Dentures – Katy, TX
Giving Patients the Smiles They Deserve
The professionals at The Dental People want to help you smile again. Missing teeth can lead to a loss of self-esteem and embarrassment when surrounded by others. There’s no reason to go through life hiding your smile from the world when dentures from our Katy, TX dentist can make you look and feel great again! If you want improved oral health, greater confidence, and a restored facial appearance, you can achieve all of that by allowing us to care for your dental needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified dental professionals.
Why Choose The Dental People for Dentures?
- Personalized approach to meet your needs
- Custom-made dentures to comfortably fit your mouth
- Highly trained, expert dental professionals
What Are Full Dentures?
If you’re missing all your teeth along the top, bottom, or both arches of your mouth, full dentures can help to restore your smile. If it’s a top denture you need, it will be designed to cover the entire roof of your mouth, whereas, a bottom denture is made to look like a horseshoe. The reason is that you will need room for your tongue to freely move.
No matter if you need one or two full dentures, artificial teeth will be placed on a gum-colored acrylic base. This will blend in with your mouth to make it look as if these are your real teeth. There’s no need to worry about your dentures looking “false” or unnatural in any way. Using porcelain crowns to replace your teeth, they will be matched to the size, color, and shape of any existing tooth structures.
To have dentures put into place, our dentists will begin by measuring the arch and taking impressions of your jaw. This will help lab technicians when building your customized denture. Should any natural teeth still exist, we will make sure to establish a shade, size, and shape, which will be sent to the lab as well to ensure your denture matches the rest of your smile.
Once your dentures are finished and arrive in our dental office, you will return and be fitted with your new smile. They will be held in place by your natural suction, so you won’t have to worry about them slipping or accidentally falling out. However, if you would like an added layer of protection, denture adhesive can help.
What Are Partial Dentures
Maybe it’s not a full arch that’s missing but only a few that are scattered along the same arch? Multiple missing teeth might sound disastrous but with partial dentures, you’ll see a new, complete smile in no time at all!
Built much of the same way as full dentures, the acrylic gum-colored base will hold porcelain crowns in the areas of the missing teeth. It is designed to look like a puzzle piece that will seamlessly fit into your mouth, covering any open sockets.
One of the pivotal ways partial dentures differ from full dentures is that they have a clasp or clip that attaches to your natural teeth to hold it in place.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If you fall into any of these categories, you might be a prime candidate for dentures:
- You are missing all your teeth along an arch
- You are missing multiple teeth on opposite sides of an arch
- You have healthy gum tissue
- Your jawbone is strong
Remember, the only way you ensure you are eligible for this type of tooth replacement is to schedule a consultation with one of our qualified professionals. They will thoroughly examine your smile to determine if dentures are the right treatment for you.
Advantages of Dental Implant-Retained Dentures
Apart from traditional full and partial dentures, there is another solution – implant-retained dentures. For patients who have lost all their teeth but want permanent tooth replacement, this method of treatment offers stability and greater functionality.
Implant-retained dentures are crafted similarly to traditional dentures except they are held in place by dental implants, which are surgically placed into the jawbone to create a solid, permanent foundation.
Some of the benefits include:
- Improved appearance and increased confidence
- No chance for decay
- Easy to clean
- Can last decades or even a lifetime
- Greater functionality when eating, speaking, and chewing