As removable oral prosthetics, dentures are used to replace missing teeth, and are offered as both full and partial dentures. They provide a cost-effective and non-invasive solution for individuals who have lost multiple or all of their teeth. Dentures are custom-made to fit comfortably and securely in the mouth, allowing patients to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are used when all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing. They consist of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a set of artificial teeth. Full dentures are custom-made to fit the individual’s mouth and are held in place with natural suction or denture adhesive.
If you retain some natural teeth, but need replacements for those missing, partial dentures are used. They consist of a metal or acrylic framework that holds artificial teeth and clasps onto existing teeth for support. Partial dentures not only fill the gaps caused by missing teeth but also prevent the remaining teeth from shifting, maintaining proper alignment.
Customization and Adjustment
Both full and partial dentures require an initial evaluation and impressions of the patient’s mouth. Dr. Stephen M. Taylor, Dr. Jim O. Taylor and Dr. William Reed work closely with you to ensure the dentures are customized for a comfortable fit and natural appearance. Over time, adjustments may be necessary to ensure optimal comfort and functionality.
Full and partial dentures offer several benefits. They restore the ability to bite and chew food properly, improving digestion and nutrition. Dentures also help support facial muscles, preventing sagging and maintaining a youthful appearance. Additionally, they enhance speech clarity and provide a boost in self-confidence by restoring a complete smile.
Maintenance and Care
Proper maintenance and care are essential to prolonging the lifespan of dentures. Remove them daily to clean. Regular dental check-ups are crucial to ensure the dentures fit well and address any potential issues.
If you want to restore missing teeth, call Taylor Dental & Implant Center at 405-722-4400 and schedule an appointment with our dentists, and learn more about our denture options in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.