Dentures Options – Tyler, TX
Different Ways to Complete a Smile
About 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and roughly 26 million don’t have any teeth at all. Getting dentures is the most common solution for this particular oral health problem, and modern dentures have been improved to the point where they’re more comfortable, durable, and affordable than ever. However, getting dentures might mean something different for every patient; get in touch with Stansbury Dental today to learn about the options that Dr. Stansbury can offer for rebuilding your complete smile.
Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Dentures?
- More Than 40 Years of Restorative Experience
- Carefully Customized Prosthetics
- Implants Available for Additional Stability and Strength
For centuries, removable dentures have been used to give people suffering from extensive tooth loss the ability to eat and speak normally again. There are two basic kinds of traditional dentures that you might receive:
- Partial Dentures: As long as you still have plenty of your natural teeth, you can get partial dentures that fit into the gaps of your smile like a puzzle piece. They’ll be held in place by a set of metallic pins or clasps attached to your natural teeth.
- Full Dentures: These are complete sets of prosthetic teeth. Extractions sometimes need to be performed to make room for full dentures. You can get a single full denture for one jaw, or you can replace both arches at once depending on your needs.
Traditional Dentures Process
During your first appointment, Dr. Stansbury will perform a complete examination of your mouth and figure out whether you need full or partial dentures. He’ll then take some pictures as well as the required measurements in order to design a permanent restoration. Necessary extractions will likely be performed at this appointment. Temporary dentures might be worn until the permanent ones arrive, at which point you’ll return to our office for a fitting. Some slight adjustments may be made to ensure the best possible fit.
It will take some time to get used to your dentures. Occasionally, you’ll need an adhesive to keep your new teeth in place (which is particularly likely if you have full dentures for your lower jaw). Also, expect to need practice in order to eat, speak, and perform other daily tasks with your new set of teeth.
Advantages and Considerations of Implant-Supported Dentures
Eventually, your dentures may not stay in place very well after the shape of your mouth changes. Even with adhesive, they can still become loose unexpectedly. That is why in many cases, we will recommend dentures that are supported with dental implants – thin metal posts that help prevent bone loss in the jaw while anchoring your new teeth in place.
The dentures will be placed after the implants have completely integrated with the bone. You’ll be able to remove your new teeth for cleaning or other purposes, but you don’t have to worry about it coming loose on its own.
You should definitely have your missing teeth replaced, but leave the process of choosing the best kind of restoration to Dr. Stansbury.