Dentures – Deer Park, TX
Enjoy Your Full Smile Again
If you’re missing a few or even all of your teeth, odds are you have to deal with a litany of inconveniences on a daily basis. From not being able to chew your favorite crunchy foods to lacking the confidence to smile in front of others, missing teeth can make life downright miserable. Fortunately, at Deer Park Dental, we offer both full and partial dentures that will allow you to enjoy your full smile again. Depending on your degree of tooth loss, Dr. Gregg Mosley can create the ideal set of dentures you need to rebuild your smile.
Why Choose Deer Park Dental -- Gregg Mosley, DDS for Dentures?
- Experienced Dentist Who Will Work with You
- Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Prosthetics
- Your Satisfaction Is Our Top Priority
Types of Dentures
Dentures are made of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored acrylic based. They can be one of the three following types:
For patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth, we can prescribe a full denture. This prosthetic consists of a whole row of false teeth on a base that sits directly on top of your gums. It stays in place thanks to a natural suction against your gum tissue. For extra security, you can use a bit of denture adhesive too.
If you’re only missing a few teeth, we can place a partial denture. A partial is made of a metal framework with as many artificial teeth as you need to complete your smile. Metal clasps allow it to attach to your remaining teeth and fit within your smile like the missing piece of a puzzle.
If you want dentures that won’t lose their fit over the years, we offer implant-retained dentures. We can place a number of dental implants directly in your jawbone, preventing the bone loss that comes as a result of missing teeth. This also forms a sturdy foundation onto which we can anchor a full or partial denture.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If you’re missing any number of teeth, you might be a good candidate for dentures. Traditional full dentures replace an entire row of pearly whites, while partials are used when you still have some remaining teeth.
In order to be a candidate for implant-retained dentures, you must have generally good oral health and a sturdy enough jawbone to support implants. If your jawbone has deteriorated as a result of tooth loss, you might need to undergo a bone graft before receiving implants.
Benefits of Dentures
Whether you elect to rebuild your smile with full dentures or a partial, there are several benefits. You can enjoy all your favorite crunchy foods and incorporate plenty of healthy foods into your diet like hearty vegetables and chewy meats. You can smile with confidence in front of others without worrying that they’ll judge you for the gaps in your grin.
Implant-retained dentures offer even more advantages. The titanium posts stimulate your jawbone, promoting growth that keeps your facial muscles from wrinkling and drooping. They also prevent your dentures from losing their fit every few years and slipping around. As long as you take care of your implants, they have the potential to last a lifetime.
Living with New Dentures
When you’re first fitted with a denture, it may take some time for your mouth to get used to it. It may help to cut your food into bite-sized chunks at first and gradually work your way up to larger bites. Be sure to chew evenly with both sides of your mouth. You can expect to deal with some soreness in your gums for the first few days, but if the discomfort persists longer than that, you can just give Dr. Mosley a call, and he’ll be more than happy to adjust them for you.