Removable Dentures Las Vegas
Las Vegas removable dentures are the most traditional form of tooth replacement. Practically everyone is familiar with false teeth. Most of us were introduced to the concept when we first learned of George Washington’s “wooden teeth.” Dentures have come a long way since then and now look and feel much more natural and comfortable. Tooth loss can occur because of age, gum disease, tooth decay, injury, or illness. Removable dentures help patients restore their smile and regain their confidence.
It can be confusing and overwhelming to find a Las Vegas dentist when you have lost one or more teeth. Dr. Kevin Khorshid of ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas knows how important it is to restore your oral health, and he also understands how sensitive missing teeth can be to a patient. He specializes in tooth replacement options including removable dentures.
Types Of Removable Dentures
Removable dentures can either be full or partial. Partial removable dentures replace one or a few teeth. The partial fits snugly into the mouth, using the surrounding healthy teeth to hold the partial in place. Full removable dentures replace teeth when all are missing or extracted. They may be full upper dentures, full lower dentures, or both. Full dentures adhere to the gums and use adhesive gel or paste to keep the dentures in place.
There are a few types of full removable dentures including:
- Immediate Dentures – These dentures are worn immediately after a patient’s teeth are extracted. They are worn throughout the healing process – anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. These are optional, but many patients like them because they allow them to have great looking teeth while they wait for their permanent dentures.
- Conventional Dentures – This is the patient’s permanent set of dentures, fitted after the gums and jaw have completely healed from extraction.
Are Removable Dentures Right For You?
Your teeth are as individual as you are, and there is no one-size-fits-all form of tooth replacement. If you have lost even one tooth, removable dentures may be an option. When you lose a tooth, the rest of your mouth is affected. Bone and tissue begin to shrink around the gap, causing the rest of your teeth to shift. This shift changes the way you look, speak, and eat. Unfortunately, it usually leads to more tooth loss.
Removable partial dentures help keep your remaining teeth in place. If you can prevent your other teeth from shifting, they will be protected from changes in pressure when you bite. You will be able to eat most of the same foods you could before you lost your teeth. And removable partial dentures are not noticeable. Nobody will be able to tell you wear a partial unless you show or tell them.
Choosing The Right Dentist
Many people with stellar oral hygiene lose teeth. Injury and illness can often lead to dental problems in otherwise healthy people. Unfortunately, most tooth loss is due to poor oral hygiene. Nobody likes going to the dentist, and a missing tooth can be a wake up call. But, missing teeth can also leave patients feeling even more nervous about seeing a dentist.
If it has been a while since you’ve seen a dentist, choosing a new one in Las Vegas might seem overwhelming. You’ll want to look for a dentist who concentrates on the special needs and concerns of those who are dealing with tooth loss. Dr. Kevin Khorshid of ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas deals with tooth loss every day. He has built his practice around caring for those who have lost teeth and are in danger of losing more. His expertise and chair side manner create an environment where all patients can feel comfortable, no matter what problems they may be facing.
If you are dealing with one or more missing teeth and thinking about your options, contact ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas today to learn more about Removable Dentures Las Vegas.