Upper Partial Denture with No Metal
This patient had rotted out front teeth. He wanted the quickest and cheapest option to replace his rotted out front teeth. Dr. Nugent extracted the teeth and made a No Metal Upper Cosmetic Partial Denture.
A dental implant bridge would have been the best treatment option. However, the patient had limited finances and choose to go with a partial denture. Although Dr. Nugent is a leading implant dentist, he will listen to your concerns and offer solutions that fit the patients desires.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
A removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and adjacent tissue is a denture. They are designed to closely resemble natural teeth and may even improve your appearance.
There are two different varieties of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are utilized when all natural teeth are absent, whereas partial dentures are utilized when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only replaces the gaps left by missing teeth, but it also prevents the shifting of the remaining teeth.
Complete dentures can be “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional variety is created four to six weeks after the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed. During this period, the patient will be toothless. Immediate dentures are fabricated in advance and placed promptly after teeth extraction, preventing the patient from being toothless during the healing process. After the tissues have shrunk and healed, adjustments will be necessary.
Dentures are extremely durable and will last for many years, but they may need to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear and tear.
Reasons for dentures:
Complete Denture – Total tooth loss in an arch.
Partial Denture – The absence of a number of teeth in an arch.
Improving the smile and facial tissues.
Enhancing digestion, speech, and swallowing.
What does obtaining dentures involve?
Obtaining dentures requires multiple consultations, which typically span weeks. Impressions (molds) and measurements are taken with extreme precision and used to create your custom denture. There may be a need for multiple “try-on” appointments to assure shape, color, and fit. Your dentist will precisely adjust and position the completed denture at the final appointment, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased salivation, discomfort, and possibly speech and chewing difficulties, but these symptoms will subside as your muscles and tissues adjust to your new dentures.
Care instructions for your new prostheses will be provided. The longevity of your new dentures will be enhanced by proper maintenance, excellent oral hygiene, and routine dental visits.
Dr. Nugent is a Cosmetic Dentist located at 3421 Burke Rd, Ste A, Pasadena, Texas. He has been voted BEST PASADENA TEXAS DENTIST multiple times. Discover how awesome dentistry and a caring dental team can make your life so much better. You deserve the best. Call our office at 713-941-8261