Tulsa Dentures & Partials

WHAT ARE DENTURES?

Dentures are artificial gums and teeth that are custom designed and fitted to a patient’s mouth to take the place of removed or lost natural teeth. Full dentures can replace all of the teeth, or partial dentures can replace a smaller amount if needed.

 

No matter what kind of dentures are required, they will be designed especially for the mouth of each patient and will be made to match any surrounding teeth visually.

3d render of removable full denture isolated over white background

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTURES?

Some of the many benefits of dental dentures are that:

 

 

They Give You a Confident Smile 

 

When a patient starts losing teeth, it never usually happens overnight. Over long periods, and after enough teeth have gone missing, many people will get less and less confident in their smile, and experience different levels of self-consciousness and embarrassment about the way they look.

 

Thankfully, dentures can restore your natural smile so that you don’t have to worry about closed-mouthed smiles, close-proximity conversations or open laughter. Because technology has advanced so much in recent years, dentures can appear very natural and not draw attention to themselves.

They Help Preserve Your Facial Structure

 

The way our face is structured is strongly impacted by the way our teeth are laid out in our mouths. If someone is missing some or a lot of their teeth, the bone structure of the entire face can be affected and this changes the way we look.

 

Dentures can help restore the face to the way it was originally intended to be. When they are being designed by the prosthodontist, they will be very careful to protect and preserve the structure of your face first and foremost.

 

 

They Help You Enjoy Everyday Life

 

When you are missing a couple or quite a few teeth, you will find that you won’t be able to enjoy the kinds of food that you normally would. Dentures that are fitted will allow you to eat all of the foods you want without the normal frustration or pain that you feel so regularly so that you can get back to enjoying your everyday life.

close up view on senior dentures
3d render of implant partial denture isolated over white background
3D rendering of an implant partial denture

WHAT IS A DENTAL DENTURE PROCEDURE LIKE?

When a patient comes in for their first appointment for dentures, the dentist will take time to look at their supporting bone structure and gums to determine the treatment plan that they should be on.

 

In some situations, there may need to be oral surgery to fix any bony ridges that will get in the way of installing the denture securely, or there might be some teeth that still need to be extracted before the treatment can go on any further.

 

After the dentist has decided that dentures are the correct course of action for a patient, they will take an impression of your gums to get a good picture of every crevice and ridge to get the best possible fit.

 

After the patient’s gums are in a healthy condition and enough time has passed for proper healing, the finished dentures will replace the teeth in the patient’s mouth. Over the next 6 – 12 months, changes and adjustments will be made to ensure the best possible fit over time.

WHAT TYPES OF DENTURES ARE THERE?

Traditional Full Dentures

Traditional dentures are indicated for the patients that need to replace all of their teeth. They are designed to rest on top of the patient’s gums and look as natural as possible. This involves taking multiple steps in impressions and tooth selection according to size and shape.

Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures are traditionally fabricated with acrylic and metal. Partial dentures are indicated for patients who are missing a few teeth but still have multiple natural, healthy teeth. This type of denture is designed to snap onto the remaining healthy teeth in order to maintain retention and stability.

 

While this type of denture helps keep other teeth from moving around, it is still removable and convenient for any time you need to take them out at a moment’s notice.

Custom Dentures

Every denture that we make are considered to be Custom Dentures.  This means that the result is a natural looking smile with the best possible fit. A lot of work is put in to make sure this denture is matched to the patient’s original smile so that little to no difference is noticed.

 

These are great if you don’t have any other natural teeth and still have plenty of bone for support and implant.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures are fabricated by using multiple dental implants that are placed specifically to help support the denture. As an added benefit, the denture has increased retention allowing it to feel more natural.

Overdentures

This type of denture rests directly on top of the gums and is secured firmly into place using dental implants. Overdentures can be used on both the lower and upper jaw depending on what the individual needs of the patient are.

 

As an added benefit, these dentures are completely removable for the convenience of the patient.

Immediate Dentures

Immediate dentures are dentures that are delivered on the same day that teeth are removed or extracted, but there are very specific requirements for being a good candidate for this kind of denture.

Flippers

Flippers are temporary partial dentures used to replace teeth in the aesthetic zone in order to maintain a patient’s smile while they are waiting for a final prosthesis. So if you need to have your front tooth taken out, this is a prosthesis that can be fabricated relatively quickly so that you never have to go without that tooth.

 

As an added benefit, these dentures are completely removable for the convenience of the patient.

CONTACT MAGNOLIA FAMILY DENTAL CARE

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