Dentures and partials to restore the smile
If you have lost teeth, or even a single tooth, whether from an injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, you’re not the only one! Losing teeth can be a big blow to your confidence and make eating and speaking difficult, no matter what your age. But there’s no need to worry! Dentures and partial dentures can help restore the function and appearance of your smile.
What are dentures and partials?
Cosmetic dentures are artificial teeth that are made to look like natural teeth. They’re usually made of acrylic or porcelain and are supported by the gums. Partial dentures are typically used when a few natural teeth are left. They fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are held in place by metal clasps that attach to the natural teeth. Many patients in the Dallas, Texas area who are considering ways to replace missing teeth are often pleased to find the ease of use with partials and full dentures as well as economical.
What are some of the downsides of dentures?
Dentures and partial dentures can effectively improve the function and appearance of your smile after tooth loss. But they’re not without their challenges. It takes some time to get used to wearing them, and they may feel loose or uncomfortable at first. It is vital that you specifically follow your dentist’s instructions for care and cleaning to ensure that your custom dentures last as long as possible. Modern false teeth have come a long way since your grandparents’ dentures. So learning about using partial dentures for front teeth or complete cosmetic dentures to replace the entire arch is just the first step in taking charge of the appearance and function of your smile!
Am I a good candidate for partial or complete dentures?
If you’re considering complete dentures or partial dentures, talk to our dentists at Dallas Laser Dentistry about what’s right for you. Drs. Mary Swift and Morgan Petty can help you decide if dentures are the best option for restoring your smile. Call 469 838 5292 to schedule an appointment at their Dallas, TX practice at 7557 Rambler Road, Suite #1023.