An Attractive Solution For Restoring Your Smile
When you have lost most or all of your teeth, receiving a custom set of dentures can greatly improve your quality of life. Advanced dental loss significantly hampers your ability to enjoy simple pleasures like eating and speaking, and this prosthetic solution can return the functional and cosmetic aspects of your smile at once. Dentures consist of a set of upper and lower removable pieces that provide structure and volume to your face.
Dr. Vlachakis can create a full set of dentures to replace the entirety of your smile or a partial that fills in multiple gaps. This means that no matter your degree of dental loss, we have you covered. When you schedule a consultation to discuss your smile goals, we thoroughly describe the improvement you can enjoy after prosthetic restoration.
Proper maintenance of your dentures can extend the time until you require repairs or a new set altogether. Because advanced tooth loss contributes to jawbone degradation, the fit of your dentures will change over time. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends receiving a new set every 5 to 7 years. By cleaning and storing your dentures before bed each evening, you minimize the risk of contracting oral infections.
For a more permanent smile replacement, we can place dental implants that hold your dentures in place. This combination prevents slippage by anchoring the denture instead of relying upon the daily use of adhesives. Because dental implants mimic a tooth’s root, they transfer the force of your bite to your jawbone. This signal helps fight jawbone erosion associated with dental loss and can help fight facial collapse. This prevents the accelerated aging effect that losing your teeth can bring.
Whether you have lost most or all of your teeth, we can provide a partial or complete set of dentures that help restore your smile. To learn more about the steps we take to combat tooth loss, talk to a member of our team at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, at (281) 974-4494 and schedule a visit today.