What are the different types of dentures available to Woodlands area residents?

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Not everyone plans for the loss of teeth over the course of their lifetime. Natural teeth might be extracted or lost due to aging, disease, or trauma. When tooth loss occurs, patients are encouraged to seek an immediate solution to retain the functionality and beauty of their smiles. Lost teeth can affect chewing, biting, speech, and appearance. Without a proper solution in a timely manner, existing teeth can shift out of place and create gaps throughout the dental arch. Dr. Robert Dernick, DDS of The Woodlands community encourages patients to seek immediate assistance as soon as they have lost a permanent tooth.

Although some patients can benefit from the placement of a dental implant or a dental bridge, others may enjoy treatment with dentures. Several types of dentures are available to Woodlands community patients, including partial dentures, full cosmetic dentures, and implant-supported dentures.

Partial Dentures
When patients have lost one or several teeth within a dental arch, a partial denture can restore the smile. They are made with both metal and acrylic frameworks to snap into the dental arch and place false teeth in the appropriate locations. This can be a long-term solution or a temporary fix until a more permanent option is considered.

Full Cosmetic Dentures
When the entire arch of teeth are missing, full cosmetic dentures are required. They incorporate acrylic gums and teeth and they are held in place with suction or dental adhesives. The dentures are made to look completely natural while allowing patients the ability to improve their smiles cosmetically.

Implant-Supported Dentures
Patients who are unhappy with traditional dentures and want more support can consider the benefits of implant-supported dentures. Full cosmetic dentures are created to snap into place with surgically implanted dental restorations. These dental implants are drilled into the jawbone and they offer the best in strength and stability. These are often more expensive, but their functionality is unrivaled.

Dr. Robert Dernick, DDS of The Woodlands, TX offers new and existing patients in the Spring areas the benefit of cosmetic restorations such as partial, full, and implant-supported dentures.

Are you considering restoring your smile? Contact our team today to schedule your consultation appointment and examination.


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