Tooth loss is difficult for any individual. In addition to impacting vital functions such as biting, chewing, and speaking, the loss of teeth can also affect us mentally. Many individuals with permanent tooth loss suffer from low confidence or even depression. At Dentistry By Design in Richardson, Texas, we can help patients regain functionality and confidence with the help of dentures for missing teeth.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are for total tooth loss, while partial dentures are designed for several missing teeth and often fit between remaining natural teeth. Both types of dentures are custom-fabricated in dental labs to look and feel natural. We utilize only the highest quality dentures so that the final results look and function closely to natural teeth as possible.
For patients who want more stability and longevity, there are implant-supported dentures. This restoration begins with implants strategically placed into the jawbone to take the place of the natural tooth root. As the area heals, the bone will start to fuse around the jawbone, creating a stable foundation to secure the dentures. Once this healing process is complete, which can take several months, abutments or connectors are attached to the implants. The entire treatment is complete when the custom-fabricated dentures are secured to the abutments. Because implant-supported dentures are stabilized in the jawbone, they are highly durable and will function like natural teeth. Implants are also beneficial because they prevent bone atrophy and keep the dentures securely in place for confidence while eating and speaking.
If you have tooth loss, you must schedule a consultation with your Richardson, Texas, area dentist. During this appointment, the team can discuss your options for tooth replacement and help you determine which is best for you based on your goals, budget, and lifestyle.
At Dentistry By Design, we are committed to helping our patients enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles. To learn more about the various options for tooth replacement and how dentures can help you, please call us at (972) 299-3663.