Partial and Full Prostheses for Severe Tooth Loss
Severe tooth loss involves the loss of several or all of your teeth on one or both dental ridges. Traditionally, dentures were crafted to replace all of the teeth on your dental ridge. Today, however, we can also customize a partial denture to support any healthy teeth remaining on your dental ridge while fully rebuilding the rest of your smile.
Choosing a Partial or Full Denture
Generally, a partial denture is recommended when you still retain healthy teeth on your dental ridge, and a complete denture is preferable when you don’t. However, in some cases, remaining teeth may not be as healthy as strong as they should be, or they may be damaged, infected with decay, or lack support due to severe gum disease. Before helping you choose between a partial or full denture, we’ll thoroughly examine your smile and determine several factors. That includes whether or not your long-term oral health will be better served by extracting the teeth that remain and rebuilding your dental ridge with a complete denture.
Adding a Series of Dental Implants
For many patients who require dentures, the addition of a series of dental implants can offer a wide range of benefits for their prosthesis and their long-term oral health. Dental implants are root-like posts that are inserted into the jawbone, and when used to support a custom-designed denture, they can offer benefits such as:
- Improved stability for your denture
- No shifting uncomfortably along your dental ridge
- Restoring stimulation in your jawbone when you bite and chew
- Longer-lasting dentures thanks to more adequate support
- And much more
Rebuild Your Smile with the Right Denture
These days, dentures come in a variety of shapes and sizes to address many different causes of severe tooth loss. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call the office of Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.