Missing teeth can have a lasting detrimental effect on your overall dental health as well as your appearance. Over time, your remaining teeth can drift as they attempt to fill the gap, even painfully popping out of their sockets. You may experience gum loss, bone loss, and the loss of your other teeth. Missing teeth can also interfere with your ability to chew and speak properly. Dentures may also become necessary if a patient needs extensive dental work that will require pulling several teeth, or can be a more comfortable and cost-effective option to undergoing many or repeated treatments.
Full dentures are a custom-made full set of top and bottom teeth replacement teeth. Unlike the dentures of the past, which were secured with goopy dental adhesive that didn’t always work well, today’s dentures can be secured in place with state of the art dental implants. This helps to keep them from sliding around uncomfortably, causing problems when attempting to chew or speak. They also look and feel more natural. Full dentures are used for patients who have either lost a large number of their natural teeth, or for a person who needs to have a large portion of their teeth removed due to trauma, extensive dental work, or other extensive dental health issues.
In some cases, you may only need a partial denture. These replacement teeth are usually made of a natural looking dental composite material attached to a metal framework. This framework is held in place by two crowns placed over anchor teeth on either side of the gap. The crowns help to keep the partial denture in place and provide a secure, natural feeling fit. The replacement teeth are custom-made in a dental laboratory in order to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, and most of the time no one can tell that you are wearing a partial.
If you are missing several teeth, or need extensive dental work that may require the pulling of several teeth, you may be a good candidate for either full or partial dentures. If you feel you would be a good candidate, or have questions that you would like answered about the procedures involved with having full or partial dentures made, call Buckner Family Dental at 214-328-3595 today for a consultation appointment and let our friendly and caring staff help you restore your smile to a more natural-looking and feeling state. Our Dallas dentist Jaime Osorio is ready to help with your denture issues.