Which Dentures Type is Right for You?
By TruCare Dental
February 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures   Missing Teeth  

Mouth DenturesDealing with significant tooth loss? Find out how dentures can restore your smile.

If you’ve never had to get dentures before, you may not know exactly which kind is right for you. That’s okay; that’s where our Garland, TX, dentists, Dr. Truc Le and Dr. Alissa Nguyen come in to help. After all, the teeth that you choose will be ones that you wear every day so it’s important that you find the ideal option for your unique needs.

What We Can Do For You

First and foremost, you will come into our office for a consultation. During this consultation, our dentists will help you choose the customized and expertly crafted dentures that are right for you. In order to do this, we will need to perform an oral exam, x-rays, and also take impressions of your mouth.

Here are the different types of dentures to choose from at our Garland office:

  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Implant-supported overdentures

If you are missing all of your teeth or needing to have all of your teeth extracted then our dentist will recommend full dentures. This oral prosthetic contains a gum-colored base with a full set of teeth that will sit on top of the gums. The custom fit between the gums and the base of the full dentures provides natural suction that helps them stay in place.

If you still have healthy teeth remaining, then partial dentures will be the ideal option for replacing your missing teeth. Sometimes referred to as dental bridges, partial dentures can either be fixed in place or removable. Removable partial dentures contain clasps that attach to healthy teeth to hold them in place while fixed partial dentures will use dental crowns placed over natural teeth to keep them in place.

If you have to undergo a tooth extraction, we will still want to give you teeth during the weeks of healing. This is where immediate dentures come in. While they aren’t designed for long-term use, they can be ideal for patients whose gums are healing from an extraction, for they make chewing and speaking possible.

Those patients who have a strong healthy jawbone may decide to turn to dental implants to hold their full dentures in place. This is particularly ideal for patients who are missing their top teeth, as it’s more difficult for full dentures to stay in place. Dental implants can be placed into the jawbone to support dentures so they don’t shift around while talking or eating.

Interested? Give Us a Call Today!

If you are missing several or all of your teeth, you need to know that you have options for getting a full smile back. Call TruCare Dental in Garland, TX, at (972) 864-0000 today to learn more about dentures and how they can give you the smile that you need!