There is not an expiration date issued for the duration of any dental work. Some patients may enjoy a longer life for their dentures. Many things can impact the longevity of dental work: the overall health of the patient at the time of treatment, the individual’s dental health, and the care the patient extends to their oral dentition and restoration.
Dr. Robert D. Maxey or Dr. Cecil F. George, Jr. will consult with you and provide your best options to deal with your tooth loss. When dentures are advised, there are several considerations. How many teeth are being replaced? Will a partial or complete denture be required? Would other dental services in Grand Prairie be required?
A partial denture can be used when the patient has lost just one or a couple of teeth. A partial denture can be made to affix to the adjacent teeth, which is called a removable partial denture. When the patient wants to enjoy a more permanent solution to tooth loss, an implant supported prosthesis could be placed by The Dental Place in Grand Prairie, TX.
When the patient is faced with the loss of the entire upper, lower, or both arches they can select a complete denture. These dentures rely on the expertise of their dentist to fit them precisely; if the patient wants a permanent denture placed, implants can be embedded in gum tissue to eventually be completed with a denture.
Removable dentures are treated differently in that they are intended to be removed and kept moist overnight to preserve their durability. If the correct procedure for care is not followed the dentures could become brittle over time decreasing their lifespan.
Permanent dentures are generally given the same care as biological teeth… brushing and flossing daily coupled with regularly scheduled visits to your cosmetic dentist in Grand Prairie TX should maximize their life.
In many cases, when dentures do not feel just right, it may be time to have them relined. This is a process where the material surrounding the “teeth” is replaced – this process can usually be completed on the same day and extends the life of the denture.
No matter which type of denture is selected, the patient is responsible for daily maintenance and keeping appointments with their dental provider to maximize their denture’s life. If there is a little discomfort, see your dentist for a needed adjustment. Do not attempt to make repairs on your own… this can do permanent damage to your denture. Contact The Dental Place in Grand Prairie, TX for optimum care.