Tooth loss can occur at any time due to trauma, disease, or infection. If you have experienced tooth loss, your dentist can provide options to replace missing dentition. Dentures are a very popular choice that will enhance your appearance while providing the ability to speak clearly and chew properly. Caring for Your Dentures Once your…Details
Living with one or more missing teeth is no laughing matter. The loss becomes an immediate functional and cosmetic priority. Chewing requires significant effort, and even food options become limited. The position of the adjacent teeth is influenced, a direct result of shifting and drifting.
At your consultation, Dr. Huriega will examine your mouth, discuss your expectations, and suggest a restorative solution to address your unique requirements.
State-of-the-art techniques and lifelike materials result in dentures and partials that look natural and fit comfortably. Dr. Huriega of Aesthetic Dental partners designs custom dentures to suit the unique requirements of each patient. He implements an advanced design methodology that delivers fabulous results. A full denture replaces a complete row of teeth; a partial fills gaps scattered throughout an upper or lower arch. Dentures, whether full or partial, can restore your ability to eat, smile, and speak with confidence.
We want you to know that you have options, and we’ll work with you to choose the one that’s right for you. We’ll also answer all of your questions and provide information on how to obtain the best results from your replacement teeth to maximize longevity and keep you smiling!
Also known as complete dentures; full dentures are typically held in place with natural suction or over-the-counter adhesive. For maximum stability, we may recommend replacement teeth attached to dental implants. We also offer cosmetic dentures, which utilize All-on-4 dental implants to give patients natural-looking, stable smiles in a single day. Securing teeth with dental implants stops the jawbone shrinkage that occurs after teeth are lost, so your smile stays secure for the long term.
When every tooth in an arch is missing, a complete denture is indicated. Aside from the obvious cosmetic and functional concerns, the impact of complete tooth loss is far-reaching. Without teeth to provide support, the top and bottom jaw bones may close too much, bringing the nose and chin too close together. This position places undue stress on the jaw joint (TMJ), often leading to discomfort and damage. Similar to removable partials, there is an opportunity to select teeth and gums in shades that compliment your appearance.
A removable partial is a common solution to tooth loss. They replace several missing in an arch (upper or lower group of teeth), and quickly restore the lost chewing or biting surface. Partials are easily removed for daily cleaning and easy access to the remaining teeth and gums.
Typically constructed of acrylic resin or a durable metal base, and individually selected teeth, partials are designed to blend nicely with your existing teeth. Partials contain unobtrusive clasps attached to healthy existing teeth.
Although tooth loss may be an unfortunate occurrence, there are many solutions available to lessen the impact. Partial and complete dentures are widely accepted options for tooth replacement. For dentures in San Antonio, contact our office to schedule an appointment today. You’ll find that you can replace more than just your teeth; you can replace your smile.