Wearing dentures to replace missing teeth not only improves chewing and speaking abilities but also prevents gum shrinkage and possible loss of jawbone integrity. One of the more affordable and convenient appliances for teeth replacement are same-day dentures or conventional dentures provided by your dentures dentist, Dr. Vartikar. 

While one, two or three missing teeth may be replaced with dental implants, dentures are needed when numerous teeth have been lost due to disease or trauma. Unlike dental implants, which require minimally invasive surgery, dentures can be implemented without the need for any cutting or anesthesia, as long as extractions are not necessary.

Same-Day, Affordable Dentures

Dentures restore mouth functionality and appearance when all teeth are missing and gum tissues have had time to heal completely. If a patient has been without all their teeth for some time, they will only need to wait for their dentures to be made before wearing them. 

Alternately, some patients need decayed teeth extracted or other dental work before they can be fitted for dentures. In this case, denture patients will have to wait for gum tissues to heal and harden before they can wear a set of conventional dentures. Typically, gum tissues heal fully within several weeks following an extraction or other dental treatment. By this time, the patient's customized dentures are ready for wear.

Being fitted for your comfortable dentures starts with Dr. Vartikar taking a mold of your mouth. If you have any teeth that need extracted, the mold is taken before extractions take place. Denture molds are sent to a special laboratory where clinicians create your dentures according to mold dimensions. In addition, you will be able to choose from a variety of teeth enamel shades that closely match the enamel shade of your original teeth.

What are Same Day Dentures?

Many people do not want to be without their teeth while waiting for extractions to heal. To accommodate her patients, Dr. Vartikar offers same-day dentures you can wear immediately after extractions. Same-day dentures provide a temporary solution while your gums are healing and your permanent dentures are made. 

In addition to aesthetic, speaking and chewing benefits, same-day dentures may help support your cheek muscles so skin doesn't lose its firmness. As your gums heal and shrink, your same-day dentures will need occasional adjustments to maintain a secure fit. Within several months, shrinkage completes and you can start wearing your permanent dentures.

Taking Care of Dentures

When properly cared for, dentures may last as long as 15 or 20 years. Cleaning dentures every day is essential to maintaining their integrity and appearance. Brushing dentures with a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste or denture paste prevents staining and accumulation of oral bacteria responsible for plaque buildup. Visiting your dentures dentist regularly for an examination of your gums is also important for ensuring your dentures fit securely and comfortably. If your dentures break or you are having issues with them, Dr. Vartikar can repair them or create a new set for you.

At Nirvana Dental®, we want to see everyone enjoy the benefits of a full set of attractive, healthy teeth. If you would like to learn more about getting dentures, please call us today at (682) 703-0101. 

We Offer Denture Services To The Following Locations:

  • Bedford
  • Euless
  • Colleyville
  • Grand Prairie
  • Irving
  • Grapevine
  • Southlake
  • Haltom City
  • Hurst
  • Arlington
  • Fort Worth