Your dentist in Plano provides full and partial dentures for patients dealing with tooth loss. Gaps in the smile cause problems eating, speaking, and smiling with full confidence -- but dentures are a sturdy, natural-looking choice. Learn more about the tooth replacement option, including whether or not it’s the right solution for you, today!
Even just one missing tooth can have a serious effect on your oral and overall health. People dealing with tooth loss may suffer from poor nutrition, as chewing items like fresh fruits and vegetables or lean protein becomes more difficult. And without something filling the gap left by missing teeth, the surrounding natural teeth may drift out of place, causing orthodontic issues. Tooth decay and gum disease are more common in people who are missing one or more teeth, too.
Tooth replacement is crucial for your health and wellbeing -- and dentures provide an effective, affordable solution.
A denture is a set of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. They have been used to replace teeth for centuries -- and today’s dentures are more attractive, work better, and are sturdier than ever before. A full denture replaces an entire row of missing teeth in the top or bottom of the mouth. A partial denture fits securely in with surrounding natural teeth, much like a missing puzzle piece. Dentures may be held in place using suction (for full dentures), or with clasps or brackets (for partials).
Dental implants provide unsurpassed stability for full and partial dentures, but not everyone is a good candidate for the treatment. At Preston Bend Dental, we are happy to complete the entire procedure for dental implants from the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. Discuss your eligibility for dental implants with your dentist.
Dental implants come with a number of benefits for denture wearers -- mainly maximum stability and improved oral health. Our bones need stimulation to thrive, and the dental implant provides the activity needed to keep the jawbone healthy and whole. That means that dentures supported by dental implants will fit the way they should for years after their placement. When cared for properly, your dental implants can be expected to last a lifetime.
You and your dentist will discuss your options in denture retention to decide which is best for your smile.
It will take some time to adjust to your new denture -- especially if you have been without teeth for a while. The prosthetic teeth renew your ability to eat what you like, but you may need to start off cutting food into smaller bites. Practice reading aloud to yourself to get used to speaking with a denture. Most people who wear dentures find that they have adjusted to their new teeth after a few weeks of continued use.
Finding a sturdy replacement after tooth loss is crucial for your continued health. Please contact Preston Bend Dental to discuss full and partial dentures today! We will be happy to help you enjoy all the benefits of a complete, healthy, beautiful smile once again.