Conventional Dentures Las Vegas
Las Vegas conventional dentures are removable sets of false teeth. They may be used to replace missing teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. Dentures that are used to replace only a few missing teeth are called partials, and those that are used to replace full sets are known as complete dentures.
Conventional dentures are typically given anywhere from eight weeks to twelve weeks after tooth extraction. They are the types of dentures that you may be familiar with, in that they are removable and are held onto the gums with adhesive gel, paste, or strips. Dr. Kevin Khorshid of ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas specializes in tooth replacement options including full and partial conventional dentures.
What Are Conventional Dentures Made Of?
Traditionally, conventional dentures have been crafted from porcelain because of its strength and durability. In recent years, acrylic has become a popular alternative. Dr. Khorshid consults with each patient individually to determine the right materials based on their current oral health, allergies, eating habits, and factors like whether or not they grind or clench their teeth.
Porcelain is incredibly strong, which is a huge positive. But that strength can be a detriment to a patient’s jaw if that patient has lost significant bone or tissue mass. Every time you bite or chew with a porcelain denture, the gums and jaw must absorb the pressure. When the jaw is weak to begin with, porcelain can further wear down that bone and tissue over time. For these patients, acrylic may be a better choice.
Conventional acrylic dentures are more flexible than porcelain, but they are not as strong or long-lasting. Patients who have sufficient bone and tissue mass might want to opt for porcelain dentures because when they are well taken care of, they can last longer than those made of acrylic.
No two mouths are the same, so it’s best to consult with Dr. Khorshid to determine what type of material is best for your new conventional dentures.
Conventional Removable Partial Dentures
Conventional dentures don’t have to mean full sets of teeth. Removable partial dentures can be used when a patient is missing a few teeth and full extraction isn’t necessary. A removable dental prosthetic is made up of replacement teeth and tiny clasp-like structures that rest on or wrap around neighboring teeth to hold the partial in place. Removable partial conventional dentures can be put in and taken out very easily for cleaning and brushing of the natural teeth.
Choosing A Conventional Denture Professional
Replacing your teeth is a very personal decision. There are many options available, but not all options are right for every person. Some Las Vegas Dentists try to push patients into expensive procedures, or worse, procedures that a patient’s jaw can’t support. ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas is very different. Dr. Kevin Khorshid believes in individualized solutions for every patient. He understands that tooth loss can be a source of anxiety or even embarrassment for many patients. That’s why he and his staff have become so popular in Las Vegas. They treat every patient like a person, never as a number. They conduct thorough exams and consultations to ensure that you make the right choice for your oral health.
Conventional dentures are a great option for many people. If you’ve suffered tooth loss and need a dentist who will listen to your concerns, contact Dr. Khorshid at ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas to learn more about Conventional Dentures Las Vegas.