Your teeth are an important part of your overall health, confidence, and appearance. For patients missing all of their teeth, dentures can provide a natural-looking solution. Dr. Carmen designs full and partial dentures at our Norman, Oklahoma dental office.
What's the difference between full and partial dentures?
Full dentures replace all of the teeth on an upper or lower arch, whereas partial dentures are designed to fit in line with existing teeth. Both dentures and partials contain artificial teeth on a gum-colored base, and both will be made to look completely natural.
How does Dr. Carmen design dentures?
When you come in for your denture consultation, Dr. Carmen will discuss your vision of an ideal smile. He can restore your smile to its original form, or create the perfectly aligned, bright-white smile you've always wanted. After thoroughly examining your soft tissues and taking precise measurements, he may create a wax-up model that will allow you to preview the denture design. Highly-trained artisans handcraft the final restorations in a dental laboratory.
Will I still have to visit the dentist after receiving dentures?
Yes. You must continue to see Dr. Carmen for regular checkups after you receive your dentures. He will closely monitor the condition of your soft tissues and make minor adjustments to ensure your comfort. He can also offer homecare tips that will keep you dentures in optimal condition for years. Because your gums and bone change over time, you will need to have your denture relined or replaced every 7 to 10 years.
You can trust us with your smile. Call today to reserve your denture consultation with Norman dentist Dr. Bobby Carmen. Patients from Norman, Moore, the University of Oklahoma, Central Oklahoma, and beyond visit us for quality dental care.