If a patient is missing most or all of their permanent teeth, Dr. Vela and Dr. Ng may recommend dentures in Corpus Christi, Texas. A denture is used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. This removable appliance will restore your smile. Our office offers two main types of dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the missing and partial dentures are used when one or more teeth remain on the lower or upper jaw.

The denture making process takes several weeks and a few appointments. Once our dentists decide which type of denture is right for you, they will make several impressions of your jaws. They will also measure how your jaws relate to each other and how much space there is between them. Using these impressions and measurements, models are made in the exact shape of your future denture. Our dentists will have you try on these models several times so the fit, color, and shape can be checked. Adjustments are made as necessary. Once the denture model has reached the ideal fit, color, and shape, the final denture will be cast. Once it is complete, any final adjustments are made as necessary.

We invite you to contact Vela Dental Centers Southside today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.