At Tier One Dental, we provide dentures to replace missing teeth. These removable oral appliances are designed to restore a person’s smile, improve their chewing and speech abilities, and help them eat and speak more comfortably. Most types of dentures are made of either acrylic resin or a combination of metal and plastic. They can be either partial or complete. Some are fabricated to fit among existing teeth, while others are designed for a full set replacement. Complete dentures replace the entire upper or lower teeth set and may be fixed using denture adhesive or dental implants. Partial dentures replace a single tooth or several adjacent ones and clip onto neighboring natural teeth with clasps.
The Procedure for Dentures
A denture is a removable prosthesis that restores the look of one’s smile when teeth are missing due to trauma or disease. Our dentist will take impressions of the mouth and send them to a lab where the dentures will be fabricated to fit the unique size and shape of a patient’s mouth. Many patients choose to have removable dentures because they won’t damage the teeth surrounding the mouth's space.
The Advantages of Dentures
When a patient needs dentures, it may be because they have lost teeth due to decay or trauma. However, there are several other reasons patients may need dentures. For example, patients with congenital disabilities may have misshapen jaws, making it difficult to comfortably and adequately eat and enjoy food. A patient who has suffered facial injuries may also need a set of custom-fit dentures to help restore their smile. These are but some of the benefits of using dentures to replace missing teeth.
While dentures are removable prosthetics, they can still provide significant benefits. First, they can improve a patient’s self-confidence by allowing them to smile confidently. Second, they will enable the patient to enjoy eating all foods again. Third, they help to provide the proper support for facial muscles to work correctly. Patients who use dentures typically notice these benefits very quickly. Most patients can adjust well to their dentures rapidly, allowing them to enjoy their removable prosthetic benefits.
If you want to learn more about all treatment options available for missing teeth or if you’re wondering if dentures are suitable for you, visit Tier One Dental at 279 TX-46, Seguin, TX 78155, or call (830) 372-2852.