Tooth loss can affect a patient in so many ways. It can hinder the appearance
of the smile, lead to other oral health issues and negatively impact a
patient’s self-confidence. Today, people who are affected by tooth
loss have many options to choose from to restore their smiles. Mills Dental
Group is pleased to offer complete and partial dentures at our Houston,
TX, practice. Our dentists understand that patients often feel embarrassed
about seeking treatment, and provide the compassionate, attentive care
they need to feel at ease. Read more about dentures below, and
contact the practice at 281-556-1606 to schedule a complimentary consultation.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are replacement teeth that are made of porcelain and gum-colored
acrylic. This restorative dentistry treatment can be used to replace several
missing teeth or all of the teeth. Your dentist works closely with top
dental labs to ensure that dentures are natural-looking and made of the
highest-quality materials. Dentures are ideal for patients who have experienced
tooth loss but either cannot afford or are not candidates for
dental implants, a more permanent solution to tooth loss. Dentures have several cosmetic
and functional benefits, including:
- Enhance the appearance of the smile
- Prevent shifting of remaining teeth
- Support facial structure
- Improve speech
- Allow for comfortable eating and drinking
- Can last more than 10 years
- Increase a patient’s self-confidence
There are several different types of dentures. The kind that you receive
will depend on a number of factors, including how many teeth are missing,
your personal preferences, and the dentist’s recommendations. Partial
dentures are used for patients who have lost only some of their teeth,
but are not interested in receiving dental implants or dental bridges.
These dentures are held in place by the remaining natural teeth. Full
dentures are ideal for patients who have lost all of their natural teeth
in either jaw.
The Dentures Procedure
During a consultation, the dentist performs a thorough analysis of your
teeth and the structures of the mouth to determine if you are a candidate
for dentures. For patients who are receiving partial dentures, the doctor
takes an impression of the mouth to be used as a guide for the creation
of the denture. During a second appointment, the final denture is placed.
Patients who receive full dentures have two options for the procedure:
conventional dentures, or immediate dentures. For the conventional dentures
procedure, the dentist will extract any remaining teeth during an initial
appointment. After the area has healed, patients return to have an impression
of the mouth produced. Finally, during a third appointment, the final
denture is placed and the smile is completely restored. During an immediate
dentures procedure, there is no waiting period between tooth extraction
and the placement of the denture—the denture is placed immediately
after the removal of all remaining teeth.
The dentists of Mills Dental Group are highly trained in fitting comfortable,
natural-looking, affordable dentures that complement your individual facial
structure. Properly fitted dentures can not only restore your dental health,
but also make you look younger, feel more confident, improve your speech
and regain the pleasure of eating the foods you love.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Our mission is to provide all our patients with the best in dental care.
To obtain more information about the different types of denture products
and determine which is right for you, make an appointment with one of
our knowledgeable dentists by calling our office at 281-556-1606.