Dentures and partials can replace some or all of your teeth, giving you back the freedom to smile, talk, eat or drink without discomfort, self-consciousness, or difficulty. We strive for the most comfortable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing results possible.
If you have lost several or all of the teeth in your lower or upper arch, dentures may be a good choice for tooth replacement. Dr. Butler uses the latest techniques in our Kerrville dental office to provide comfortable, functional sets that look as natural as possible.
If you’ve lost all or some of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures or partials can replace your missing teeth and refurbish your smile. You may find them to be an appealing solution if you have lost multiple teeth making it difficult to speak, chew, or smile. Dentures can provide:
There are various types of completes and partials. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
An immediate complete can be created based on molds of your mouth taken at a preliminary visit. When you arrive to have any remaining teeth extracted, the prepared dentures can be immediately fitted and the gums allowed to heal beneath them. This option prevents you from being without teeth during the healing process.
Completes and partials can be removable or fixed. Dental implants are being used more and more often to attach dentures to for a better fit and extra stability. Partials only replace a few missing teeth; these can also be attached to dental implants, or attached to adjacent teeth with crowns as bridgework.
Your new dentures are hand crafted to look as natural as possible. The individual colors in the gums will last if you properly care for them, so follow Dr. Butler’s instructions. Even if you wear completes, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.
With proper care, dentures can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or longer. However, if there is ongoing bone loss, they will have to be periodically adjusted and relined to maintain a comfortable fit. Call Dr. Butler if your dentures are uncomfortable, painful, or cause sore spots in your mouth.
Considering dentures? Call your Kerrville family dentist at (830) 257-4900 and schedule a consultation today!