All teeth will naturally wear down over time, becoming more susceptible to damage and decay. A lot of factors including age, bad oral hygiene habits and other health factors can affect oral health and could lead to tooth loss. If this does happen, there are several options available for replacing your lost teeth. When there is considerable tooth loss, dental prosthetics called dentures are one of the most common solutions for patients seeking to restore their smiles. Dr. Xavier at Texan Smile provides both partial and full dentures, depending upon each patient’s specific needs.
Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that can be used to replace a line of missing teeth. They are designed to look like natural teeth and the surrounding tissues, restoring the smile’s appearance as well as the teeth’s functionality. Depending on how many teeth are being replaced, complete or partial dentures can be made. This normally requires consultation with Dr. Xavier and couple of appointments to ensure that the dentures fit properly and patient is absolutely comfortable with them. During the first appointment, accurate molds and measurements will be taken in order to create dentures that are customized to you personally. The dentures may require several separate appointments with Dr. Xavier to make any necessary adjustments to achieve the right shape, color, and fit for each patient.