Posts for tag: dentures

By Dr. Kevin Gill
March 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

If you're considering tooth replacement with some kind of dentures, you're not alone. In his Pasadena, TX, office, Dr. Kevin Gill fits patients with the latest in dentures, improving oral function, facial contours, speech, and more.

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People experience tooth loss. Perhaps it's through a motor vehicle accident or sports mishap. Maybe you've had extensive tooth decay and restorations, or gum disease loosened your teeth beyond repair. Whatever the case, dentures can help bring your smile back to life.

Types of dentures

Here are the types of dentures currently available through your Pasadena, TX, dentist. As part of your treatment plan, you and Dr. Gill, will discuss your oral health needs and how each type of denture may work for you. Additionally, he will outline how long it will take to get your appliance and how much it will cost.

Denture types include:

  • Partial denture are made of lifelike acrylic, these pontic, or artificial teeth are mounted on light metal framework and are held in place securely by several clasps which grasp adjoining teeth. A partial denture fills one or more smile gaps and, as its name indicates, is appropriate for partial tooth loss.
  • Full conventional dentures are fitted to the top or bottom arch or both. A full denture replaces an entire set of teeth when extensive decay, accident, or periodontal disease strike. Some people also opt for full dentures because of extreme dental sensitivity. These appliances stay in place with the natural suction provided by the oral tissues on the upper and lower jaws. Dr. Gill places them after extraction sites heal completely.
  • Immediate dentures are full dentures placed right after the dentist removes teeth. They have the advantage of completing your smile right away and help speed healing. However, they often need replacement as bone and gums shrink over time.
  • Implant dentures help fully edentulous patients regain normal chewing, biting, and speaking. They are the most stable denture option available and improve the density and size of supporting bone and gum tissue. While they are the most expensive option, implant dentures present an attractive option to people who wish to regain the most normal physical appearance and oral function possible.

Considering dentures? Let us help

Dr. Gill and his caring staff help people decide if and when to get dentures and how best to adjust to their new teeth. If you are tired of a failing smile, call our Pasadena, TX, office to arrange a consultation: (713) 947-0293.

By Dr. Kevin Gill
November 09, 2018
Tags: dentures  

Denture TypeSeveral different types of dentures exist for replacing missing teeth and restoring the natural shape of the face. Whether you need to replace a full row of teeth or still have some natural teeth remaining, there is a type of denture that is right for you! Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, TX, can help determine which types of dentures might be suitable for your needs—read on to learn more!

Types of Dentures

There are several different types of dentures to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps where teeth are missing when there are still some natural teeth, while full or complete dentures replace a full row of teeth when no natural teeth remain. Two types of partial dentures include transitional and removable. Types of full dentures include immediate, conventional, and implant-supported overdentures. During a consultation, your Pasadena dentist can recommend the appropriate type of denture for your needs.

More about Partial Dentures

Both types of partial dentures, transitional and removable, are used when there are still some natural teeth left. Partial dentures simply fill in the gaps where teeth are missing and can be used along the top or bottom arch of teeth, or both if needed. Transitional partial dentures are a temporary option often worn while waiting for the gums to heal from tooth extraction or a similar procedure. Removable partial dentures are a more comfortable lighter-weight option meant to be worn long term.

More about Full Dentures

The different types of full dentures are worn when a full row or arch of teeth needs to be replaced. Immediate full dentures are a temporary option worn while the gums heal from tooth extraction or another procedure. Once the mouth heals, immediate full dentures are usually replaced with conventional full dentures, which are custom made for a perfect fit and are meant to be worn permanently. Implant-supported overdentures are also meant to be worn permanently and are securely anchored in place by several dental implants in the jawbone.

Interested? Call Today!

Dentures can restore your smile, the natural shape of your face, normal tooth function, and speech. For dentures in Pasadena, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gill by calling (713) 947-0293.

By Dr. Kevin Gill
July 24, 2018
Tags: dentures  

DenturesIn this modern world, is tooth loss a problem? Unfortunately, it is. Are you one of the 36 million Americans who have lost an entire arch of teeth? Or, are you one of 120 million Americans (according to the American College of Prosthodontists) who are missing a single tooth? Either way, you need quality dentures, and Dr. Kevin Gill, your dentist in Pasadena, TX, can help. Learn here about denture types and which one may be right for you.

Creating a care plan

Before recommending a denture type in his Pasadena, TX, office, Dr. Gill will examine your mouth (including your gums and any remaining teeth) and take digital X-rays and oral impressions. This information helps him devise a treatment plan to replace your missing teeth with prosthetics that will look, feel and perform as naturally as possible.

Today's dentures are made from realistic gum- and tooth-colored acrylic, and when necessary, metal framework. Both dentist and dental lab technician consider a person's facial features, skin color, bite height and jaw function when they design and fabricate the finished dentures.

Proper fit is critical to oral function and to the maintenance of healthy bone and soft oral tissues. So, your denture process will involve "try-ons" and adjustments to ensure your prosthetic is just right.

Types of dentures

There are several, and together, you and Dr. Gill will decide which kind would suit you best. Types include:

  • Partial dentures, comprised of one or more artificial, or pontic, teeth affixed to a light metal frame
  • Full conventional dentures which replace a whole arch of teeth (top or bottom) and are held in the mouth by suction
  • Immediate dentures which are placed right after tooth extraction
  • Implant-supported dentures which are anchored to the jaw bone with multiple titanium implant devices

Each kind of denture has its own unique characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. For instance, partial dentures resemble a jigsaw puzzle piece, filling in smile gaps as needed. Immediate dentures allow a patient to leave the dental office with a complete smile after tooth extraction. However, these dentures must be refitted within a month to six weeks. Conventional dentures fit properly right away because the dentist inserts them after gums and bone are healed. Finally, implant dentures are exceptionally stable, and they exercise the jaw bone every time the patient bites and chews.

Your new smile

Look forward to improved personal appearance and a smile that works well, too, with dentures from Dr. Kevin Gill. If you anticipate extractions or are dissatisfied with your current denture, please contact Dr. Gill's office for a personal consultation. Call (713) 947-0293.

By Dr. Kevin Gill
September 06, 2017

Dentures offer several benefits beyond just tooth replacement. Dentures can also improve speech, restore regular tooth functioning and denturesgive the face a more youthful appearance by providing support for drooping facial muscles. Whether you are missing just a few teeth or all of your natural teeth, there are different types of dentures to suit your needs. Your dentist can recommend the right type of dentures for you. Dr. Kevin Gill is your dentist for dentures in Pasadena, TX.

Types of Dentures

There are different types of dentures and the type your dentist recommends for you will depend on your needs. Most denture types are categorized as either partial or full. Patients who still have some natural teeth are fitted for partial dentures, which fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. Examples of partial dentures include both transitional and removable dentures.

Patients who have no natural teeth remaining along either the top or bottom arch of the mouth are fitted for full dentures, which are also called complete dentures. Examples of full dentures include both immediate and conventional dentures, as well as an implant supported overdentures.

Benefits of Dentures

One of the primary benefits of dentures is they give you back a full smile. Dentures fill in the gaps created by missing teeth. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dentures offer several other benefits, as well. In Pasadena dentures are available through your dentist and offer the following benefits:

  • Missing teeth are replaced and gaps eliminated.
  • Regain a full smile and experience a boost in self-confidence.
  • Perform normal tooth functions, such as eating, biting and chewing.
  • Enjoy improved speech as dentures help correct tongue placement when speaking.
  • Look younger as the natural contours of the face are restored thanks to the additional support dentures provide for sagging facial muscles.

There are many benefits to getting dentures. They replace missing teeth, restore your smile, improve speech, restore functioning and provide support for the facial muscles. For dentures in Pasadena, TX, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gill by calling (713) 947-0293.

By Dr. Kevin Gill
September 12, 2016

What your dentist in Pasadena, Texas wants you to know about dentures

If you are living in discomfort because of broken teeth, dental infection, gum or periodontal disease, you can learn to smile again. If you denturesare suffering from loss of self-esteem and self-confidence because your smile is unsightly from tooth damage, you can regain what you’ve lost. The answer just may be dentures! Today’s dentures not only restore full chewing function, they also bring back the beauty of your smile. Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, Texas wants to help you discover what the right denture can do for your smile and your life.

There are many reasons why you should consider dentures. Your dentist in Pasadena, Texas wants you to consider dentures if you:

  • Suffer from dental pain that can’t be relieved by other dental treatment
  • Suffer from severely damaged and broken teeth throughout your mouth
  • Suffer from severe bone loss or tooth mobility due to periodontal disease

The right denture can enable you to chew the foods you love, which aids your digestion and overall health. You can achieve a full, beautiful smile once again, and not break your budget. Your dentist in Pasadena, Texas offers a complete range of dentures for you to choose from. Consider:

Conventional dentures--which give you a full smile; these are placed after your tissue has healed completely from tooth removal, usually 6 to 8 weeks.

Immediate dentures--which give you a full smile immediately because they are placed right after tooth removal so you don’t go without teeth; after your tissue has healed fully, a more permanent denture can be made.

Overdentures--which are placed over remaining tooth roots or dental implants; these dentures can be more supportive and also help retain the bone in your jaw.

Partial dentures--which replace only a portion of your smile where you are missing teeth; also called removable partials, they are retained by clasps attached to adjacent teeth.

If you want to smile more often, live without dental pain and eat the foods you love, you should consider dentures as an affordable, practical option to restore your oral health. Modern, state-of-the-art dentures can restore your quality of life. It’s time to get the help of an expert and call Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, Texas. Call today and start on your new smile!



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