Fixed Dentures Las Vegas
Las Vegas fixed dentures are false teeth that are “fixed” to the mouth. They may be fixed partial dentures, which are used when a patient has lost only a few teeth, or fixed complete dentures, when the patient is missing all their teeth.
Only your dentist can help you determine if you are a candidate for fixed dentures. When you are considering your options for tooth replacement in Las Vegas, you will want to consult an expert. Dr. Kevin Khorshid of ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas offers his patients a variety of options when it comes to tooth replacement, making personalized recommendations and treating every patient as an individual.
What Are Fixed Dentures?
Fixed dentures are sets of false teeth, either partial or full, that are fixed to the mouth. Fixed partial dentures are made up of a few components. First, crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, are placed over the healthy teeth surrounding the gap. These teeth will anchor the fixed partial denture into place. The false teeth are created to match your remaining teeth in terms of size, shape, and color, and are attached to the crowns.
If the surrounding teeth are not healthy enough to keep the fixed denture in place, Dr. Khorshid may recommend removing them and inserting dental implants in their place. You want your fixed partial dentures to last as long as possible, and dental implants will ensure a strong, lifetime fit.
Complete fixed dentures are typically used to replace bottom teeth. Dental implants are used to create a base for the denture. Traditional dentures adhere to the gums using paste or gel. Fixed dentures, on the other hand, are connected to the implants. The dental implants create a solid anchor for complete dentures.
Why Fixed Dentures?
When you lose one or two teeth, you may not think that replacing them is important. But one of the leading causes of tooth loss is in fact, other missing teeth. The instant a tooth is displaced from the gums and jaw, that tissue and bone begins to shrink up. That shrinking causes your other teeth to shift around in your mouth. As they shift, the teeth respond differently to the pressure of chewing and become more vulnerable to breakage and decay. One missing tooth often leads to many missing teeth, which is why tooth replacement is so important.
When you lose several teeth, your appearance, ability to put pressure on your jaw, speech patterns, and eating habits change.
Fixed dentures, whether partial or complete help to:
- Improve speech
- Allow you to chew food properly
- Retain your facial structure (so you don’t have a sunken, “granny” appearance)
- Keep gums protected
Fixed dentures can also help to retain jaw mass, and allow you to put more pressure on your dentures than with conventional dentures.
Benefits Of Fixed Dentures
Some patients may opt for conventional dentures, but if you are a candidate for fixed, you should consider their benefits.
Some of the advantages of fixed dentures include:
- Improved ability to chew
- Won’t slip out of position when talking or eating
- Comfortable to wear
- Require less daily maintenance of the dentures and of the gums
Las Vegas Fixed Denture Specialist
When choosing a dentist to help you restore your smile and replace missing teeth, patients can be overwhelmed by their options. It helps to work with a dentist who puts patient care and education above everything else. ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas is known for its commitment to patients. They understand that tooth loss is scary, and they strive to provide each patient with the best recommendations to help them restore their smile and their overall oral health.
If you have lost one or more teeth, or if you currently have full or partial dentures but are unhappy with their fit, contact Dr. Kevin Khorshid of ABC Dental Implant Center Las Vegas today to discuss partial and complete Fixed Dentures Las Vegas.