& Implant Dentistry
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re likely already aware of how those gaps in your smile affect how you look. But did you know that they can also affect your health? Missing even one natural tooth on the top or bottom arch can impact your ability to chew your food. Also, not replacing your missing teeth can cause the ones that remain to shift, altering your bite and potentially causing additional tooth loss or jaw problems. Luckily, our Forth Worth office provides a tried-and-true option for restoring your smile—dentures. Although they have been around for a long time, dentures have had many advancements in the materials and craftsmanship that go into creating them, making them more lifelike and comfortable than ever before.
There are reasons why dentures have remained a popular choice for tooth replacement over time. The benefits of choosing dentures include the following:
Dentures consist of prosthetic teeth that are attached to an acrylic gum-colored arch. They rest on top of the gums and restore your teeth’s function, strength, and beauty.
If you still have some remaining natural teeth, you can regain a complete smile with a partial denture. The gum-colored base also has a metal framework, allowing the denture to clasp onto your remaining natural teeth and hold it in place.
Losing all your teeth doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful smile. Full dentures replace the entire arch top and bottom and rely on suction and adhesives to keep them secure.
Although removeable dentures are convenient for cleaning, they can slip out of place, often at the worse times. For more security, you can opt for implant-retained dentures, which anchor your dentures to stable dental implants. That way, you can also enjoy the health benefits that come with dental implants.
All dental work requires upkeep. With the right care, your new smile can last for several years before needing to be replaced. To promote your dentures’ longevity, it is best to take the time to clean them after every time you eat and soak them before going to bed in a denture solution. If you no longer have natural teeth, it can be tempting to think that you don’t need to see the dentist anymore. However, over time, your dentures may no longer offer the same fit as they had in the past. To restore their comfort, you need to come to our office for regular adjustment appointments with Dr. Pointer.
Our dedicated team wants nothing more than to see you smile with confidence even after tooth loss. That’s why we offer dentures to our patients. Come and experience the difference that we can make in your quality of life for many years to come. Contact us today for an appointment with Dr. Pointer.