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Come See Dr. Givan for Dentures in Fort Worth
What comes to mind when you hear the word dentures? If you’re picturing an older person with fake looking teeth that strangely seem to move out of place, then you don’t know dentures. Today, both full and partial dentures are a far cry better than their predecessors. If you are missing one or more teeth, then Dr. Givan can provide attractive and comfortable dentures in Fort Worth.
Why Get Dentures?
The obvious answer to that question is staring you in the face every time you look in the mirror: without teeth, a smile just isn’t a smile. And the way your smile looks to others can have a real effect on how you feel about yourself. So for the sake of your self-confidence, dentures can be very important.
In addition, missing teeth can impact your oral and general health, too. Even if you are only missing one tooth, you are more susceptible to decay in your remaining teeth, misalignment as adjacent teeth shift to fill in the gap and gum disease. And with gum disease comes the possibility of several systemic illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. Therefore, the importance of replacing that one missing tooth—to say nothing of several or an entire arch—cannot be understated.
Partial Dentures Fill-In the Blanks
If you have a blank spot in your smile because of mild to moderate tooth loss, then consider a partial. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, there are about 175 million people in the U.S. missing at least one tooth. If you are one of these people, then Dr. Givan can customize a partial denture for you. A removable partial is made of false teeth that are attached to a metal or metal and acrylic base. Hidden clasps securely attach the partial to adjacent teeth for a secure hold. If there are natural teeth between two or three missing ones, then Dr. Givan will design a partial that fits neatly into place like a jigsaw piece.
Full Dentures in Fort Worth
If you are missing all of the teeth along your top or bottom jaw—and 10 percents of American adults are—then you need a full denture. Like dentures of old, these are made of false teeth attached to a base that looks like natural gum tissue. Unlike old dentures, however, there are new materials and manufacturing techniques that make modern dentures more natural looking and more comfortable than ever before. Dr. Givan will take precise measurements of your gum ridge and your mouth to ensure a proper fit.
Request an Appointment Today
If you would like to discuss partials or dentures in Benbrook, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Forest Hill, or Saginaw, don’t wait to get in touch with Dr. Givan. Request an appointment online today!