Dentures in Las Vegas
If you are missing teeth and are interested in superior quality, natural looking dentures in Las Vegas, set up your consultation with Dr. Peter Balle to find out if you are a candidate for this tooth replacement procedure. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and are now more aesthetic and comfortable than ever. Dr. Balle offers both full and partial dentures for patients looking for a way to restore function and beauty to their smile when they have missing teeth. Whether you need full or partial dentures, you may be able to save money on the cost of tooth replacement by choosing this method.
Full or Complete Dentures
Full dentures in Las Vegas are used to replace the teeth after all teeth have been removed. If you have required tooth extractions because of gum disease or tooth decay, full or complete dentures may be the way that you choose to replace your missing teeth. Conventional dentures are typically placed after all of the teeth have been removed and the gums have started to heal. This usually takes about three months. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed, usually on the same day. If you receive these types of dentures, you will still have your prosthetic teeth during the healing process but the dentures will likely need to be realigned or redesigned after complete healing occurs.
Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth are still healthy in the upper or lower jaw area. Partial dentures are designed to fit around the remaining healthy teeth and may be removable or fixed dentures. Removable partial dentures have the added benefit of being removed for eating and cleaning. Fixed partial dentures are the same in construction as a removable partial denture but they are cemented in place to the adjacent teeth for support.
Full dentures are generally made of either a resin or flexible plastic material. Partial dentures can be fabricated from a metal based material, resin based material, flexible plastic, or even a combination, known as a hybrid appliance.
Traditional dentures tend to be a more economical way to replace missing teeth, but do need to be replaced approximately every five to seven years. If you feel that full or partial dentures may be the best course of action for you, contact Dr. Balle in Las Vegas to schedule your personalized consultation today.