When we think about dentistry, we think about bright beautiful smiles. Patients that wear dentures should also enjoy the confidence a healthy smile can bring. At Houston Dental Office, we offer customized dentures to our patients that look like natural healthy teeth.
Dentures are alternatives to missing natural teeth. They can be removed and inserted by the individual wearing them. Much like natural teeth, they must also be maintained and cleaned regularly. This prevents bacteria from growing on your dentures and infecting your oral health.
There are two types of dentures; partial dentures and complete dentures.
Partial denture consist of replacement teeth that are typically used when one or more of the patients natural teeth still remain on either the upper or the lower jaw. They are attached to a frame made of metal and linked to the patients natural teeth.
Complete dentures are designed to replace all of the patient’s teeth and recommended only when all of the patients teeth have been removed.
A dental implant is a replacement tooth that is designed to look just like your natural teeth. Implants are made of metal and porcelain. The two major elements of dental implants are the titanium implant body that substitutes for the root and the crown that is cemented to the top of the implant. The implant is inserted beneath your gums and attached to your jawbone.
Implants are a popular choice for patients who are missing one or more tooth. It has gained popularity due to its natural appearance and secure structure.