Dentures Las Vegas
dentures are removable false teeth. Depending upon the needs of the patient, dentures may be full sets of teeth or partial sets of teeth.
Who Is A Candidate For Dentures?
Only your dentist can help you decide how to handle missing teeth, so when choosing a Dentures in Las Vegas, you will want to consult a dentist who is a leader in his field and who provides a comprehensive evaluation before determining a course of treatment. Dr. Khorshid evaluates the medical history and current condition of the patients’ teeth, gums, jaw and more before determining whether dentures are the right choice.
If you are missing many or all of your teeth, you are probably a great candidate for dentures. There are two types of dentures – partial and complete. Partials are ideal for people who are missing some, but not all of their teeth. Full dentures are ideal for people who are missing all or most of their teeth. Dr. Khorshid can help determine which type of dentures are right for you.
Different Types Of Dentures
Partial dentures are for patients who are missing a few teeth due to an accident, gum disease or a nutritional issue. Dr. Khorshid will design partials to fit in between the remaining natural teeth, matching them so that they blend in and create a full set of teeth.
If all of a patient’s teeth are missing due to decay, gum disease or bone loss, Dr. Khorshid can fit them for a full set of dentures. Complete dentures are not one-size fits all, but are custom made to fit each patient, helping them to eat, chew and speak like they did before their tooth loss.
Complete dentures are referred to as “conventional” and “immediate.” Complete conventional dentures are the permanent set of dentures you will wear when your treatment is finished. Complete immediate dentures are what a patient wears while they are waiting for their conventional dentures. If teeth have to be extracted in order to make room for conventional dentures, Dr. Khorshid will fit the patient with immediate dentures which are just temporary placeholders. They allow the patient’s mouth to heal properly and ensure they won’t be without teeth while they are waiting for their permanent set of dentures.
Benefits Of Dentures Repair Las Vegas
There are several reasons why patients in Las Vegas may wish to consider dentures. Individuals with diabetes who suffer from chronic gum disease are excellent candidates for dentures as are patients who are older and have experienced bone loss in their jaw due to missing teeth. Dentures can correct a variety of problems and help keep your smile looking beautiful well into old age.
Some benefits of dentures include:
- Look Younger Longer – When teeth fall out, the muscles around the face sag, which makes you look older. Dentures can keep those facial muscles engaged.
- Improved Self Esteem – Missing teeth can make a person feel self-conscious. They may not wish to engage people in conversation or even leave the house. A beautiful set of dentures can give you back the smile you’ve been missing.
- Affordable – Dentures are an affordable way to maintain your smile.
- Natural Looking – Dentures have come a long way in the last several years. The materials used to make dentures are more natural looking and longer lasting than in decades past.
What Is The Process Of Getting Dentures?
The process of getting dentures involves several trips to the dentist to ensure the best fit and function. The first step in the process is a dental impression. Dr. Khorshid will take measurements of your mouth and will determine how your jaw fits together, noting bite pressure and space in between your top and bottom jaw.
Next, models will be made of your new teeth. Dr. Khorshid will have you try on these models to ensure the right size and fit. Once the models are ready, your dentures will be cast and fitted.
Because the shape of your jaw can change as your mouth heals from tooth loss or extraction, it is important to communicate with your dentist throughout the entire process. Dentures will feel a little funny as you first wear them, but any serious discomfort should be reported immediately to avoid future issues.
After Care For Dentures Repair Las Vegas
Taking care of your dentures is important so that they last as long as possible and so that your new smile stays healthy and beautiful. Dentures Las Vegas are not hard to care for but they do require daily maintenance. They should be brushed twice a day, as should your gums, palette and tongue. Dentures should never be allowed to dry out, and should be soaked according to your dentist’s instruction. Dentures Las Vegas can break, so always handle them with care and never take them out unless you are standing over a full sink of water or a folded towel.
Only you can tell if your dentures aren’t fitting correctly. If you notice slipping or other problems, Dr. Khorshid, your Las Vegas denture specialist, can help refit them to keep your smile looking great.
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