Full, Partial, & Immediate Dentures in Odessa
In most dental practices, patients with substantial tooth loss are fitted for partial or full dentures that are crafted in a dental lab that could be located thousands of miles away. Some dentists have the skill and tools to make minor adjustments to these dentures after they are received, but in other instances, dentures have to be sent back to the lab for adjustment. Traditionally, dentists made full and partial dentures and other dental prosthetics in their practice where they could ensure quality and precise fit for their patients. At Boyles General Dentistry, Dr. Franklin Boyles has continued to offer this service to his patients for more than four decades, and now, Dr. Stephen Boyles plans to follow his father’s example completing extensive hands on training to craft dental prosthetics for his patients. This unique service makes our practice one of the most respected in Odessa, Midland, and all of West Texas, and we pride ourselves on offering personalized dentistry services that go beyond the norm to deliver exceptional care. Contact us to find out more or to schedule your denture appointment today.
Partial dentures are used to replace a number of missing teeth along a single arch. A number of replacement teeth are set into a gum colored base that holds them in place. These dentures are precisely crafted to fill the gaps in patients’ smiles snapping into place like a puzzle piece. Metal bars or clasps are attached to healthy teeth in order to keep partials in place. Partial dentures should be removed and stored overnight, and patients should have their dentures examined during their twice a year dental checkups to ensure they maintain their shape and comfort.
Full dentures are used to replace one or both complete arches of teeth. An entire row of replacement teeth is crafted to mimic the lost dental structure, and these prosthetic teeth are then attached to a gum-colored base. This base is crafted to fit snuggly against gum and jawbone structure creating suction that holds the denture in place. A well-crafted denture that is properly cared for and adjusted regularly should need very little if any denture adhesive to remain stable. Traditional dentures need to be removed, cleaned, and stored overnight in order to maintain their shape, but with proper at home care and regular maintenance in our office, patients are able to keep their dentures fitting well for years. For those patients interested in sturdier options, we also offer dental implant supported partial and full dentures.
In many cases, a patient needs a denture but doesn’t want to go without his or her teeth. In these cases patient’s teeth are extracted and dentures are immediately delivered after the extractions. This means that you as the patient walk out of the office with a full set of teeth in your mouth, transforming your appearance overnight.