When patients in the area of Carrollton, TX have experienced tooth loss, they may be wondering what treatment options are available for them. Treatment for missing teeth requires dental restorations. Restorations such as dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants are suggested for patients, depending on their specific situation. Dr. Adnan Saleem and the team at Hebron Smiles finds that dentures can be a wonderful solution for many of his patients.
Dentures are an economical solution for patients who are faced with tooth loss. These restorations are made as removable appliances that can replace one or all the teeth in the smile. There are three primary types of dentures available at Hebron Smiles:
Dentures are versatile and a great option for patients who are on a budget. However, that doesn’t mean that they are not made of quality materials or do not look natural. We work hard to ensure that every restoration is made of the most durable materials and is available for patients on all budgets. We also ensure that the dentures fabricated for our patients match their existing teeth to look as natural as possible.
Partial dentures are fabricated to replace a single tooth or several teeth within the dental arch. Partial dentures are created with a metal and acrylic framework and are attached to false teeth. These false teeth slide into place when patients wear the appliance. The appliance can be removed at night for easy cleaning and care, and is simple to put in and take out of the mouth. Partial dentures are more economical than bridges and implants.
Full dentures are the best way for patients to replace an entire arch of teeth. They can be used on the top or bottom arch. Full dentures are made of acrylic and include not only false teeth but false gum tissues. Full dentures can be used with natural suction, dental adhesives, or as implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are full dentures that are made to work with several dental implants placed along the dental arch. The implants are put into the bone of the jaw and act as a foundation to stabilize full dentures in a way that no other method provides. Implant-supported dentures are the best way to replace all the teeth in the smile and give patients the confidence to enjoy all their favorite foods without worry. Patients considering this method will have to have healthy bone to support the implants and enjoy optimum stabilization.
There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to dental restorations such as dentures. We encourage patients to consult with our dentist when faced with tooth loss to determine the best possible restoration for their budget and lifestyle. Some patients replacing missing teeth may find that bridges or dental implants are the best option for their needs, while others may want to consider partial dentures for one or two missing teeth in the dental arch. When it comes to replacing all the teeth in the mouth, full dentures are the only viable option for most of our patients, but with the use of implants, they can provide optimum results. We want our patients to be fully educated on the solutions available in our office and learn about the advantages of each.
Most patients with a healthy mouth and a need to replace one or more teeth will be appropriate candidates for traditional dentures, though we do educate patients on the other options available in our facility for tooth replacement.
Contact our practice today to learn more about dentures as a treatment for patients who have experienced tooth loss. Our practice is conveniently located at 1745 East Hebron Parkway, Suite #124 in Carrollton, TX and provides a wide range of solutions for general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. The front office team can be reached by calling (972) 388-3320. Hebron Smiles welcomes new patients into our state-of-the-art practice.