Comfortable Dentures in Reno, NV
In the past, denture wearers had to deal with rigid dentures that provided function, but didn’t feel comfortable or natural. We won’t tell you that dentures will ever feel 100% like natural teeth. But today we have access to materials that allow us to create dentures that look and feel as close to natural teeth as possible.
At the office of Dan Barrett DMD, we love transforming smiles for people who never thought they would be happy with dentures. Of course we will customize your new full or partial denture to restore function and allow you to eat and speak normally.
But it’s equally important to focus on esthetics to help your dentures look like they belong in your mouth. Your new dentures will be designed to complement your features, follow the contours of your jaw line, and restore the youthful proportions of your face.
There are two types of dentures – partial and full.
Flexible Partial Dentures
A partial denture is used to replace a few missing teeth. It is designed to fit around natural existing teeth and held in place by clasps that attach to neighboring teeth.
If you currently wear a partial, you may find that it just doesn’t fit properly. It can be a challenge to create a rigid partial that feels natural. But our flexible partial dentures solve that problem. Rather than using acrylic for the base, flexible dentures are made with a thin, unbreakable nylon material. Since they’re flexible, our partial dentures conform closely to the contours of your mouth for a naturally comfortable fit.
We use full dentures for patients who are missing all their teeth. Traditional full dentures sit on the gums and are removable. Dr. Barrett knows that the best dentures are those that don’t look like dentures. That is why he will take any steps necessary to create full dentures that restore function and give you back the beautiful smile you thought was gone forever.
Your new dentures will be made to our exact specifications. Even so, they are still a removable prosthetic and not a part of your natural mouth structure. If this concerns you – or you would just like a more permanent tooth replacement, we also offer implant-supported dentures.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that’s permanently placed in your jaw and used to support a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture. In the case of dentures, Dr. Barrett will work with a specialist who will expertly place the implants in your jaw. Dr. Barrett will then craft your denture with special attachments that snap onto the implant to hold the denture firmly in place. You don’t have to deal with messy adhesives or removing your dentures at night. Implant-supported dentures provide the ultimate in comfort and stability.
Are Dentures Right for You?
If you have been thinking about dentures but worry about discomfort or their appearance, we would love to speak to you. Please call our Reno, NV dental office and we will be happy to arrange a convenient dentures consultation with Dr. Barrett. At that time, he will go over all your tooth replacement options and work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits all your needs.