Missing teeth aren’t just unappealing; they’re a threat to your oral health and tooth function. Ginger Rome, DDS, Laura Santo Salvo, DDS, and the team at The Dentists at North Cypress in Houston, Texas, understand the importance of healthy teeth. If you have missing teeth, the team can recommend several treatment options for dentures. Call the dental clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Dentures are removable replacement teeth. They mimic the appearance of your natural teeth and fit snugly on your gums to restore your speech and chewing abilities. While the use of dentures is hundreds of years old, modern techniques and technology allow these replacement teeth to look and function more similarly to your natural teeth.
The Dentists at North Cypress offer multiple options for dentures, including:
Partial dentures, which connect to ceramic or metal framework, replace some of your teeth. The foundational framework wraps around your supporting teeth for stability. While partial dentures include artificial teeth and gums, they don’t suction to the roof of your mouth or jaws.
Full dentures can replace all your teeth. They include artificial teeth and a pink acrylic base that closely resembles your natural gums. Also called complete dentures, these devices cover the roof of your mouth and suction to your gums for a tight fit that won’t shift out of position.
Implant-supported dentures don’t sit on top of your gums. Instead, they connect to dental implants. These replacement tooth roots are thin titanium posts that the team surgically implants into your jawbone through your gums. Like your tooth roots, dental implants hold your dentures in place, so they look, feel, and function exactly like your original teeth.
Missing teeth can threaten your oral health and appearance. Whether you have a few missing teeth your several, dentures can:
After a thorough evaluation, the team can determine whether dentures are right for you. They will discuss your treatment options to ensure your replacement teeth fit comfortably.
Before you get dentures, the team removes any unhealthy teeth in your mouth. Next, they take impressions to build your custom-made replacement teeth. The team also takes measurements to make sure your dentures fit perfectly. They send your impressions to a lab, which creates your dentures. When the dentures return from the lab, The Dentists at North Cypress can make any necessary adjustments for the best fit.
Call The Dentists at North Cypress today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dentures.