Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures will help you regain your confidence with your new beautiful smile!
When adults lose teeth, it is devastating. Unlike childhood, where losing a baby tooth is celebrated, tooth loss in adulthood is not cause for celebration. Moreover, the effects of tooth loss are profound. It makes eating and speaking very cumbersome and greatly affects a person’s self-confidence and mood. Many edentulous patients become socially isolated and depressed because tooth loss affects their ability to feel content with their appearance. Fortunately, our practice offers custom-made dentures as an option for restoring one’s smile and oral function.
Today’s dentures are lifelike and durable. By replacing the visible structure of teeth, a denture provides a biting surface for chewing food as well as a natural looking method for improving the appearance of a smile affected by tooth loss. It is essential that dentures are custom made so that they fit comfortably in the mouth and function as close to natural teeth as possible.
The fabrication process for creating dentures is intricate. It begins with taking very precise molds of a patient’s mouth as well as pictures. This will allow our team to specify the unique measurements needed to create one’s new set of teeth. Once the specifications are determined, they are sent to a dental laboratory so that technicians can begin to create them. Dentures are made from high quality and lifelike materials such as porcelain and acrylics. The bases of dentures are tinted to match the color of periodontal tissue so that they blend seamlessly into the gums when worn.
There are two types of dentures, full and partial. Full dentures replace a complete arch of teeth. Those who have suffered from total tooth loss will require two full dentures to replace teeth missing in the upper and lower jaws. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are made to replace missing teeth in between or adjacent to biological teeth. Unlike full dentures, partials will clasp to the backs of teeth to stay in place.
Implant Supported Dentures
Another alternative for edentulous patients are dentures supported by dental implants. Traditional dentures lay on top of the gums where the curved shape of the jawbone supports them. Sometimes, patients might resort to using sticky adhesives to keep them in place – especially as the jaw begins to atrophy since the roots of teeth no longer stimulate it. Implants are titanium components that are embedded into the jawbone. They feature abutments that protrude slightly through the gums where dentures will be attached. A series of dental implants will be embedded throughout the jaw so that the weight and pressure exerted upon dentures is evenly distributed. By anchoring dentures to implants, oral function is increased because the possibility of denture movement is eliminated.
VIDEO: Removable partial dentures
For questions about your tooth replacement options, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Our team will develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and lifestyle.
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Allen, TX 75013
Meet the Doctors
Jeffrey N. Williams, DDS
Dr. Jeff’s eye for beauty and attention to detail allows him to create fabulous smiles for his patients.LEARN ABOUT DR. JEFF
Steve M. Williams, DDS
Dr. Steve creates healthy, attractive smiles and enjoys seeing the dramatic results of modern cosmetic dentistry.LEARN ABOUT DR. STEVE
Brad D. Wyatt, DMD
Dr. Brad is an excellent clinician and genuine people person, who is energetic, kind and gentle.LEARN ABOUT DR. BRAD