Partial & Dentures in Houston, TX

Teeth can be lost for several reasons, such as accident or injury, bad hygiene practices, or simply aging. Regardless of how they were lost, it can be an inconvenience to live with missing teeth. Dentures are one of the most well-known and popular solutions for replacing lost teeth. Shiny Smile Dental provides this dental appliance to patients in Houston to restore the appearance and functionality to their smiles.

What are dentures?

Dentures are a removable dental prosthetic that can replace up to a line of teeth. When all of the teeth are missing, complete dentures will be used. However, if some natural teeth remain on the gumline, only partial dentures will be needed.

Benefits of dentures

The main benefit of dentures is that they restore function to the mouth, allowing you to speak and eat normally again. Additionally, they will improve the look of your smile as they not only replace missing teeth, but they fill out the appearance of the face. This prevents the facial muscles from sagging and giving you an aged appearance.

Types of dentures

There are three types of dentures:

  • Conventional dentures: these are complete dentures that are placed in the mouth after all the teeth have been removed or lost
  • Immediate: created beforehand so that they are ready to be used the same day the teeth are removed, allowing you to avoid any period of time without teeth
  • Overdentures: fit over the teeth when healthy ones remain

Procedure

It usually takes several appointments over the course of several weeks to get dentures made and fitted properly. Your dentist at Shiny Smile Dental will first take measurements of your mouth and create highly-accurate molds. These will be used to create the dentures in 77077. Once they have been made, several “try-in” appointments may be needed to allow your dentist to adjust the dentures to the proper shape and fit.

Maintaining Partials & Dentures Near You

Dentures require cleaning just as natural teeth do. They should be brushed every day, just as you clean your mouth. When not being used, dentures should be stored in water to prevent them from warping.

For high-quality, comfortable dentures, visit us at Shiny Smile Dental in Houston. We happily serve patients from Bellaire, Sugar Land, Katy, Richmond, Stafford, Missouri City, Fulshear, Alief, and Barker, TX.

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