Without a full set of teeth, your oral health and appearance may decline. Sagging facial muscles can make you look older, and the inability to chew foods or maintain a healthy diet can cause overall health issues. Speaking may become difficult, causing a limit in social interactions. Also, missing teeth prompt remaining teeth to shift out of place in an effort to compensate. If you’re missing many or all of your teeth, dentures may be the best treatment option. At Wager Evans Dental, we want to help improve your quality of life by replacing missing teeth and improving the health and function of your smile.
A partial denture replaces multiple teeth, not all teeth, on the upper or lower arch. Like a puzzle piece, partial dentures fill spaces so that your smile looks good and functions properly. Partials usually attach to neighboring teeth with inconspicuous clasps. The artificial teeth in a partial will be designed using impressions of your teeth and employing lifelike dental materials. Partials will also help prevent the misalignment that often accompanies tooth loss, keeping your smile whole, even, and healthy.
Full dentures are a complete row of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. A full denture can replace all upper and/or lower teeth. Your dentures will be designed based on Dr. Evans or Dr. Wager exact specifications. Once the dental lab has completed your prosthetic, we will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. Once in place, your dentures will allow you to enjoy a wider range of foods and smile without hesitation. If you have any questions about either our full or partial dentures, then don’t hesitate to contact Wager Evans Dental today.
Adhesive creams or natural suction are typically used to secure full dentures. Over time, the ridges on your jaw will wear down from friction, which can cause dentures to loosen, wobble, or slip out of place. In this situation, dentures must be relined and adjusted. To stabilize your dentures more securely, you might consider implant-retained dentures. With mini-dental implants, dentures snap onto small posts anchored in teeth sockets. You won’t need to use adhesive to hold the dentures in place and implant dentures reduce the risk of slippage when eating or speaking. Mini-implants provide a solid, reliable, and attractive smile to enjoy.
What Kind of Denture Do You Need?
If you are interested in receiving dentures, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Evans and Dr. Wager. Click here to request an appointment, or call our office today at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities.