If you’re missing any teeth, then you may be asking yourself the question, “Should I get dentures?” The short answer is, ‘Yes!” They are an excellent choice for tooth replacement that make eating more pleasurable and smiling and speaking a more natural and less self-conscious activity. Now, the only question left to answer is what kind of dentures are best suited to you. Dr. McIntosh will be able to determine if partial, full, implant-retained or All-on-4 are the best option for you.
Which is Right for You?
When you come to the Keller dental office for dentures, Dr. McIntosh will evaluate the condition of your entire mouth and assess the health of your gums and the underlying bone structure in order to begin to develop a denture treatment plan for you.
Many patients are best served by implant-retained dentures. As the name suggests, these are held firmly in place by dental implants that are surgically anchored into your jawbone. With these, you’ll never have to worry about the embarrassment of having your dentures slip or fall out while you’re eating or speaking.
All-on-4 are a type of implant-retained denture that does not require any time between the surgical portion of the procedure and the placement of dentures. The implants, which are slightly smaller than traditional implants, are set at an angle in order to take full advantage of your jawbone’s density. Thus, temporary dentures can be placed immediately, while your permanent set wait to be attached when you’ve fully healed.
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If you’re missing one, two or three teeth—not even consecutively—Dr. McIntosh can design a single partial that will fit in between your remaining teeth. Discreet clips or brackets attached to other teeth hold the partial in place.
For patients who are missing all of the teeth along the upper or lower arch, a traditional denture is often the most reasonable and economical tooth replacement option. False teeth are set on a gum-colored base that fits comfortably on top of your gums. Full are held in place by muscle tone, suction and denture adhesive if necessary.
Call Our Office Today
Dentures of any kind are always a better option than dealing with missing teeth. However, Dr. McIntosh at Distinguished Dental in Keller, TX, will consult with you to decide which kind is right for you. Contact our office today for an appointment.