Missing teeth increase your risk of potentially serious oral health problems, including gum recession and bone loss. Full or partial dentures can restore your bite, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently. At Regal Dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada, the expert team of cosmetic and family dentists has an on-site dental lab that crafts new dentures and offers same-day repairs. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.
Dentures are custom-made oral prosthetics that replace some or all of your teeth. They’re made from materials like metal, nylon, or acrylic and rest comfortably on top of your gums.
Aside from helping you bite and chew, dentures support your facial muscles, maintain jaw alignment, and preserve your gum tissue. Combined, these factors ensure good oral health and a better quality of life.
Regal Dentistry has an on-site dental laboratory that offers custom dentures and same-day denture repairs. The laboratory creates all types of dentures, including:
If all of your teeth are missing, your dentist might recommend full dentures. Full dentures feature a metallic base plate, pink plastic gums, and a complete arch of natural-looking tooth restorations. They sit comfortably on top of your gums and are held in place with denture adhesive or glue.
If you’re missing only a few teeth, your dentist might recommend partial dentures. Partial dentures have a wire base and several natural-looking tooth restorations. They snap into place around your remaining healthy teeth with unobtrusive metal clasps. If you’re allergic to metal, your dentist can order metal-free, flexible partial dentures.
Implant-retained dentures connect to dental implants — small metal posts placed into your jaw. By incorporating dental implants as part of your denture, it’s possible to minimize bone loss and achieve enhanced stability. The implants anchor your denture securely, preventing shifting and reducing the risk of mouth sores.
At Regal Dentistry, getting dentures begins with an in-office consultation. Your dentist conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. The team then takes digital X-rays to determine the health of your existing teeth, jaw, and alveolar bone.
Next, your dentist takes a series of digital impressions with the iTero® 5D intraoral scanner. They upload your scans to a computer-aided design (CAD) program and share them with the on-site dental laboratory. The lab uses your scans to create a custom set of dentures that fit comfortably on top of your gums.
Getting implant-retained dentures takes a little longer. If your dentist determines that you’re an optimal candidate, they place a number of titanium posts into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. After the implants integrate with your jaw, you return to the office to undergo digital impressions. Your dentist shares your impressions with the lab to craft your dentures.
If you crack, chip, or otherwise damage your dentures, contact Regal Dentistry. The on-site laboratory offers same-day repairs, ensuring your dentures stay in optimal condition.
To see if you’re a candidate for dentures, request a consultation at Regal Dentistry. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office to speak with a staff member today.