If your dentures don’t fit right, eating and talking can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Custom dentures from Linda Kay Nichols, DMD, PA, a highly-trained cosmetic dentist in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are designed to fit your mouth perfectly to restore your smile and confidence. Learn more about the custom dentures by scheduling a consultation today by phone or with the online booking tool.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They restore your smile while improving the function of your mouth for speaking and eating, but they will never feel exactly the same as your natural teeth.
Dr. Nichols is an expertly trained cosmetic dentist offering a variety of artificial and replacement teeth options, including dentures. Your custom denture options include:
To ensure the perfect fit for dentures, Dr. Nichols also performs tooth extractions, denture adjustments, relines, and repairs, if necessary. Custom dentures not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they restore the function of your mouth for chewing and speaking and fit comfortably.
You need a full denture if all of your teeth are missing. If you still have some of your natural teeth, you can get a partial denture to replace the missing teeth. Partial dentures are held in your mouth with clasps that fit around your remaining natural teeth, while full dentures are fitted with a seal on your gums and soft tissues.
With a proper fit and when cared for properly, dentures last about five years. Your jawbone shrinks over time, which will cause your dentures to become loose. Prolonging the life of your dentures is possible with regular visits to the dentist to ensure a proper fit. Dr. Nichols can also adjust and refit the denture to your mouth as your mouth changes shape and size over time.
If your dentures break or become fractured, schedule an appointment at Linda Kay Nichols, DMD, PA, for repair. Most minor fractures in artificial teeth are fixed quickly.
Like natural teeth, dentures require daily cleaning with a toothbrush and denture toothpaste to reduce the risk of infection. When not worn, dentures should be placed in a container of cold or room-temperature water or denture cleaner. Never put dentures in hot water as the heat can damage or change the shape of your dentures.
To restore your self-confidence and replace missing teeth with dentures, call the office today or schedule a denture consultation online to learn more.