Missing teeth can be challenging in your everyday life. Whether you are trying to enjoy your favorite snack, speak to your loved ones, or smile confidently for the camera, having gaps in your smile can cause difficulties. Fortunately, you don’t need to settle for tooth loss. Dr. Zachary Brice can replace your missing teeth without breaking the bank thanks to dentures in San Antonio. To learn more about your options or to schedule your initial consultation, give us a call!
Dentures are recommended for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and their locations in the mouth, a customized plan can be created just for you to restore the appearance and function of your smile. However, if you have any existing dental issues, like tooth decay or periodontal disease, you will need to have them treated before you can move forward in the process of getting dentures. The health of your smile is our number one priority!
There are a few different types of dentures out there to cater to your individual needs. During your initial consultation, we’ll determine which of the following is right for you:
For people who have suffered from tooth loss but still have some healthy teeth a partial denture may be the solution for you. This type of denture has an acrylic or metal base and is designed to fit like a puzzle piece between your existing teeth to fill in gaps. Small, discreet clasps wrap around your natural tooth structure to hold your new replacement teeth in place.
Full dentures are designed to restore an entire arch of teeth. They are held into place by the shape and suction of your gums. Just like partials, full dentures are made from a gum-colored acrylic base that holds natural-looking ceramic teeth in place.
For patients who are missing teeth but are looking for a sturdier, longer-lasting tooth replacement option, dental implant dentures might be the answer. These dentures are held into place with titanium, screw-like implants that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They allow for additional chewing power and prevent bone loss over time.
You can expect to experience numerous benefits when you choose dentures as a tooth replacement option. Here are just a handful of them: