What Kind of Dentures Are Available?

The two most common types of dentures are partial and full. Determining which one a patient needs depends on how many teeth are missing and the jawbone’s structure. Partial and full dentures are custom-designed, gum-colored for a natural appearance, and sit on either, or both of, the upper or lower dental ridges in the mouth. Partials fit around the healthy teeth that are remaining, while full ones are suggested for patients who are missing all their teeth.

Is There Another Option?

A tooth’s root is connected to the jawbone. When you bite and chew, the root helps stimulate the jawbone, releasing nutrients in your body. Losing a tooth, though, means losing the root, too. This is how implant-retained dentures can help. Instead of resting on the dental ridge, like partial or full ones, root-like posts keep them stable. We can help you decide if you qualify for this option.

Why Should I Get Them?

Dentures offer several benefits, such as giving you a full smile, helping prevent natural teeth from moving, clearer speech, and restoring one’s facial appearance.

Schedule An Appointment With Us Today

If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, you may want to consider dentures. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gentle Smiles in Dallas, TX, today at 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE).