Living without any teeth is more common than many people think, with nearly 35 million American’s missing all their teeth. Over 90 percent of these people choose traditional removable dentures as their choice of tooth replacement. Dentures provide patients with the natural look of a complete smile, while restoring some ability to bite and chew a wider variety of foods. As your general dentist, Dr. LaKendra Sakeena can help create beautiful and functional dentures to improve your overall quality of life after tooth loss.
Dentures offer patients many advantages over living without teeth, including:
When preparing your mouth for dentures, Dr. Sakeena will perform an in-depth examination of your oral health as well as take impressions of your bite and jaw. If you have few remaining or any failing teeth, we will extract them to make room for the denture to rest on your gums. A trusted dental lab will use the impressions we take of your mouth to create your lifelike dentures that will fit comfortably and snuggly in your mouth. Dentures are typically held in place through suction on the gums or with adhesives and pastes. Once you get fit with your new dentures in Missouri City, TX, you will be able to eat a wider variety of foods, speak more clearly and enjoy the confidence that a complete smile can bring.
As your skilled general dentist, Dr. Sakeena wants you to have the best, long-term solution to tooth loss. While dentures are an affordable and common solution, they do not provide the long-term stability option of dental implants. For those looking for a more permanent replacement option that is not removable and provides better security and oral health benefits, Dr. Sakeena recommends full-arch dental implants. Full-arch dental implants utilize anywhere from two to eight dental implants that are placed in the jaw, to support a retrofitted denture. This option provides longevity, security and permanence.