Dentures have stood the test of time and are still in wide use for tooth replacement today. While they offer generally acceptable performance, they do have their downsides. If you’re already wearing dentures you may know these all too well. Dentures stay in place with suction or adhesive pastes. Through jawbone recession and wear they can come loose—often at the worst times. You may be eating or speaking with a friend and the dentures suddenly slip, embarrassing you. Their instability can also cause painful friction against your gums. If these concern you, our tooth replacement specialists at Smile Rehab Centers encourage you to consider options that put an end to loose dentures in Southlake, TX.
Our dentist at Smile Rehab Centers offers multiple paths to a secure smile in Southlake, TX, all with one element in common: dental implants. Implant supported dentures combine some features of dentures and dental implants in a single dental appliance. With this solution you have dental implants inserted into your jaw and then a full-arch denture attached to it. The implants stop your denture from shifting during meals and other daily activities, enable you to eat a wider, more satisfying variety of foods, and prevent the bone loss that can happen with traditional dentures due to lack of a root structure.
The next option is full mouth or full arch dental implants. This solution is widely considered to be the best overall choice for tooth replacement today. Created to last many years, with regular maintenance may provide up to a lifetime of dependable function and lifelike beauty. Anchored firmly in your jaw, dental implants are strong enough to allow you to eat all your favorite foods with confidence—hard, chewy, and crunchy foods. Dental implants don’t develop decay or infection and their restorations won’t stain. They can truly change your life!
If you are missing multiple teeth along your upper or lower arch, a partial denture can be created using an acrylic base and artificial teeth. Working similarly to a puzzle piece, this prosthetic carefully fits into place using metal clasps or clips that attach to your natural, healthy teeth. Not only does it offer a more pleasing aesthetic, but it fills in the gap to allow for a more even bite.
Complete dentures are a great way to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Using the same materials as partial dentures, the only difference is they rely on your natural suction to hold them in place. Many patients, however, do opt to use denture adhesive for added security. With complete dentures, you can feel more confident in your ability to eat, speak, and smile with greater confidence.
For a more permanent approach to tooth loss, you can opt for implant dentures. Instead of your prosthetics sitting on top of your gums, they can be secured to titanium dental implant posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone. Creating a firm foundation, these prosthetics can be fixed or removable depending on your preference.
We are highly qualified to provide treatment to replace missing teeth, including rebuilding lost jawbone. As an added benefit to your treatment, we can perform periodontal treatments, with the capabilities and talent to optimize soft tissue esthetics as well as promote long-term function with dental implant solutions. We take from years of focused experience to provide the best treatment option for your current situation and oral health goals—expert care that reveals truly amazing and long-lasting results!
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