Advancements in dental technology allow modern dentures to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. At Tropical Dental Care in Tomball, Texas, Kenneth Tran, DDS, and Nikki Korloo, DDS, with the experienced dental team, offer a wide selection of dentures, from partials to implant-supported options. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to find out if dentures are right for you.
Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that typically rest on top of your gums. Replacing missing teeth is essential for your health and wellness. A healthy set of teeth allows you to chew comfortably, speak clearly, and smile with confidence.
While dentures of the past were often ill-fitting, loose, and uncomfortable, modern technology enables the Tropical Dental Care team to create custom-made replacement teeth that mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth.
The Tropical Dental Care team offers several types of dentures, including:
Complete dentures are artificial teeth and gums that replace all your teeth. Also called full dentures, these devices suction to your gums and cover the roof of your mouth for stability and support.
Partial dentures include prosthetic teeth and gums, but they don’t cover the roof of your mouth because they only replace some of your teeth. Instead, these dentures attach to a metal or ceramic wire that wraps around your healthy teeth.
Implant-supported dentures don’t sit on top of your gums. They attach to dental implants, thin titanium devices that replace your natural tooth roots. Implant-supported dentures provide unparalleled support and stability for individuals with missing teeth.
After a comprehensive dental evaluation that includes reviewing your medical and dental history, the team can help determine the best type of dentures to replace your missing teeth.
Before the team creates your custom-made dentures, they may recommend extracting damaged or decayed teeth and performing additional dental work, such as dental implant surgery. Next, they take digital X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to plan your treatment.
The team takes highly accurate measurements of your mouth to determine the exact shape and size of your dentures. Then, they make a wax mold that you try on to see whether you need any adjustments. Finally, the team creates your permanent dentures.
Getting used to wearing dentures can feel uncomfortable at first, but the team uses the latest technology to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible. After receiving your new dentures, you can expect:
If your tooth-supporting tissues shift or change over time, the team can reline your dentures to ensure proper support and comfort.
Call Tropical Dental Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dentures.