Implants and Dentures


Tooth loss presents serious lifestyle and health concerns for many dental patients. Multiple tooth loss can result in trouble speaking and chewing. And for many adults, a missing tooth from injury or tooth removal can become an embarrassment that keeps them from smiling or going out in public. Moreover, as other teeth move to fill in the gap left by a missing tooth, the whole mouth can become misaligned.

Dental Implants


A dental implant is a specially designed, permanent, tooth root replacement. It’s essentially a titanium screw that is placed within the jaw bone in place of a missing dental root. Over time, the jaw bone accepts and fuses with the implant to form a perfect replacement root. The implant is then fitted with a fake tooth designed specifically to blend into the patient’s natural smile.

The advantages of dental implants include:

  • Invisibility – Implants are undetectable to anyone but your dentist.
  • Durability – Implants are guaranteed to last. In fact, many implants last a lifetime.
  • Comfort – Once installed, implants are no hassle and no pain additions to your smile.

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Dentures


Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. There are two primary types of dentures: complete and partial.

Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing on a single arch. They are supported and held in place by surrounding tissues in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when the patient still has a few of their natural teeth but the remaining gaps are too wide to fill with dental bridges. Partial dentures, like complete dentures, are supported by the tissues of the mouth but they also have the added stability of a metal base which clips onto remaining teeth.

The advantages of dentures include:

  • Affordability – Dentures are a relatively inexpensive tooth replacement option.
  • Improved Appearance – For many patients, dentures can restore a once beautiful smile.
  • Improved Chewing and Speaking – While at first, chewing and speaking with dentures may be difficult, in the long-run dentures are the preferable option to a toothless grin.

 

Schedule a Dental Implant or Denture Fitting


You don’t want to let your missing teeth effect your oral health. A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe offers dental implants or dentures in the Houston area. Contact our office today and we will help you choose the best option to restore you oral health and appearance.

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