Learning about dentures may not be something you’re interested in right off the bat. Why not? Well, we find that many patients have ideas about these prosthetics that simply are not accurate. For instance, patients assume all dentures come in one universal option to replace a full arch of teeth only. Or, they assume this prosthetic is only for a certain age group. In reality, full and partial dentures offer a wonderful solution to nearly any patient missing teeth (including individuals of any age). For a clearer understanding of your many options with this type of modern teeth replacement solution, we encourage you to begin by considering the following:
Partial dentures are built to replace partial tooth loss, which may include one tooth or several teeth. A partial is a removable prosthetic that you can take in and out of your mouth. Crafted out of a small amount of gum-hued, high-quality acrylic to represent gum or palate tissue, the device also includes open areas for remaining natural teeth as well as artificial teeth to fill openings. In addition, the partial denture gains support from attached metal clasps that will snap gently yet securely over your remaining smile.
Full and partial dentures are not identical, though they are both removable prosthetics custom-fitted to your smile. A full denture is composed of a substantial amount of gum-hued, high-grade acrylic to represent your gum tissue. Instead of several teeth, you can expect a complete series of teeth to replace a complete arch. The prosthetic will rely solely on the natural suction created when you place the denture over your dental ridge to restore your smile.
Interested in additional support options? Perhaps you like the idea of dental implants but would like a more cost-effective solution for restoring multiple teeth. If so, we can use a handful of strategically placed dental implants to support full and partial dentures for the best of both worlds.
ABOUT YOUR FT. WORTH, TX DENTIST:
Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.