A guide to modern, comfortable tooth replacement with dentures that mimic natural teeth!
We encourage you to reimagine dentures from Z dentistry in Reno, Nevada. Modern and precision-fit dentures look, feel, and function like healthy, natural teeth.
If you are tired of slipping or ill-fitting dentures, Dr. George Zatarain is happy to discuss alternatives to “conventional” dentures. We can transform your existing dentures into implant-supported dentures. In this option, your denture solidly attaches to implants and will increase your satisfaction with how the denture feels and functions. The sky’s the limit!
An introduction to dentures
Dentures can be used to replace as few as one tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures (“partials”) are acrylic teeth on a resin or a metal framework. This framework has clasps which curve around neighboring teeth to hold it in place. A partial can be taken out of your mouth for regular cleaning. Partials are for patients who have lost some teeth but still have healthy teeth remaining. Partial dentures are easily modified if you need to replace more teeth in the future.
Complete dentures are resin (acrylic) teeth on a base that replace all upper or all lower teeth. The denture provides a beautiful smile. It gives you all your teeth needed for biting and chewing food. Your denture will need to be re-fitted and adjusted periodically as tissues change or shrink or you have weight changes. Also, dentures do eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
As partners in your oral health, Z Dentistry works closely with you to ensure your dentures fit perfectly from the get-go. Furthermore, we aid in providing tailored techniques and recommendations to help you adjust quickly to wearing and using your new teeth. We can discuss relining and other services to adjust the denture as needed. So, it fits as the shape and size of your tissues change with time.
A world of options
Many patients find that their denture no longer stays in place and adhesive does not help. Bone loss, the jaw’s shape, the tongue’s force and weight changes can make it hard to get and keep a proper fit. Modern technology has given you the option of using Implants to hold your dentures securely in place. Generally, only two to four implants are used to hold the denture. You do not need to have an implant to replace every missing tooth. Many dentures-wearers also appreciate how Dr. Z can add implants to their existing dentures. Our patients have found this is a great option.
Implants replace the roots of missing teeth. Once connected to a bridge or denture, the implants hold the bridge or denture in place. This new method helps create the most natural look, feel, and function yet.
Call today at (775) 451-0616 without delay to discuss your many options for tooth replacement. We may even be able to preserve some of your teeth or replace teeth immediately following extraction with provisional or temporary dentures.