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Here we go heading into another holiday season. While that often means that you will have plenty of reasons to smile, you might not feel much like smiling if you are missing teeth. And you may not be able to eat the home-style meals with all the fixin’s since your chewing power has been greatly diminished. So, what should you do? Well, you can start by getting in touch with Dr. David Wooten to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation at our Baytown, TX dentist’s office. While you are here, he can tell you all about the possibilities for reclaiming your smile, and your quality of life. Today, we’d like to talk to you about one of those great solutions: modern dentures. Keep reading, and then be sure to follow up with the Dynamic Dental Solutions team. What Are Dentures? Essentially, dentures are removable, artificial, replacement teeth, also known as dental prosthetics. When you have missing or extracted teeth, this dental prosthetic is an excellent solution for helping you with chewing fiber-rich food as well as improving your appearance and boosting your self-assurance. The Three Types Of Dentures At DDS We like to give our patients options. So, when you come in for your consultation we will go over all the ways you can address your dental issues. As far as dentures go, we have three main types available here… Partial dentures consist of a gum-colored acrylic base and acrylic or ceramic replacement teeth. They are a removable dental appliance with a set of several artificial replacement teeth to fill a gap or gaps of missing teeth. These are placed when some natural teeth remain. The benefit is that this solution can help to keep your remaining natural teeth from shifting away from their positions and causing more problems for you. Complete dentures replace all the natural teeth in an entire upper or lower arch. Like partials, full dentures consist of resin or ceramic replacement teeth that rest on an acrylic base. Complete dentures can be placed right after your remaining teeth are extracted (immediate) or once your gums have healed completely (conventional). Immediate dentures allow you to have replacement teeth right away, but the appliance must be adjusted or replaced once the gums heal and shrink. For us to make your dentures even better, we can use dental implants. Implants can anchor partial or complete dentures to add stability. Implant supported dentures are incredibly stable, and require no adhesive or cutting down of healthy teeth. This is probably the best bet if you are able to swing it. An Affordable Fix When all is said and done, dentures allow for a practical and affordable solution for restoring your smile following tooth loss as an adult. You’ll be able to get back to living life the way you used to. Let’s Do This! We hope that you have been inspired by the possibilities. Life is too short to go on living without a complete set of teeth! To see if you are a good candidate for partial, complete, or implant supported dentures, contact our Baytown, Texas team today!
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