Having a smile with multiple missing teeth or an entire arch can pose several challenges for an individual. Beyond the self-consciousness it may cause, there can be a significant impact on oral health. Any remaining teeth can shift into the vacant spaces, resulting in crowding and an uneven appearance. Plus, exposed gum tissue becomes more vulnerable to infections, potentially leading to further tooth loss. The good news is that our team at Long Family Dental of Cleburne has a solution that not only restores a complete smile, but also protects your oral health: dentures! To learn more about this method of tooth-replacement, continue reading or give us a call today.
No matter how extensive your tooth loss may be, dentures can help restore your smile. During your consultation, our team will conduct a thorough examination to identify and address any preexisting oral health conditions. For instance, if you are dealing with gum disease or tooth decay, we will make sure to address these issues first. Plus, we’ll determine whether or not extractions are required to create space for your new denture.
At your first appointment, we’ll discuss the various denture options available to meet your specific needs. These include:
Partial dentures have an acrylic, gum-colored base attached to prosthetic teeth. Made for patients missing some teeth throughout their mouth, these dentures fill gaps seamlessly, even for non-adjacent missing teeth. They are secured with metal clasps and attached to healthy teeth, and can also be easily removed for cleaning.
Made from similar materials as partial dentures, full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth, providing a complete smile. Held in place with suction and denture adhesives, these prosthetics have been a reliable solution for centuries, offering improved oral health and enhanced functionality in speaking, eating, and smiling. With full dentures, you can regain confidence and embrace a better quality of life.
For a permanent solution, consider implant dentures! Our team will strategically position these implant posts along your jawbone, allowing them to fuse with natural bone tissues over time. Following the placement of each implant, a personalized denture is created and securely affixed to the implants. This results in a full, natural-looking smile that functions like natural teeth and can last for decades or even a lifetime.
You may wonder why dentures are preferred over traditional dental bridges. Well, here are some key benefits: