Today’s dentures have come a long, long way from the uncomfortable and ill-fitting dentures of decades ago. That makes them an excellent option for people who want to replace missing teeth. At Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS in Garland, TX, Dr. Greg Kerbel offers a variety of options of dentures to meet any need.
Dentures are designed to replace one or more missing teeth, all the way up to a full “arch” of teeth. That may be what you think of as dentures. However, today there are any number of denture options – traditional full dentures that are held in place by suction, adhesives or both; implant-supported and implant-retained dentures; and partial dentures.
Full-arch dentures are composed of replacement teeth embedded in a gum-colored material. The dentures fit over your gums and are held in place by suction. Denture-wearers can also use denture adhesives for a more secure bond, or both options.
Traditional dentures look very lifelike, are durable, and restore a person’s ability to chew their food.. However, dentures return only a fraction of your original chewing power. Foods like steak can take a lot of chewing. And sometimes those dentures slip or slide around in the mouth in spite of suction and adhesives.
Still, traditional dentures remain an excellent option for people who are missing one or both arches of teeth.
Implant-Supported And Implant-Retained Dentures
Implant-supported dentures are secured to dental implants, usually by a ball-and-socket arrangement. The dentures are held very firmly in place and won’t slip or slide in the mouth. You can remove the dentures to brush them, and then pop them back in place.
Implant-retained dentures are permanently attached to implants. You can’t remove them, but Dr. Greg Korbel of Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS in Garland, TX can remove them if needed. With implant-retained dentures, you care for them just like your natural teeth.
Either implant option can return up to 90 percent of your chewing power. That means you can eat all the foods you did before you lost teeth.
Partial dentures are designed to replace one or several missing teeth. Partial dentures can be held in place by the adjacent teeth, meaning that they’re removable, or they can be supported by implants.
Are You Ready To Have A Full Set Of Teeth Again?
Replacing missing teeth has a lot of benefits. Not only can you comfortably eat a wide range of nutritional foods, but you can once again smile with confidence and laugh out loud.
When you consult Dr. Greg Kerbel, he’ll perform a thorough recommendation and discuss the various options to replace your missing teeth. Once the decision has been made, he’ll take very precise impressions that will guide the laboratory in creating your denture. That ensures a great fit and enhanced comfort.
You don’t have to leave our office without teeth. We can provide you with temporary dentures that will give you a smile the same day!
Get started to a full set of teeth by calling Gregory Allen Kerbel, DDS in Garland, TX at 972-360-9944 today.