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older couple embracing People who have lost a substantial number of teeth may feel frustrated trying to find a solution that fits well, functions properly, and looks natural. Dentures are a popular solution, and thanks to modern methods and materials, they have never been more effective. Dr. Meredith G. Davis offers high-quality prosthetics for patients dealing with missing teeth. Keep reading to learn how dentures in Richardson can help restore your smile!

What Are Dentures?

photo of denturesA denture is a set of prosthetic, natural-looking teeth attached to a plastic base that is designed to look like your gum tissue. A traditional denture rests on the gums and can replace several missing teeth or an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower teeth. A partial denture fits in with the remaining natural teeth like a missing puzzle piece, while a complete denture is held in place using natural suction or with the help of a denture adhesive as needed.

With proper care, a traditional denture can last for five to seven years before it will need to be replaced due to wear and tear and the gradual changing shape of your jaw bone.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Patients who are eligible for dental implants can benefit from added security and stability with an implant-retained denture. Dental implants are made from titanium, which spurs bone growth to encourage the fusion of the implant with the jaw. In this way, dental implants offer superior support for a full or partial denture. You will not need to have an individual implant placed for each missing tooth. Instead, Dr. Davis can decide how to support your denture successfully on as few dental implants as possible.

Patients who are eligible for dental implants are those who are:

Maintaining Your Dentures

smiling older womanWhether your denture is held in place by dental implants or not, if it is removable, you will need to make sure you maintain proper hygiene habits to keep it clean and functioning well for as long as possible. We will send you home with instructions for maintenance, but we have listed some of the most important ones here for your convenience.

Questions? Talk to Us Today!

If you are on the verge of substantial tooth loss and wish to discuss how a denture can help you enjoy a complete, confident smile once again, don’t wait to get started. We invite you to request an appointment with your dentist in Richardson today!

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