Replace Your Missing Teeth With Dentures
If you are missing teeth or have severely decayed teeth, you may be afraid to smile out in public or in social situations. When you are missing teeth or need to have irreparable teeth removed, you have options for replacement with our dentures dentist in Dallas, TX. One of the most common and affordable options for teeth replacement is dentures. When dental crowns, bridges, or implants are not a solution, dentures typically are.
One of the biggest concerns many patients have is that they are worried that the dentures will irritate their gums, fall out, or slip when they eat and talk. The technology behind dentures has come far over the last few decades so that those problems are minimized or removed altogether.
When you need dentures, the team at Dr. Fred Thompson’s office can work with you to provide you the following types:
Implant-retained dentures on balls (overdentures)
Implant-supported dentures on bars
Get a Beautiful Smile With Full Dentures
If you are missing all of your teeth, most of your teeth, or need to have your remaining damaged teeth removed, full dentures are a great option. When you want to continue working or living your life with teeth, immediate dentures can be placed in your mouth directly after your teeth are extracted. The immediate dentures will need to be sized a few times to adjust to the changes in your mouth during the healing process. Once your mouth and jaw are healed, traditional dentures will then be fitted to your mouth.
If you do not need immediate dentures, traditional dentures are another option. Once the mouth is completely healed from extractions and your jaw has adjusted in size, we will make custom-made dentures to fit your mouth. You will be without teeth while your jaw heals, so this option does not work for everyone.
Change Your Smile With Partial Dentures
If you are missing a few teeth in your mouth, partial dentures may be the answer. As long as your other teeth are healthy, partials can work wonders for tooth replacement. The partial denture base is made from a gum-colored base that is placed over top of a metal frame. The frame fits around supporting teeth to anchor the dentures in place.
Implant-Retained and Implant-Supported Dentures
When it comes to dentures, there are more options than just full and partial dentures. You can choose from implant-retained or implant-supported dentures. These options use implants to secure the dentures in your mouth. Typically, a good candidate for this procedure will have enough jawbone remaining to support the implant.
Implant-retained dentures contain metal balls that snap onto to the implants. Implant-retained dentures use a bar curved to the shape of your teeth that attaches to implants, and then the dentures are attached to the bar. Both options provide more comfort than removable dentures and also eliminate the need for messy adhesives. One of our dentists can do a thorough examination to help determine if one of these types of dentures is for you.
If you are interested in learning more about how dentures can help improve and fill out your smile, give the team at our office a call today at (972) 231-2576. If you are in a rush, you can fill out our convenient online appointment form, and one of our friendly team members will call you back shortly.