Tooth loss can be a very troubling experience, resulting in a loss of confidence or self-esteem. Dr. Clint Bruyere in Longview, is committed to helping patients restore their smiles. We provide both full and partial dentures as options for patients to regain their smiles.
Partial dentures are for people who still have some natural teeth remaining. They have been in use for a long time and are very popular because they are effective and affordable. With partial dentures, artificial teeth are attached to a base that resembles gum tissue and connected to a metal framework to keep the prosthetic secure. Partial dentures snap in and out, like retainers.
Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. They are most commonly made of acrylic resin, which is a high-quality type of plastic that can very closely resemble natural teeth. Patients can opt to use dental adhesives to keep the dentures in place or they can have implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures have become the gold standard. With implant-supported dentures, a post is placed into the bone below the gumline to act as an artificial tooth root. Once the jawbone fuses around the implant, an abutment is placed on the implant and dentures can be snapped into place. Implants offer patients ultimate security. There is no need for dental adhesive as your new set of teeth is held firmly in place by the implants. Implant-supported dentures are the only restoration that truly feel and function completely like natural teeth.
We take great in helping our patients find the joy in smiling again. Partial, full, and implant-supported dentures are all excellent options to give you back beauty and functionality. If you live in the Longview area and are ready to have a full set of teeth again, call us today.