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Idea Dental

General Dentists located in Northline, Houston, TX

If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, dentures can give your smile a new lease on life. The professionals at Idea Dental offer exceptional and affordable customized dentures and dedicated follow-up care for all of their Houston, Texas, area patients. To learn more about how the team at Idea Dental in Northline can improve your smile with dentures, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Denture Q&A

What are dentures? 

Dentures are a prosthetic device that replaces some or all of the teeth in your smile. They’re artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base, which is held in place on your gums with suction, adhesive, or dental implants.

Full dentures look slightly different depending on whether they’re replacing teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The acrylic base on upper jaw dentures covers the roof of your mouth, while dentures for your lower jaw are shaped more like a horseshoe to allow room for your tongue.

Dentures have gone through many technological advancements recently. Today’s dentures are far more comfortable and natural-looking than they used to be. 

Why should I get dentures? 

Dentures help you rediscover your smile, which has a number of benefits, including:

  • Making it easier for you to chew
  • Maintaining the shape of your face
  • Improving your ability to properly speak

For many people, not having teeth can be a source of embarrassment. Dentures enable you to reclaim your smile and share it with the world.

How do I get dentures?

Idea Dental takes a patient-centered approach to make dentures, ensuring that you end up with a smile that you love.

If you’ve decided that dentures are for you, the team first takes an impression of your mouth and measurements of your jaw. These are sent to a lab that designs and fabricates a wax model of your dentures. The wax model functions as a rough draft and allows you to test and adjust the fit, shape, and color of your dentures until they’re just right.

Once you and the Idea Dental team have altered your wax model so that it fits comfortably and looks perfect, they send it back to the lab to cast your final dentures. Even after your final dentures have been cast, the team at Idea Dental continues to work with you to make sure that they always feel comfortable in your mouth, offering reshaping or relining services if your mouth, gums, or jaw ever changes in size or shape.

What does it feel like to wear dentures?

Dentures might feel slightly uncomfortable at first, but this is an entirely normal sensation. Your mouth needs some time to adjust to holding your dentures in place, and there’s typically an adjustment period as the muscles in your mouth figure out how to work with your new appliance. During this time, some patients report that their dentures feel loose or bulky in their mouths.

After you’ve adjusted, however, you’ll actually feel more comfortable when you’re wearing your dentures than you do when you’re not wearing them. 

If you’re ready for the team of professionals at Idea Dental to improve your smile with affordable dentures, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.