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Richardson Partial & Full Dentures

Older man eating an appleWhen a patient is struggling with advanced tooth loss, the Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics team is here to help. Our skilled Richardson dentist and dental care team members offer a wide range of tooth replacement options to fully renew oral health and function and keep patients smiling. In most cases, patients with advanced tooth loss will need a partial or full denture. Our team offers high quality, custom crafted tooth replacement prosthetics to fully restore your lost teeth, so you can get the smile back on your face. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures or other restorative dentistry solutions, contact us to schedule a tooth replacement consultation in our state-of-the-art Richardson dental office. During your consultation, we’ll sit down with you to examine your smile, discuss your treatment options, and work with you to develop a restoration plan that meets all of your needs and keeps you smiling.

 

Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?

Model smile with partial denturesEven a single missing tooth can adversely impact your oral and overall health. The surrounding teeth will shift to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. This movement causes alignment concerns that can place pressure on teeth and jaw joints causing issues with oral health and function. Overtime, the supportive bone and soft tissue will breakdown, leading to teeth that feel loose, and eventually, this can lead to additional tooth loss. Patients with numerous missing teeth struggle to speak clearly or chew a variety of foods. Almost every aspect of daily life is negatively impacted by advanced tooth loss – even something as simple as sharing a smile with a friend can cause unnecessary stress. To renew health and function and improve your confidence, replacing missing teeth is essential.

What are Partials?

Set of full dentures before placementPartials are dentures used to replace several consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth in a row. The prosthetic teeth are attached to a gum-colored base. The supportive base is shaped to fit between healthy dental structures and held in place with clasps attached to these healthy teeth.

What are Full Dentures?

Smiling older woman outdoorsFull dentures also consist of a gum-colored base and prosthetic replacement teeth. Because these dentures are used to replace an entire row of lost teeth, there is no healthy dental structure left to provide support for these dentures. Instead, full dentures are held in placed through natural suction between the denture base and gum tissue. When properly fitted, these dentures restore patients’ abilities to speak, chew, and smile with confidence.

Should I Consider Implant Supported Dentures?

In addition to traditional, removable dental prosthetics, we also offer dental implant supported dentures. Implant posts positioned below the gum line mimic the lost roots of missing teeth, providing natural feeling support for the prosthetic. Patients who opt to receive an implant-retained denture will experience significant improvement in chewing function as well as longer lasting result.

Which Tooth Replacement Prosthetic is Right for Me?

Not all patients are good candidates for implant supported dental restorations. During your tooth replacement consultation, we’ll review your situation, discuss your health history, and partner with you to choose the best restoration option.