What Type Of Dentures Does Your Smile Need?

When you lose several teeth, or in some cases all of them, then you need a prosthetic. Otherwise, the health of your smile can suffer and you can experience negative impacts on your quality of life. Fortunately for patients in Garland, TX, we can address advanced tooth loss with full and partial dentures.

Try Our Quiz on Dentures

  1. True or False: Advanced tooth loss can impact overall health.
  2. True or False: Partials can address tooth loss for those still maintaining many of their natural teeth.
  3. True or False: We can replace all teeth with a full denture.
  4. True or False: For some patients, we can secure a prosthetic with dental implants.

Answer Key

  1. True. When you lose multiple teeth, you often cannot eat many of your favorite foods and must subsist on a diet of mainly soft foods, depriving your body of essential nutrients. In addition, you can also have trouble speaking clearly. If you have remaining teeth, they can often drift from position due to the gaps in your smile, leading to misalignment.
  2. True. A partial can address multiple missing teeth spread out across an arch. The prosthetic contains a base that looks like gum tissue, as well as replacement teeth and metal clasps that attach to the remaining teeth and anchor the prosthetic firmly in place.
  3. True. A removable full denture consists of an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue, much like in a partial. There is a full row of replacement teeth created using natural looking materials. Natural suction keeps the denture in place and allows you to eat a great variety of foods and speak more clearly.
  4. True. For some patients, we can place multiple dental implants to secure a denture that lasts longer and is much more stable. We will need to look at a umber of factors to see if this is the right choice for you, such as the stability of your jawbone tissue and the presence of advanced gum disease (periodontitis).

DO YOU HAVE GAPS IN YOUR SMILE?

At Mai Dentistry, our team is ready to address advance tooth loss and restore your smile. To learn more about our practice, or to schedule your next appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.