Missing teeth and decaying teeth can have a tremendous impact on your smile and overall confidence. If you or a loved one feel it may be time to talk to your dentist about dentures, contact the dental professionals at Gentle Care Dentists in Arlington today. Our dental care experts will take the time to thoroughly examine the health of your teeth and gums before recommending the best dental solution for you. Contact our dental specialists today to schedule your appointment!

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Dentures are removable appliances that can help replace missing teeth due to instances of gum disease, tooth decay, injury and more. At Gentle Care Dentists, all of our dentures are custom fitted from an impression of your mouth in our state-of-the-art dental laboratory, so you can rest assured they will be a comfortable and snug fit. While there are a variety of denture options to choose from, our certified dental hygienists can help you determine which type of denture is best for you.

Conventional Full Dentures
The most common type of dentures available, conventional full dentures provide a full set of functional and removable teeth. Ideal for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth, these dentures are created from a gum colored acrylic material that can hold both porcelain and acrylic teeth. Suction is used to hold to top denture in place at the roof of your mouth, however some dental patients may require dental adhesives to help keep them from moving, especially in the lower jaw.

Partial Dentures
If there’s a small portion of your mouth with missing or decaying teeth, partial dentures may be the best option for your oral needs. A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your teeth naturally, offering an alternative and removable solution to dental bridges. Contact our dental experts to learn more dentures or to schedule an appointment!

Immediate Dentures
Some of our dental patients may choose to have immediate dentures installed as a temporary prosthesis while they recover from dental implants. Also known as temporary dentures, immediate dentures are carefully inserted into your mouth after oral surgery, so you don’t have to be without functional teeth while you recover. This type of denture can come in the form of full dentures or partial dentures, depending on your individual needs. While immediate dentures will help to restore your smile right away, they will not be a complete customized solution for your teeth and gums.