For hundreds of years, dentures have been the go-to treatment for tooth loss. While restorative methods have evolved over the years to include more sophisticated options such as dental implants and bridges, many patients still prefer the affordability, reliability, and easy use that full and partial dentures can provide. Dr. Gray would be happy to sit down with you in one of our comfortable, private consultation rooms and discuss these different treatment options so that you can be sure to choose one that best fits your unique needs. You deserve to feel completely secure in your new smile!
Full dentures are designed to either replace your bottom row or top row of teeth, and they’ll be custom-made to complement your features so that they both feel and look great. They stay in place with the help of natural suction; if you need additional support, dental adhesive can also provide stability for the restoration. Full dentures are even removable, meaning that you can take them out while sleeping or practicing oral hygiene for maximum comfort.
Partial dentures work a little differently. They consist of multiple teeth placed into a gum-colored base, but instead of a full row, they only contain the restorations that you need to complete your smile; they resemble a puzzle piece in that way, sliding snugly into place inside your mouth. They’re usually attached to your natural teeth with the help of clips or brackets. While they resemble dental bridges, partial dentures are fully removable just like full dentures.
There are several reasons why a patient may prefer dentures over dental implants. They may not be a viable candidate for the implant process or the cost may simply be prohibitive. Patients who are eager to receive their complete restoration as soon as possible often prefer the relatively speedy turnaround time of dentures, as the implant process usually requires months to be fully completed. Others like that their partial or full dentures are removable, which can make keeping them clean a much simpler process. Our team will be happy to support your decision and ensure that you receive the tooth replacement solution that best benefits your situation and your needs.
Don't suffer in silence due to tooth loss – instead, visit a world of luxury and comfort at our Houston, TX office. We’ve spared no expense in creating the ideal environment for our patients, and we’re eager to welcome you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! We also serve the areas of Galena Park, Bellaire, Jacinto City, Pearland, and beyond.