Removable dentures are prosthetics that replace some or all of your missing teeth. Dentures that replace an entire arch are called full dentures, and those that replace just a few teeth are called partial dentures.
Removable Dentures have been around for a very long time, but in recent years have become even more natural looking and comfortable than ever before. Dr. Kevin Khorshid can help you if you’re suffering from gaps in your smile, or if you have lost all of your teeth. His practice is dedicated to restoring smiles based on individual treatment plans. In addition to conducting through exams, Dr. Kevin and the staff take the time to get to know each patient and understand their personal goals and desires for tooth replacement. Patient input is a crucial aspect of each plan, and ABC Dental Clinic commitment to patient care has helped to make them one of the most popular restoration dentistry practices in las Vegas area.
Types Of Removable Dentures
Removable dentures are used to fill in small gaps in one or more areas of the mouth. If you still have most of your natural teeth, even if the gaps are in different places, Dr. Khorshid can design partials to help fill those spaces.
Removable dentures are made up of replacement teeth, which are connected to a plastic gum-like structure that is created to blend in with the natural shadings of your teeth and gums. The partial can be supported by either a small metal band or tiny, finger-like clasps that grip the surrounding teeth for support. Every partial removable denture is unique and custom-designed to fit snugly and comfortably. Unless you take the partial out or tell people you have one, most people will not be able to tell you are wearing this type of dental prosthetic.
Full Removable Dentures are what you typically think of when you hear the word “dentures.” They are full sets of teeth that fit over the gums in the upper arch, lower arch, or both. Like partials, full removable dentures are custom-designed to suit your mouth in fit and in appearance. Modern dentures are far more comfortable and durable than dentures that were made even just 10 years ago. Dr. Khorshid can create your new teeth from combinations of plastic, acrylic, composites and resin materials. Because there are so many options for designing new teeth, most every patient can be fit with removable dentures, even if you have allergies or sensitivities to certain materials.
How Are Removable Dentures Created?
The creation of every removable denture is both an art and a science. Dr. Kevin goal for creating your dentures, whether full or partial, is to restore your smile. Your new teeth will be designed to match your natural teeth so that your dentures will blend in and you can be confident in knowing that most people won’t ever be able to tell you lost any teeth.
Every patient’s process might be slightly different, but the first step to creating removable dentures is to take impressions of your mouth. These impressions give Dr. K and his team a detailed model of the exact measurements of each ridge and crevice of your mouth. Based on measurements of your jaw, bite, and more, Dr. K and the lab staff will design new teeth that fit your mouth in the most natural looking way. He can even show you detailed computer imaging of what your new teeth will look like before they are created.
When your teeth are ready, you’ll come back for a fitting. At that time, Dr. Kevin can make any minor adjustments that may be needed to ensure the proper fit and appearance of your new removable dentures.
Choosing the right dentist can mean the difference between loving your new smile, and taking back your life, or being just as miserable as you were when you didn’t have any teeth. Dr. Kevin Khorshid treats tooth replacement as both a science and an art form. He knows that the gaps in your smile have probably caused you increased stress and anxiety, and may even affect the way you interact with your family and friends. That’s why he and his staff are so committed to patient satisfaction. Their goal is to make you comfortable in the exam chair and confident when you walk out the door.