What are dentures? Dentures have been a popular method of replacing missing teeth for decades. Our premium, natural-looking dentures can give you the ability to chew and speak again. They also can restore your smile and your appearance to what it was before. If you have been missing your teeth for a while, dentures can even improve your appearance.
Dr. Nazari and your Antoine Dental Center dentures dentist offer many treatment options for dentures. These include full dentures that replace all of your teeth, and partial dentures that replace several adjacent teeth in a row. For either type, we will expertly plan and fit your custom dentures to provide the most comfortable, well-fitting dentures possible.
Our premium full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth in your mouth. Although we may recommend full dentures if you have already lost all of your teeth, you may benefit from having your remaining teeth extracted to make room for full dentures.
During your consultation, we will determine whether we need to extract your remaining teeth. We will also check for decay or disease that we will need to remove before we can proceed. We will take digital X-rays to get clear pictures of your mouth to help us plan your custom dentures. We will also take impressions of your teeth to send to a lab that will create your dentures.
Full dentures may be slightly different in the way they are made, but they usually consist of realistic-looking teeth set in artificial, flesh-colored gums made of acrylic. At your fitting appointment, we will make sure your dentures fit inside your mouth properly. Your dentures will be naturally held in place by suctioning against your gums. As your mouth adjusts to keeping the dentures in place, you may need to come back in for adjustments and refittings. As your jaws change shape over time, you may require new dentures to ensure stability and a more natural appearance.
Partial dentures are similar to full ones because they also hold false teeth in natural-looking artificial gums. However, this treatment replaces one or several teeth. It is a long-lasting alternative to other tooth replacements, such as dental bridges. Our Houston restorative dentists will help stabilize your partial dentures with a metal brace anchored to your remaining natural teeth. We can also provide maximum stabilization by attaching your dentures to dental implants.
Caring for Your Dentures
With proper care, these tooth replacements can last for many years. Our lifelike dentures help resist stains and are strong, too. Despite their durability, our premium dentures benefit from good hygiene, just like your natural teeth do. If you want to get the most out of your dentures, it’s important to brush your dentures twice a day. When you remove your dentures each night, you should clean and soak them using products recommended by Dr. Nazari.
Over time, you may need to have us repair or replace your full or partial dentures. When you come in for your cleanings and exams twice a year, we will examine the condition of your dentures. If you are interested in a permanent solution for your missing teeth, you may consider traditional dental implants or our Teeth in a Day implants. We will discuss these options during your consultation.
To regain your smile, your ability to eat, your facial structure, and your confidence with dentures, contact us today for a consultation with your Houston dentist. You can reach us at 713-364-8990 or through our online appointment form.
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