If you lose a majority, or all, of your adult permanent teeth, it becomes important to replace them with a dental prosthesis. Without replacement, you could find yourself with difficulty speaking clearly, biting, chewing, and a much older-looking appearance. Many people worry that they are too young for dentures, but the need for them may come at any age. We have compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions about dentures and provided our answers.
Answer: Yes, dentures can look quite natural. Dentures supported by dental implants can provide the most natural-looking appearance. Depending on your needs, a full or partial set of dentures may be the best fit for your smile.
Answer: A full set of dentures replaces all of your teeth on one or both arches. There will be a base designed to look like gum tissue, as well as a full set of lifelike pontics, the replacement teeth. The prosthetic will be held in place using natural suction or a powerful adhesive to help secure the full denture. All-On-4 Dentures supported by just four strategically placed implants may provide the most security of placement for your dentures. Dental implants allow for the dentures to become a permanent fixture in your smile. If you are missing several teeth, but they are spread out across the arch, a partial set of dentures may be more appropriate. Again, a partial will include a base made from acrylic and designed to match the appearance of the gums. Atop the base will sit the pontics along with metal clasps to attach to your natural teeth. We can also work with you to preserve your remaining natural teeth and keep your smile healthy.
Dr. Carmona and his team can help to provide a solution for advanced tooth loss to restore function, health, and beauty to your smile. To schedule a consultation with Austin Prosthodontics in Austin, TX, call 512-250-9444. We also proudly welcome patients from Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Leander, and all surrounding Texas communities.