What are dentures?
Dentures are on way to replace missing teeth. Patients lose or may be missing their teeth for a variety of reasons, including:
- Poor Oral Hygiene
- Periodontal (Gum Disease)
- Genetic Defects
- Diet or Medications
Dentures can restore SOME of your chewing abilities and improve the appearance of the smile that is missing teeth. However, one must recognize the limitations of dentures. Dentures are plastic teeth replacement that ride along the gum tissue. They are not anchored to the jaw and the dentures are free to slip and move during laughter, speech and eating.
There are several types of dentures:
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some, but not all, of their teeth.
Full Dentures are for patients who are missing all of the teeth on their upper or lower arches. These are the old fashioned way to replace missing teeth. They need lots of denture adhesives and prayers to stay put.
Implant Dentures. These dentures can be secured (held in place) with the help of dental implants. The limitations of old fashioned dentures are resolved with implant dentures. The implant dentures “snap” onto the implants. Thus, the implant dentures are locked in place. Patients can eat the food they love and don’t have to use denture adhesives.
Get the best that modern dentistry has to offer. Dental implant dentures will allow you to eat the foods you love and not have to worry about your denture falling out. Call us at 713-941-8261 today to see how Dr. Nugent can change you life with implant dentistry. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.