Recovering from Significant Tooth Loss
While a dental bridge or implant-supported crown can help you recover from single tooth loss, more severe cases often require a partial or full denture. Designed to completely rebuild your upper or lower dental ridge, a denture consists of an appropriate number of replacement teeth and a comfortable, plastic base. The replacement teeth are crafted from highly lifelike material, such as dental porcelain, to ensure optimal cosmetic and functional results. If you still retain some of your healthy teeth, then Dr. Munilla can suggest a partial denture to fit around and support them while replacing the teeth you’ve lost.
Types of Modern Dentures
Traditional (or full) dentures span the entire length of your upper or lower dental ridge. For patients who’ve lost all of their upper or lower teeth, full dentures can restore the full function, symmetry, and appearance of their smiles. However, for patients who still retain a few or several of their teeth, a partial denture can accomplish the same results while helping them preserve those teeth. A partial denture is custom-designed with replacement teeth only where necessary, and may require additional support from small, discreet clasps.
Find the Denture that Suits You Best
Tooth loss is serious, but with the right custom-designed denture, it doesn’t have to affect your quality of life for long. To find the denture that best suits your smile, schedule a dental consultation by calling Munilla Dental today at (817) 379-1200. Located in Southlake, TX, we also proudly serve patients who live Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, West Lake, Trophy Club, and North Richland Hills.