A reliable solution for replacing your teeth.
For centuries people have been trying to find ways to comfortably, functionally, and aesthetically replace teeth. Missing teeth is a common problem and dentures can be a reliable and attractive solution.
What is a denture?
Dentures are artificial teeth that are set on an acrylic base designed to rest over the gums and jawbone. These bases are held in the mouth primarily by suction. Complete dentures are used when all of your teeth are missing (we call this edentulous); a partial denture is used when you have natural teeth remaining.
Can dentures look good?
Yes! Many dentures look just as good as natural teeth. It is worth noting that when teeth are missing it’s possible for muscles of the face to begin sagging, which can cause wrinkles. One of the benefits of dentures, however, is that they support the face to minimize skin sagging. Dr. Ron Crabtree has received advanced training in cosmetic restorative procedures, and he and Dr. Colby Crabtree apply many of the principles used in cosmetic dentistry to create dentures with an eye fixed on aesthetic beauty as well functionality.
Additionally, we have used the same laboratory to fabricate our dentures for over 30 years. This local laboratory focuses exclusively on dentures and we are confident in the quality of products they deliver.
What will they feel like?
Your denture will feel, fit, and function differently from your natural teeth, but comfort and adaptation to your new dentures will typically occur within 30 days. Your speech may initially sound different or be difficult at first, but it should return to normal in a week or two. You can accelerate that process by reading and speaking aloud often.
You may experience some minor irritation and soreness, but adjustments can be made during this time so that your dentures fit comfortably and properly.
Are there alternatives to dentures?
A denture is an “old school” solution that continues to solve current problems. However, there may be better options. In certain situations, dental implants and fixed dental bridges can be excellent alternatives. A combination of implants and dentures (implant-supported dentures) can also be an excellent solution to restoring missing teeth.
Regain a dazzling smile with implant dentures!
If you think modern denture implants may be a better choice for you than traditional dentures, the experts you seek are ready to discuss your options with you at Crabtree Dental.
With benefits like improved comfort, enhanced chewing capability, and better jaw bone health, the advantages of dental implants run much deeper than their aesthetic appeal. While denture implants can require a greater investment than traditional dentures, the payout is worth it.
If you’d like to learn more about your denture and implant denture options, schedule your free consultation at Crabtree Dental in Katy, TX today. There’s no obligation or commitment–just a dental family of welcoming professionals who are eager to give you the stunning smile you deserve.