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January is always a busy month at Mark Gray DDS. Our patients are thinking about big time smile transformations, and finally treating themselves to the dental care they’ve needed for awhile. With that in mind, we’d like to ask… what are you doing this month? If you’re missing one or more teeth, you owe it to yourself to complete your smile in 2016. Learn how we can help build the smile of your dreams with beautiful, natural-looking full or partial dentures in Houston!

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Let Our Houston Dental Team Complete Your Smile With New Dentures

Dentures have long been the solution for people missing many teeth — but they’ve never been as good as they are today. Modern dentures are attractive, comfortable and easy to obtain. They can be full or partial, and supported by dental implants, or not. Let’s look a little more closely at what exactly that all means.

Full and Partial Dentures Available in Houston

Patients missing a whole row of teeth benefit from full dentures, which are attached to a gum-colored base and completely replace all the teeth in an empty gum line. Partial dentures, on the other hand, can replace a few missing teeth from different areas of the mouth.

Implant-Supported Dentures Are the Best Choice

If you’ve ever heard anyone complain about an uncomfortable or ill-fitting denture, you can safely assume their device is not supported by dental implants. That’s because this initial implant procedure provides the ultimate in stability for prosthetic teeth, and without it, the jaw will continually degenerate, resulting in a changing mouth shape and a denture that must be refitted throughout the years.

So you know they’re are good for tooth replacement, but what are dental implants, really? Dental implants are tiny titanium posts surgically implanted directly into the space left by missing teeth. As few as four implants can be used to support a row of dentures, but the amount of hardware you need will be determined by several factors — including your mouth size and the shape and strength of your jawbone.

Non Implant-Supported Dentures Restore Ability to Eat, Speak and Smile

While implants do provide much-needed stability for new teeth, not all patients are good candidates for the procedure. If they’re not the absolute best choice for you, your family dentist in Houston will recommend non implant-supported dentures. These can be full or partial, and are secured with with clips and brackets or an over-the-counter denture adhesive.

Experience the Benefits of a Complete Smile Today!

Are you ready to enjoy all of your teeth once again? You can eat, speak and smile with confidence in 2016! Call us today to book your appointment for tooth replacement in Houston.