June 9, 2017
If you associate dentures with old age and denture cream commercials, it’s time to update your view. Modern dentures are far better than what your great grandma and grandpa may have worn — and that’s great news if you have experienced significant tooth loss. For patients who are missing more than a few teeth, a full or partial denture can be an excellent solution. Keep reading to learn more about your options in dentures in Benbrook!
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable tooth replacement for many missing teeth. A denture is made out of sturdy synthetic materials that look just like your teeth and gums, and it can be designed for use in the upper or lower jaw. An upper denture covers the roof of your mouth, and a lower denture is shaped like a U to accommodate the tongue.
To create a denture, our dental team takes X-rays and makes a mold of your jaw. This information is sent to the dental lab, where the denture is created by an expert. In all, the process for a traditional denture takes a few weeks to a month.
A denture can be full (complete) or partial. A full denture replaces an entire row of teeth in the upper or lower jaw, while a partial denture fits in with the remaining teeth like a missing puzzle piece. Metal brackets affixed to the natural teeth secure a partial denture.
When Dentures Are the Right Solution
Traditional dentures offer a quick way to new teeth for people who have suffered extensive tooth loss, and they are also usually the most affordable replacement option available. Because they are placed without an invasive surgery, patients of all ages and levels of health are candidates for dentures. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Givan to discuss your tooth replacement options.
Dental Implants Offer Increased Stability
While they provide an effective replacement that can help you eat, speak, and smile easily, traditional dentures rest on top of the gums, which means they may slip around or become uncomfortable over time. A replacement or refitting is necessary every five to seven years with traditional dentures — but dental implants offer a better option.
Patients who are eligible for the dental implants procedure should strongly consider the replacement. A denture that is retained by dental implants won’t slip or slide around, and by taking the place of the tooth’s root as well as the crown, implants stabilize the jawbone to keep it healthy and whole for a lifetime to come.
Benefits of an implant-retained denture include:
- No slippage
- No oral sores
- Eat what you like
- No need for denture adhesives
- Better investment over the long term
- And more
Let’s Discuss Your Tooth Replacement Today
Are you missing a substantial amount of teeth? Dentures in 76132 could be the best solution for your smile — but the only way to get started on your complete smile is to schedule an appointment with the Dr. Givan’s office. We can’t wait to help you smile!
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