When you have lost some or all your natural teeth to dental disease or trauma, dentures make an ideal replacement option. We offer both full and partial dentures at Dental Illusions in Houston. You may also be a good candidate to receive immediate dentures. Dentures offer several benefits in addition to replacing your missing teeth. These include:
- Gives you a more attractive smile
- Decreases the possibility of developing TMJ
- Keeps the muscles in your face from sagging
- Makes your speech more understandable to others
- Restores your chewing ability and bite strength
- Prevents your remaining teeth from shifting towards the open spots and causing a problem with your alignment
Getting Dentures at Dental Illusions
When you get full or partial dentures, you need to come to our office for several appointments. Dr. Saliba takes some impressions and X-rays of your remaining teeth as well as your gums. He provides these details to our dental laboratory so a technician can manufacture your custom dentures. We will contact you to schedule an appointment for a final fitting once the laboratory has completed your new dentures.
The roof of your mouth provides natural suctioning power that allows the upper dentures to remain in place. The lower dentures rely on the muscles of your tongue, lips, and cheeks to stay put. With partial dentures, your dentist attaches your new teeth to a device similar to a retainer.
Don’t feel discouraged if it takes you some time to get used to wearing dentures. It’s important to keep them in your mouth all day even when you feel frustrated and want to remove them. This allows for a faster period of adjustment.
Immediate dentures may be right for you if you’re concerned about going without teeth for a while or you don’t want to wear temporary dentures. They fit over your teeth or dental implants to allow the gums to heal below the surface. We would be happy to discuss each option with you during a personal consultation.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
When you’re missing some natural teeth but still have others, those remaining can drift towards the open spot in your gums. This can cause significant problems with alignment, which can further cause issues with chewing and speech. No matter how you lost teeth, it’s important to receive dentures to replace them as soon as possible. If you’re not keen on removable dentures, you may wish to consider permanent dental implants.