Throughout your life, you had never expected to live with the complications caused by missing teeth. Unfortunately, now you can no longer enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, or smile with confidence because you suffer from tooth loss. To fill the empty spaces, our dentists in Texarkana have the solutions you need. With dentures or partials, you can regain a complete, confident smile. Although they have a bad reputation for looking fake in the past, rest assured that we use the highest quality materials to create a smile that looks natural. To see if dentures are right for you, give us a call today to schedule your consultation.
Dentures are an excellent choice for people dealing with moderate to severe tooth loss. What’s more, practically any healthy adult can be considered a good candidate for them! However, you’ll still need to come visit us for a consultation to make sure dentures are a good choice for you. After we’ve gone over your tooth replacement goals and options, we’ll check the health of your mouth. It’s important that issues like tooth decay and gum disease are taken care of before we fit you for dentures. After all, we want your new smile to feel as good as it looks!
Every tooth in your mouth has an important role to promote your oral health and functions. When even one is missing, it significantly impacts your daily life as well as your dental health. If you do not replace them, the complications will continue, which can eventually lead to additional tooth loss.
To rehabilitate your smile and your quality of life, we can fill the empty spaces with a variety of types of dentures in Texarkana. Depending on your unique needs and preferences, we may recommend one of the following:
If you have several missing teeth, partials may be the solution for you. It involves a removable oral appliance that features a gum-colored plate that is designed to mimic your gums. The base holds your new prosthetic teeth, which is attached to a metal framework or attachments. This allows it to connect it to your remaining natural teeth to hold it in place.
Although it may feel a bit awkward at first, in no time at all you will be able to speak and chew with ease. With the right aftercare, your new smile will last for about 5 years before needing to be replaced. To promote its longevity, it is best to take the time to clean it each day while also visiting your dentist regularly for adjustments.
Complete tooth loss on the top or bottom arch can be treated with a full denture. Now, several advancements have been made to allow them to look and feel more natural than ever before. An acrylic gum-colored base is made from impressions of your mouth. Custom-made prosthetic teeth are attached to it. To hold the denture in place, an adhesive or suction is used.
A denture provides an affordable and convenient solution to treat your tooth loss. To ensure that your new smile lasts, it is best to take the time to clean and soak it each day. To promote the ideal fit, visit your dentist regularly for adjustments.
If you would like a more permanent solution for your dentures, an implant denture may be for you. Instead of relying on your remaining teeth or suction with your gums to stay in place, this type of denture is anchored into your mouth with four or more dental implants. Dental implants are placed in the jawbone to recreate the roots of missing teeth, giving the dentures they support unmatched comfort, functionality, and longevity. We’ll discuss your candidacy for implant dentures during your consultation.
There are plenty of reasons why dentures have remained as one of the most popular tooth loss solutions available, including:
If you are ready to stop living with the challenges of missing teeth, Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry has the solutions you need. We will perform a comprehensive consultation to create a customized treatment plan to restore your smile with dentures or partials.
To start your journey to an improved quality of life, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
Tooth loss is an issue that affects approximately 178 million Americans, but this doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with gaps in your smile. Dentures are a lifechanging option for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth, but you may still have some questions. Here are the answers to the most common questions we receive about dentures. If you don’t see the information, you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Just give us a call and we’d be happy to help:
Repairing a damaged tooth whenever possible is always a preferable option than replacing it. Tooth extractions of any kind will only ever be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary, like when a tooth is too damaged to save thanks to extensive decay, a severe infection, or trauma to the mouth. If all the teeth in an arch are decayed or infected, replacing them may be most cost effective in the long run, but we will always explore all of your options before considering this.
Dentists generally recommend that you take your dentures out before going to sleep. When you first get your dentures, you’ll typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including nighttime, but after this, you should be taking them out each night. Wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums, leading to soft tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Taking dentures out gives the gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need during the night. The dark, moist space beneath the dentures is the perfect place for bacteria to thrive, so sleeping with dentures has been associated with a higher risk of pneumonia. Generally, it is a good idea to take them out.
If you need to have teeth extracted before you get dentures, you’re likely to experience some discomfort after the oral surgery. Take your prescribed pain medication as directed and this should improve 3 to 5 days after the procedure. When you first get your new dentures, you may experience some minor irritation as your mouth adjusts. The amount of time this takes varies from person to person. If you are switching to a new pair of dentures, the process may take longer than before. If your pain persists, give us a call. This way, we can check for underlying issues that need to be addressed.
When you lose teeth, your facial muscles will sag over time, giving your face a sunken appearance. Getting dentures will help to provide support to the facial muscles that have collapsed and improve your appearance. If you realize that your dentures aren’t quite fitting right, come see us to have them refitted or replaced. Ill-fitting dentures may not be providing your facial muscles with the proper support.