Get Your Smile Back
If you’re missing one or more of your natural teeth, you may have trouble speaking and chewing properly, and you may also feel very self-conscious about your appearance due to gaps in your smile.
At SmileWell Dental, Dr. Reddy specializes in custom-fitted dentures in Round Rock. Whether you’re missing just a few of your teeth or all of them, we can provide you with high-quality, durable dentures that will restore your smile and your bite. Contact us today at (512) 677-7411 to set up a consultation and see if dentures are right for you.
What Are Dentures?
Understanding Full & Partial Dentures
Dentures are a type of removable dental prosthesis, and are designed to replace one or more missing teeth. There are two primary types of dentures: full dentures and partial dentures.
Full dentures, also called “full-arch” dentures, require the extraction of all of your remaining natural teeth. They usually use an acrylic base with durable false teeth, and are fitted directly onto your gums, restoring your smile. They are held in place with friction, but denture adhesive can also be used for a tighter hold.
Partial dentures, on the other hand, are used if you’re only missing a few teeth. They consist of multiple false teeth in a metal and plastic framework. Your denture is attached to your other teeth to ensure a tight fit and strong hold. Depending on the extent of your tooth loss and your oral health, either type of denture may be right for you.
Are Dentures Right For Me?
When it comes to restoring your teeth, you have a full range of options to choose from at SmileWell Dental. We offer dentures as well as dental bridges and dental implants, which also may be viable options for your situation.
Dentures are often the fastest and most affordable way to restore your smile, and are almost always covered by dental insurance. If you’re not sure that dentures are the best option for you, give us a call at (512) 677-7411 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reddy today.
What To Expect
The Denture Fitting Process
The process of fitting dentures is similar for both full and partial dentures. However, all of your remaining teeth must be extracted by Dr. Reddy before you have your full dentures fitted.
At your fitting appointment, Dr. Reddy will use dental putty to take molds and impressions of your teeth and gums before taking measurements using a wax bite form, which will help guide the dental lab that will be creating your dentures.
All of this information will be sent to a dental lab. The lab will build a set of test dentures using false teeth and dental wax, and send them to SmileWell Dental. You’ll come in for a follow-up appointment to check the fit of these wax dentures.
If the fit of your wax dentures is perfect, Dr. Reddy will send them back and have your final set of dentures crafted, and you’ll come back to pick them up in a week or so. If the fit isn’t right, the dentures will be adjusted and sent back for further refinement. This process may be repeated a few times to ensure a perfectly functional and comfortable fit.
Caring For Your Dentures
What You Need To Know
Dr. Reddy will provide you with a comprehensive set of instructions about caring for your new dentures. Most importantly, you need to remove them and clean your dentures and your gums after eating. They also need to be brushed and soaked in a denture cleaning solution overnight.
Following Dr. Reddy’s complete instructions to care for your dentures will ensure that they remain in great shape for years to come.