As one of dentistry’s longest-standing restorative appliances, dentures have come a long way in mimicking the natural teeth they are meant to replace. Innovative dental porcelain and other materials help create highly-realistic replacement teeth (pontics), while advanced acrylics provide comfortable, customized bases for the lifelike pontics. Still, even advanced dentures need a little assistance when it comes to fully rebuilding your smile. For instance, only by securing your dentures to a series of dental implants can you ensure that your new smile is as sturdy and reliable as your healthy, natural teeth.
The Limitations of Modern Dentures
Partial and complete dentures are custom-designed to replace several or all of your lost teeth (respectively). Doing so reestablishes your bite’s capacity to process food, enunciate words, and more, but over time, their firm fit can loosen, causing the prosthesis to shift and move around when you speak or eat. Loose dentures are often due largely to a shrinking jawbone, which occurs after losing one or more of your teeth’s roots. Once they become loose, you will have to schedule a visit as soon as possible to have them refitted, or replaced with a better-fitting prosthesis.
Exceeding Expectations with Dental Implant Dentures
Before you receive a denture, we will thoroughly discuss the pros and cons, and whether you might benefit more from a dental implant-supported denture. Because dental implants replace your teeth’s roots and hold your denture in place more securely, they also help reduce the risks of jawbone deterioration and eventually further tooth loss. To find out if you qualify for dental implants, we will perform a thorough consultation and examination to determine your medical history, state of your oral health, and whether or not your gums and jawbone can support the prosthetic roots.
ABOUT YOUR MANSFIELD, TX, DENTISTS:
Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris of Mansfield Dental Associates rely upon their years of experience, training, and cutting-edge technology to offer patients expert dental care at each and every visit. They listen to each patient’s concerns and offer gentle, informative guidance about future treatments. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call (817) 473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.