When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Vela and Dr. Rodriguez may recommend dentures in Kingsville, Texas. A denture is a removable appliance that restores the beauty and functionality of your smile by replacing missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. Our office provides both complete and partial dentures.

Complete dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are made after any remaining teeth have been removed. They are ready for placement after about eight to twelve weeks. Immediate dentures are ready for placement as soon as the natural teeth are removed, but are usually used as temporary dentures.

Partial dentures are used when one or more teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A removable partial denture, which is sometimes called a bridge, is made of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored base. This is sometimes attached to a metal framework that holds the denture in the correct position in your mouth. A precision partial denture is also removable. Instead of having clasps, a precision partial denture has internal attachments that hold it in place. This type of denture has a more natural appearance.

We encourage you to contact Vela Dental Centers Kingsville today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.