Dentures Specialist

Unique Smile Dentistry

Ardalan Zahedi, BDS, DDS, DMD

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Austin, TX

Missing teeth affect your ability to talk and eat as well as the appearance of your smile and face. Dr. Ardalan Zahedi offers custom dentures at Unique Smile Dentistry in Austin, Texas, to replace some or all of your teeth. To restore your smile with a natural-looking and cost-effective option, call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if dentures are right for you.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable dental devices used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures are custom made to match your natural teeth and often improve your smile. There are two varieties of dentures: full and partial.

Full dentures

Full dentures, which are sometimes called complete dentures, replace all of your teeth. Dr. Zahedi offers both immediate and conventional full dentures. Conventional dentures are made after your teeth have been extracted and your gums have healed, which means that you’ll have four to six weeks to wait without teeth.

Immediate dentures are provided as soon as your remaining teeth have been extracted and you wear them while your gums heal. Your gums will shrink as swelling subsides and your dentures will need to be adjusted, but you won’t have to go without teeth.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are used when you have some missing teeth and need to fill in the gaps between your remaining natural teeth. In addition to filling in the gaps in your smile, partial dentures also prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of place.

What is the process for fitting dentures?

You’ll have several appointments with Dr. Zahedi to get fitted for your dentures. He takes impressions and measures your teeth and gums to gather the information needed to custom make your dentures.

You’ll also have several fitting appointments where you’ll try on your dentures to make sure they fit correctly and are the right shape and color. Dr. Zahedi makes adjustments at these appointments to ensure a natural and comfortable fit.

How should I take care of my dentures?

Dr. Zahedi will tell you exactly how to clean and care for your dentures. Denture care typically includes:

  • Rinsing dentures and cleaning your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush after eating
  • Brushing your dentures at least once a day with a non-abrasive denture cleaner and a soft-bristled toothbrush
  • Soaking dentures overnight to maintain their shape

You should follow Dr. Zahedi’s instructions on wearing your dentures to ensure you get used to them quickly. You might find that reading aloud or singing along to the radio can help you get used to talking with your dentures.

Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out if dentures are right for you.