Partial & Full Dentures

Partial and Full Dentures in Plano, TX

A denture serves as a detachable substitute for absent teeth and their adjacent tissues. They are made to resemble your natural teeth closely and may even enhance your smile. At Lutke Dental, there are two main types of dentures – complete and partial. Full dentures near you replace all teeth, while partial dentures in Plano fill in the spaces left by missing teeth and stop other teeth from shifting. Both are usually made of acrylic resin held in place with a plastic base that resembles the color of your gums. A set of full or partial dentures near you usually takes several weeks to make, and you will return to our dentist several times for fittings and adjustments. While getting used to your new dentures, you may be advised to wear them all the time. Although this may be temporarily uncomfortable, it will give the dentist time to make necessary adjustments. Over time, you should wear your dentures less and less. Most people prefer it this way because removing your Plano dentures at night allows gum tissues and bone to shrink and fit more securely around those dentures naturally.

The Benefits of Partials and Full Dentures

Improved Function

Partials and full dentures allow you to chew food more effectively and speak clearly, restoring your ability to perform daily activities comfortably.

Enhanced Appearance

These dental prosthetics are made to mimic the appearance of natural teeth, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your smile.

Facial Structure Support

Partials and full dentures help support the facial muscles, preventing a sunken or collapsed appearance when teeth are missing.

Cost-Effective Solution

Partials and full dentures typically offer a more cost-effective solution compared to other tooth replacement methods, like dental implants.

Non-Invasive

Unlike dental implant placement, which requires surgery, partials & full dentures do not involve any surgical procedures for their placement.

Versatility

Partials and full dentures can be adjusted or modified as needed, allowing for future changes in the oral condition or tooth replacement needs.

The Process of Getting Partials or Full Dentures

  • If partial or full dentures are suitable, our dentist in Plano, TX, will take dental impressions of your mouth. These impressions create a custom-made mold of your teeth and gums.
  • Using dental impressions, a dental laboratory will create a customized partial denture that fits your mouth perfectly. The artificial teeth will be selected to match your natural teeth in color and shape.
  • Once the partial or denture is ready, you will have a fitting appointment. Dr. Greg Lutke will ensure that the appliance fits properly, make any necessary adjustments for comfort and functionality, and check your bite to ensure proper alignment.
  • After the fitting and adjustments, our dentist will provide instructions on how to wear and care for your partial denture. They may also recommend a gradual adaptation period, during which you wear the appliance increasingly longer to get accustomed to it.

Proper maintenance and care of your partial or denture are crucial for their longevity and oral health. To learn more, visit Lutke Dental.

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