Dentures

Dentures in Las Cruces, NM

Are you suffering from the effects of missing teeth? If you’re missing one or more teeth you may have noticed a decline in your appearance and overall health. If this is the case, we can help you achieve a beautiful, full smile with dentures.

Types of Dentures We Offer

Since each patient has different dental needs, we offer multiple different types of dentures. If you’re not sure which option is best for you, we’ll work with you to create a customized treatment plan for you.

Partial Dentures

If you’re missing one or multiple teeth, Dr. Borham may suggest partial dentures. This restoration consists of one or more dental crowns that are attached to your existing natural teeth. We’ll either attach it using metal framework, or by placing crowns over existing adjacent teeth to support the partial denture.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are a great option for those who are missing a full set of teeth. This restoration is custom fit to your mouth and secured firmly to your gums. You’ll start experiencing an improvement in your appearance and oral health after receiving this restoration option.

Both partial and full dentures are an affordable way to restore your smile, and often you can even receive these options in just one visit.

Implant Retained Dentures

If you’re looking for a more secure replacement option, talk to Dr. Borham about implant retained dentures. These removable dentures are secured to your mouth using dental implants.

First, the number of implants you need will be placed in your jawbone. Next, your removable dentures will be attached to the implants. With this option, you’ll notice your dentures fit better and are less likely to loosen over time.

Are You a Candidate for Dentures?

If you’re missing teeth for whatever reason, replacing them with dentures may be a beneficial solution. Dentures will boost your self-confidence and improve or create relationships as well.

You may also be a candidate for dentures if your teeth are severely decayed or damaged. Dr. Borham will securely attach your dentures in your mouth after extracting the damaged teeth, leaving you with an attractive smile you’ll be proud to show off.

If you’ve noticed a decline in your ability to eat your favorite foods or talk to others, dentures will improve these functions and alleviate the stress they may be causing.

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Maintaining and Repairing Dentures

Since dentures are a replacement for your natural teeth, we recommend taking extra care of them, only consuming food or beverages that won’t damage them.

Cleaning your dentures regularly is also essential if you want your dentures to last for many years to come and avoid oral problems. Taking out your dentures and cleaning them with a toothbrush and toothpaste is the best way to ensure they don’t become stained or worn.

We’ll also provide a cleaning solution for you to soak your dentures in. Before you go to bed, simply take out your dentures and leave them in the solution overnight. This will ensure they’re disinfected and won’t damage your gums.

If your dentures break or become ill-fitting, contact us right away. Dr. Borham will inspect them and send them to a special lab to be fixed.

Denture Replacement

Dentures will enhance your smile, but some options might not be sufficient long term solutions for some patients. While implant-retained dentures may be beneficial for many people, others may prefer a more permanent option.

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth that are inserted directly to your jawbone to stimulate bone growth. They also provide you with more freedom and eliminate restrictions on what you can eat and drink. Dr. Borham can replace one, multiple, or even a full arch of teeth with natural-looking implants.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

My current pair of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?

If you experience discomfort with your dentures, contact Dr. Borham immediately. He’ll have you come into his office so he can re-evaluate your restoration.

My dentures broke, how do I fix them?

Dentures are complex and should only be fixed by a professional. We recommend that you bring them into our office so we can send them to a special lab to repair them.

Does my dental insurance cover dentures?

Coverage varies from provider to provider. While your insurance plan may cover a large amount of the cost, your best option would be to contact us or talk to your insurance company directly.

What are dentures made of?

Dentures are made of different materials. The “teeth” are made of porcelain crowns, and the “gums,” or framework, are made of metal or acrylic resin.

How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove staining?

To clean your dentures, you’ll remove your restorations and brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You’ll also soak them in a special solution overnight to deep clean then.

To remove stains, you can either purchase a denture cleaner made to remove stains or bring them into our office to have them cleaned professionally.

How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?

Dental implants provide a secure base for dentures, making them more stable while performing daily functions. Ask Dr. Borham about our implant-retained dentures for more information.

Receive A Complete Smile in Las Cruces, NM

Are you ready to restore your smile and improve your appearance as well as daily functions? Dentures are natural-looking restorations that will provide you with a full smile. Contact us at 575-523-5589 to get started on your journey to a new smile.