Posts for: March, 2016
Find out how dentures can repair your toothless smile.
Nothing is worse than dealing with tooth loss and one of the first things you should do is see your Pasadena, TX dentist Dr. Kevin C. Gill for treatment. Missing teeth can cause other complications for your smile so the sooner you seek a tooth replacement the better. Dentures are just one option for replacing your teeth and can easily be placed in and taken out of your mouth. Find out more about this treatment option.
How do dentures work?
If you are missing all of your teeth then you will need to get full dentures. Full dentures contain a gum-like acrylic base that is designed to fit over your gums. The base also contains a full set of false teeth to replace your missing ones. Dentures are custom-made based on impressions taken of your mouth. When you come in for a consultation your cosmetic dentist in Pasadena, TX will be able to decide which type of dentures are right for you:
Conventional Dentures: These dentures are placed in your mouth once any unhealthy teeth have been extracted and your mouth has had time to properly heal. It can take several months for your mouth to fully heal before getting dentures.
Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are placed right after your teeth have been removed. While this is an attractive option for someone who doesn’t want to spend any time without teeth they will need to be readjusted by your Pasadena, TX restorative dentist a couple months after they have been placed.
Partial Dentures: These false teeth are attached to a metal foundation that uses dental crowns, which are cemented over healthy natural teeth. The healthy teeth will help to secure the framework into place so it doesn’t move.
How long will my dentures last?
Dentures aren’t designed to last forever but what makes them such an attractive option is that they are one of the least expensive and quickest ways to replace missing teeth. Of course, your dentures will need to be relined or adjusted several times due to normal wear and tear. Also, as you get older your mouth will change. As a result, the dentures may not fit as well as they used to, which can make eating and speaking more difficult. This means that it’s very important that you see us every six months for routine checkups.
Want to find out more about dentures and what getting dentures in Pasadena, TX entails? Then call Dr. Gill today to schedule a consultation. Let’s restore your smile and your confidence.