Full & Partial Dentures in Cibolo
At Cibolo Family Smiles, Dr. Niraj Patel offers expert restorative dentistry services in Cibolo, including both partial and full dentures. If you’ve lost one or more of your natural teeth, our team is here to help. Contact us online to schedule a consultation, and see if dentures are right for you.
Comparing Partial Vs. Full Dentures
The two primary types of dentures are partial and full dentures. Partial dentures are meant to replace one or more missing teeth. They’re made out of false teeth that are connected to a metal and plastic framework. This framework clips onto your remaining natural teeth, which locks the dentures in place and ensures they don’t move.
Full dentures are different. They require the removal of all of your remaining healthy teeth, and are meant to replace the upper, lower, or both rows of teeth. A full denture consists of a full row of false teeth. These teeth are held in place in a gum-colored acrylic base, which fits over your gums and is held in place by friction, restoring your smile.
The Denture Fitting & Placement Process
Once Dr. Patel determines that dentures are right for you, you may first need to have surgeries to prepare your mouth for dentures, such as extractions to remove any remaining unhealthy teeth, or alveoloplasty (ridge smoothing) to ensure the dentures fit properly.
After any necessary surgeries, you’ll come in for your initial fitting. Dr. Patel will take molds and impressions of your teeth and/or gums, and use this information to create a bite mold. He will take a variety of measurements to understand how your teeth and/or gums fit together.
This information will be sent to a dental lab, where a set of test dentures will be made out of wax. It will usually take a week or two to get your initial set of test dentures. Once they arrive at Cibolo Family Smiles, you’ll come back to try them on, and Dr. Patel will see how they fit.
Then, Dr. Patel will make adjustments to the wax test dentures and send them back to the lab. This fitting process may be repeated several times until your dentures fit perfectly. Once the fit is right, Dr. Patel will have the lab build your final set of dentures.
Then, you’ll come in for one last appointment to pick them up. Dr. Patel will show you how to wear and care for your dentures properly, and you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile.
The Benefits Of Dentures
RDentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth. Not only that, but they are typically covered by dental insurance up to any applicable limits placed on your policy, which makes them an even better option if you’re on a tight budget.
In addition to this, dentures allow you to eliminate the oral health issues associated with missing teeth. You’ll be able to bite and chew properly, smile proudly, and speak clearly. With a new set of dentures from Cibolo Family Smiles, you’ll be able to get back to your normal day-to-day routine, and treat the most serious side effects of tooth loss.
Am I A Candidate For Dentures?
If you’re missing one or more teeth in Cibolo, dentures may be a viable option for replacing your teeth, restoring your smile, and preserving your oral health. However, they’re not your only option. You may also be a good candidate for implant dentistry.
To learn more, discuss all of your options for tooth replacement, and find out whether or not dentures are right for your situation, just contact Cibolo Family Smiles to schedule a consultation with Dr. Niraj Patel.