Longview, TX area dentist describes the benefits of using full dentures or partials to repair the smile
Longview, TX area patients who have experienced tooth loss may find that they have a number of different options available to them for replacement of the teeth and repair of the smile. Restoring the smile is important to avoid shifting teeth and loss of functionality. Patients who visit our practice to speak to our dentist, Dr. Clint Bruyere, about the benefits of tooth replacement with full or partial dentures, will be educated on the advantages of dentures.
Full dentures are meant to replace the entire arch of teeth. These restorations are made of high-quality acrylics and include false teeth and false gum tissues. Our team takes impressions of the ridge of the gums and work with a professional who is experienced in providing natural-looking dentures for patients. The dentures are made to look as the natural teeth did, with appropriate coloring, shape, and size of the teeth designed in the dentures. This ensures the proper look when patients wear their dentures. Full dentures can be held in place with:
- Natural suction
- Dental adhesives
- Dental implants
Implant-supported dentures are becoming increasingly popular as patients find that it is a terrific way to keep the appliance in place and provide the strength needed to enjoy all their favorite foods without worry about their dentures coming loose or falling out. Implant-supported dentures do require patients to have sufficient bone structure to place the implants prior to undergoing treatment with full dentures.
An option for patients who are not missing all the teeth in the dental arch, but rather one or a few, is partials. Partial dentures use a metal and acrylic framework to snap into place with the existing teeth. These restorations are a perfect alternative to dental bridges or dental implants, which may be more expensive. However, these look natural when placed and are easy to remove and clean.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Dentures have many benefits when they are purchased through Dr. Bruyere. They are:
- Easy to care for
- Simple to adjust
- Affordable to replace
Who is a candidate for partials or full dentures?
Nearly every patient is an appropriate candidate for dentures. Patients who are not candidates for bridges or dental implants may find that dentures are a wonderful opportunity to replace missing teeth while maintaining the appearance and functionality of the smile. Dentures are a simple solution that patients can use while they save up to purchase an alternative option. During an initial consultation appointment and evaluation with our team, we will educate patients on the viable options they can consider, and advise them as to which treatment is best suited for their budget and their lifestyle.
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What are the alternatives to dentures?
For patients who want more permanent options that are not removable, our team may suggest dental bridges or dental implants. Dental bridges are restorations made of porcelain that replace one or more teeth in a row and use the adjacent teeth to support the restoration. Dental implants are titanium posts placed into the bone of the jaw and restored over the top with a crown, bridge, or denture. They are often more expensive, but they can last a lifetime with proper care. Patients who are unsure as to which treatment to choose can speak with Dr. Bruyere about their expectations with their tooth replacement and can decide based on the pros and cons of each treatment option available to them. For many, dentures are a great solution.
Learn more by visiting your Longview, TX dentist!
Dr. Clint Bruyere and his team in Longview, TX are proud to provide solutions when it comes to tooth replacement. Full dentures and partial dentures are wonderful options for patients seeking removable and economical replacement of their missing teeth, and we offer high-quality appliances for patients to choose from. We serve patients in and around the area, including the cities of Gilmer, Marshall, Kilgore, Hallsville, Gladewater, and Tatum. Connect with our staff today at 444 Forest Square, Suite G by calling the front office team for an appointment at (903) 708-6116.