Dentures in Gonzalez
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a restorative option to replace missing, severely decayed or damaged teeth. They are sometimes called false teeth or artificial teeth. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures can replace some teeth while allowing any healthy teeth to remain in place.
There are many different types of dentures. Some attach to the jaw via suction or adhesives. Others are held in place by dental implants. Partial dentures can be anchored to the healthy teeth that are still remaining. All dentures provide a working replacement for natural teeth.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures have many benefits for patients who need multiple or all of their teeth replaced.
- Restore your smile. Dentures can give you a complete smile that will improve your confidence.
- Eat your favorite foods. Dentures give you the chewing ability to eat the foods you love.
- Preserve the bone structure of your jaw. When you have a large number of missing teeth, your jawbone will start to weaken and deteriorate. Traditional dentures can slow this process down, whereas implant-supported dentures can completely stop bone loss in your jaw.
- Keep your existing teeth healthy. When you have some healthy teeth remaining in your mouth, they bear all of the force when you chew. Dentures help to distribute the bite force evenly over your entire mouth to alleviate the pressure on the few natural teeth.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If all or multiple teeth on either the upper or lower jaw are severely decayed or missing, you are an ideal candidate for dentures. Decayed teeth often lead to or result from gum disease, which must be treated first before dentures can be worn. Implant-supported dentures require a certain amount of healthy bone in your jaw to support implants. If you’ve suffered significant bone loss, a bone graft procedure can help to prepare your jaw for implants. You’ll need just a few implants in each jaw to hold your dentures in place.
Why Choose Byron R. Rome, DDS?
For dentures to be comfortable and stable, they need to fit properly. An experienced, board-certified dentist like Dr. Rome can provide you with dentures that are made to fit the shape of your jaw for better stability. Dr. Rome also has the expertise to provide you with implant-supported dentures. Our dentures are made with quality materials for a natural appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re interested in dentures, call 225-621-2701 to schedule a consultation or request an appointment today.