Dentures and Partials in Highland Park, TX
Tooth loss is one of the most common oral health problems. More than half of all Americans will lose at least one tooth. Patients facing tooth loss or the need to have teeth extracted do not need to avoid treatment because of embarrassment. Dr. Hume’s goal is to help patients find the solution that will help them continue living the most functional and healthy life possible.
An option available for tooth replacement at our Dallas, Texas dental office is a denture. We can craft a full or partial denture, depending on the pattern of tooth loss, and ensure that the dental prosthetic is crafted to allow for the most comfortable and confident wear possible.
Dentures are removable dental prosthetics. There are two basic types: full and partial dentures. Partial dentures are used to replace a few missing teeth when the patient still has some healthy teeth remaining. A full denture replaces all of the teeth along the upper or lower arch, or both arches. The initial exam will determine the need to have all or some of the teeth extracted. This examination, diagnosis and treatment planning session will determine the need a full or partial denture. Impressions are usually taken at this initial appointment. If some of the teeth can be saved, a partial can be designed to fit neatly into whatever the pattern of tooth loss might be.
Dentures and partials are designed to blend in and look like natural teeth. A gum like base holds the replacement teeth in place. If a full denture is used, the base will remain in place with the help of natural suction between the base and the roof of the mouth or under the tongue. A partial denture includes a frame that can grasp onto remaining teeth to hold the prosthetic in place. Dr. Hume can also design an implant supported denture which offers the highest level of security. While still removable, the implant supported denture can clasp onto specially designed dental implants for added stabilization.
Dentures and partials have been around in some form for hundreds of years, but modern dentures can offer great comfort as well as aesthetics. Dr. Hume is passionate about helping patients experience greater freedom and health through excellent dental care, and we spare no effort in creating customized dentures and partials that are comfortable, functional, and beautiful.
Considering options for tooth replacement? Contact Dr. Hume’s Dallas, Texas dental office for an appointment to discuss dentures, partials, or dental implants. Dr. Hume is known for achieving impressive results with his restorative dental care.