Do you suffer from extensive tooth loss? You’re not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), roughly 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and 40 million are missing all their teeth. If you contribute to either statistic, you understand just how much tooth loss can affect your quality of life. Fortunately, you don’t have to live that way forever. At Texas Dentistry and Braces, our restorative dentist offers dentures to help rebuild your smile and restore your confidence. If you’re ready to say goodbye to gaps in your smile, continue reading or schedule a consultation with our team today!
Whether you’re missing several teeth or an entire arch, you may be eligible to get dentures in Terrell. This method of tooth replacement is excellent for patients who want to enjoy a complete, functioning smile once again. During your consultation, we’ll conduct an oral examination to determine if this solution is right for you. It’s incredibly important you have healthy gums to support your new prosthetics. That said, if you have problems like tooth decay or gum disease, you’ll need to work the appropriate care into your treatment before you can start the denture process.
During a consultation, your dentist in Terrell will assess your goals and needs to narrow down the right type of denture for you. Based on their findings, they will recommend one of the following options:
If you’re only missing a few teeth, partial dentures may be the ideal option for you. They fit between the teeth, seamlessly closing gaps throughout your smile. The gum-colored base and custom-shaded teeth are held in place using small metal clasps that loop around the neighboring teeth.
For patients missing, an entire row of teeth, full dentures are an excellent solution to consider. They also have a discreet, gum-colored base and natural-looking teeth like partials. However, full dentures sit on top of the gums and are held in place using natural suction or a small amount of denture adhesive.
Do you want unmatched stability and durability? You might want to consider getting implant-retained dentures. A full or partial denture is attached to several dental implants that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Because the titanium posts are placed in the bone, they stimulate it to prevent deterioration, and your new teeth benefit from great stability. Additionally, you can expect to enjoy your new smile for several decades with proper care and maintenance!
Patients who choose dentures to address missing teeth can expect numerous benefits, including: