Dentures are prosthetic teeth used to replace missing teeth. At Mai Dental Care in Garland, TX we want to help you feel young again. Dentures can revive the smile you once had. You do not have to be ashamed about decaying or missing teeth. Dr. Mai wants to assist you in achieving a beautiful smile that will give you confidence every day.
What types of dentures are available?
There are two primary types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth on your lower or upper jaw (or both). After your teeth have been removed, the gums will heal for two to four months before the dentures are placed. Partial dentures are a smaller series of teeth held together by a metal rod or bridge. They replace missing teeth when a few teeth remain on your upper or lower jaw. If we determine that dentures are the best option for you, an impression of your mouth will be made, and we will create a model for you to try. After we find the best possible fit, a final set of dentures will be made. We want to ensure that your dentures provide you with maximum comfort and function.
How do I care for my dentures?
Denture care is extremely important to the life of your dentures. Dr. Mai will go over, in detail, how to properly maintain your dentures and overall dental health. The most important things to note are to rinse your dentures after eating, clean your dentures at least once a day, soak your dentures at night, and make sure to schedule regular dental check-ups.
What benefits can dentures provide?
Wearing dentures has several practical benefits. Partial dentures can provide much needed stability for your remaining teeth, and will keep them from moving in your mouth creating pain, discomfort, and in extreme cases, gum disease. Dentures will also allow you to chew more easily, and eating your favorite foods will no longer be a chore. Any speech problems you may have had due to tooth loss will be much improved by wearing dentures. A smile you can be proud of will lead to higher self-esteem and is yet another positive aspect to getting dentures.
Dr. Mai and our wonderful staff will make your smile our top priority. To find out if dentures are a viable option for you, call the Mai Dental Care office today at 972-530-0552. We serve patients in Garland, Plano, Richardson, Wylie, Allen, and Dallas.