The absence of one or more teeth is an ongoing problem in the United States. In fact, 36 million people in the United States do not have any teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists.
Many patients turn to dentures to replace their missing teeth. These prosthetics restore oral function, allowing patients to once again chew and speak naturally.
At Bell Dental in Lake, Jackson, TX, Doctors Brian Bell and Justin Crocker offer high-quality, customized dentures. We also offer dental implants as a more stable alternative that anchors dentures directly in the jawbone. Here, we explain your restorative options, including full vs. partial dentures.
Dentures are a removable prosthetic that is designed to replace the look and feel of missing teeth. The synthetic teeth and acrylic base are placed over your gums, and can be removed as needed.
Full, or complete, dentures are used to replace an entire row of teeth when all the teeth in upper or lower jaw are missing.
Partial dentures fill in gaps and are used when some natural teeth remain. Partial dentures may recommended if:
Before your full or partial denture is fabricated, we will take careful measurements and impressions of your jaws and any remaining teeth. The lab technicians will use this information to craft a custom denture.
Whether they rest on the gums or are anchored by implants, full and partial dentures improve oral function and have a positive impact on the quality of life on patients.
Those benefits include:
The following facts and figures are based on statistics published by the American College of Prosthodontists.
Before you are custom fitted for full or partial dentures, Dr. Bell or Dr. Crocker will discuss your goals for the restorative treatment. By listening to your desired goals, we can better serve you as a person, not just as a patient. Whether you need a full or partial denture, Bell Dental will tailor your new prosthetic so you can fully enjoy the benefits of restored teeth.
To learn more about the restorative benefits of custom, high-quality dentures, contact our office online today or call (979) 297-1201.