Dentures in North Dallas
Tooth loss has profound and far-reaching effects on our daily lives. From devastating our confidence and self-image to its many oral health repercussions, Dr. Loftus and our team understand our patients’ needs to feel whole and complete again. This is why we offer tooth replacement services including full and partial custom dentures. Our goal is to help members of our community who suffered from tooth loss regain oral function and confidence. With a compassionate approach, we aim to give our patients reasons to smile again.
The old adage, “we don’t know what we have until it’s gone” rings true for those who have lost one or more teeth. This is because most people don’t realize how big a role our teeth play in our lives. From chewing and tearing food to speaking with clear pronunciation, teeth are incredibly important. Beyond the functionality of having a complete smile are the psychological effects of losing teeth. Many adults who have failing or missing teeth develop depression and social anxiety because living without teeth makes folks feel embarrassed and incomplete.
Full and Partial Custom Dentures
When patients require dentures, our practice works closely with dental technicians to develop custom-made dentures that are crafted from high-quality materials. Whether full or partial dentures are necessary, the people we serve will enjoy prosthetic teeth that perfectly complement the shape of their mouths and comfortably fit over the gums. Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth whereas partial dentures replace a few consecutive or non-consecutive teeth. Partial dentures employ metal clasps, which attach to neighboring, natural teeth, while full dentures rely on the curved shape of the gums and jawbone to stay in place.
Once our dentist has determined the specifications for dentures, impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory to start the construction process. Technicians use very lifelike materials like porcelain to mimic the appearance of biological teeth and pink-tinted acrylic to resemble the appearance of gums so that our patients enjoy beautiful and durable replacement teeth.
Mini-Implant Supported Dentures
For those who require extra support, Dr. Loftus provides mini-dental implant placement for securing dentures. Mini implants are surgically embedded into the jawbone and will hold dentures in place with abutments. An implant will essentially function similarly to a tooth’s root. Using dental implants to secure dentures is especially useful in the lower jaw. Patients who have experienced bone loss may benefit from this method.
Call (972) 587-4020 to schedule a tooth replacement consultation, call our Dallas dental office today.
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