At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we get many questions about tooth replacement options. For centuries, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. A denture is preferable to being toothless, but dental implants provide many advantages. Before you get dentures, consider the following.
4 Things To Know About Dentures
1. Dentures are not the only replacement selection for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a more effective option for patients. Whereas a removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. This has critical implications. Dental implants can avoid bone recession that commonly occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can deliver patients the near-normal ability to chew, speak, and laugh.
2. There are more than one kind of denture. Most men and women are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some original teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored in the mouth or detachable.
3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be an appropriate candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Bone grafting can augment natural bone for some implant patients. Schedule an appointment with Doctor Howard Kessner to find out if you are an appropriate candidate.
4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice proper oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.
At Dr. Howard Kessner General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Dallas we’ve placed implant dentures in patients from Richardson, Plano, and Prestonwood. We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!
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