Dentures are prosthetic restorations that can help replace your missing teeth. It can be a partial denture restoring a few missing teeth or full dentures reinstating all the natural teeth. At Sandia Peak Dental, we offer partial and full dentures that demonstrate superior stability and promote jawbone health.
Why Choose Dentures?
Tooth loss can happen for several reasons and is not solely connected to poor oral hygiene practices. Whatever the reason, the loss of natural teeth affects the functionality of the mouth.
Patients losing their teeth due to health issues, aging, or accidents tend to feel embarrassed while socializing besides performing their daily activities. A denture restores your ability to bite and chew food and improves your speech as well. It also ensures that your facial structure retains its standard shape.
How Can Dentures Help?
Dentures are helpful for patients coping with the following conditions:
- Loss of Teeth
A full denture can replace all the natural teeth.
- Tooth Decay or Gum disease
Decay and gum diseases affect oral health significantly and may even lead to loss of natural teeth. A full or partial denture can replace the teeth, including those affected by tooth decay or gum disease.
- Accidental Injuries
Injuries from sporting or automobile accidents or any other unexpected dental emergency may lead to the loss of multiple teeth. If such teeth are extracted and a denture is placed immediately, the chances of decay or further tooth loss will be reduced.
Types of Dentures
- Full Dentures
Full dentures are designed to replace all the teeth in the mouth. They are fabricated using acrylic and dental-grade ceramic, which imitate the appearance of the gums and natural teeth respectively.
- Partial Dentures
Partial dentures restore only a few missing teeth. They are removable and consist of a metal framework holding a gum-colored plastic base and artificial teeth mounted over it.
What Is the Denture Placement Process?
Our dentist, Dr. Jansen Donoghue, will first evaluate your mouth and assess the type of dentures needed for your oral cavity. After this, a digital impression of the lower or upper jaw will be created using scans and X-rays. A dental lab will then use this impression to create a denture that perfectly matches your oral contour. We will fix it in your mouth, check its fit, and make adjustments if required.
To learn more about our denture options, visit Sandia Peak Dental at 8000 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. You can also reach Dentist Albuquerque, NM at (505) 298-6732.