How to Care for Your Dentures
With proper handling and care, you can improve the life and functionality of your dentures, including:
- Handle them carefully and be sure not to drop them
- Schedule regular checkups to ensure they are in top condition
- Soak and clean them overnight
- Do not use front-teeth dentures to bite directly into hard or crunchy foods; use your back molars
- Clean them regularly and avoid abrasive toothpastes
Contact boca Dental & Braces Today
If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for dentures, please contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling 702-456-0005 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists. Many of our dentists and staff are Spanish-speaking, and eager to help all of our patients from the Las Vegas and Henderson areas of Clark County, Nevada.