General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Houston, TX
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures are one of the most popular options available on the market today. At Trident Dental in Houston, Texas, the team of providers offers full and partial dentures to restore and enhance your smile. Gaps in your teeth not only detract from your smile — they can also lead to harmful tooth shifting and bone loss. To schedule a dentures consultation at Trident Dental, call the office or use the online booking tool and set up a time to come in today.
Dentures Q & A
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial sets of teeth used to fill gaps in your smile. The prosthetic teeth are attached to an acrylic, gum-like base. At Trident Dental, the team offers both full and partial dentures.
Full dentures are sets of artificial teeth that can replace an entire set of missing top or bottom teeth. Partial dentures are sets of artificial teeth that fill gaps, not entire sets of missing teeth. Each set of dentures is custom-made to fit snugly inside your mouth and to look, feel, and function like natural, healthy teeth.
How are dentures made and placed?
Dentures are made using impressions of your teeth the team at Trident Dental takes at the office. An outside dental lab uses the mold to produce a set of dentures specifically for your mouth.
When you come back for a follow-up appointment, your dentures are fitted by the team at Trident Dental. Your new dentures either rest comfortably along your top or bottom gum line, or are held in place by suction, clasps, or they’re attached to implants you already have.
Once you have your dentures made and placed, the team at Trident Dental closely monitors your progress with ongoing visits and upkeep to make sure you’re satisfied.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Dentures don’t just improve the appearance of gaps in your smile — they also maintain the structure of your mouth by supporting your oral structures, such as your jaw. When you lose teeth, your face tends to droop as your jaw no longer has a full set of teeth to support. Dentures reverse the effects of facial drooping and restore volume to your profile.
With dentures, you can also eat foods that require chewing, making it possible to enjoy a well-balanced diet. Dentures can even improve functions affected by missing teeth, such as speech problems and poor digestion.
How long do dentures last?
With proper care and management, there’s no reason your dentures shouldn’t last at least 10 years, if not more. As your mouth naturally changes, your dentures may need minor adjustments. Be sure to keep up with your regularly scheduled checkups at Trident Dental so that upkeep is attended to as needed.
Also, brush and floss your dentures like you would natural teeth to avoid plaque and tartar buildup. This is a crucial part of ensuring the longevity of your dentures.
To schedule a dentures consultation at Trident Dental, call the office or use the online booking tool and set up an appointment today.