What Are Dentures?
Dentures are an affordable and aesthetic removable solution for replacing all of the teeth. Dentures are artificial teeth with an acrylic base that fits directly on the gums. Complete dentures are primarily held in place by suction, which also makes them very easy to remove.
These dental options, commonly referred to as false teeth, are utilized for people who are missing a lot of teeth or need to have most of their teeth, if not all, removed. There are various reasons why a patient would need to have their teeth removed. For many, their are old and heavily stressed, having suffered from chips, cracks, and breaks. The functionality of their teeth are no longer tolerable to the stress of daily life. Some patients have not practiced dental hygiene as rigidly as they should have and therefore have a lot of chonric cavities, weak teeth, and other problems that stem from poor oral hygiene. A smaller group that is also represented here are those who have bad genetics with their teeth and need replacements.
For removeable dentures, they must be removed for cleaning and should not be worn at night.
Different Types of Dentures
For patients that still have teeth that require removal, our Houston dental office offers immediate dentures. After extracting the remaining teeth, these immediate dentures are fitted and allowed to heal. During healing process, the bone and gums change shape and the denture may need to be relined once or several times to ensure proper fit with good suction.
Implant-supported dentures provide increased comfort and stability and decreased bone loss. By surgically placing the implant into the jawbone with a ball-and-socket connector, the denture can be securely attached and removed.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Dentures are designed to improve your quality of life. These false teeth can greatly enhance your smile, make eating and talking easier, and support the face to prevent sagging of the cheeks. Dentures are a cost effective way to replace your missing teeth.