While it’s true that most dentists recommend that you do whatever is necessary to save your natural teeth, that’s not always possible for some patients.
Whether you have already lost several teeth or need to have your teeth extracted for whatever reason, dentures can be an excellent choice for some patients. Modern-day dentures offer more options, such as implant-supported dentures which have special attachments that the dentures snap on to making it more stable and comfortable than traditional dentures. Dr. Whitehouse is happy to offer this service to her patients from throughout the Austin, area.
Top Reasons to Visit Derby Dental for Dentures
- Getting a set of dentures can quite literally be a life-changing event for people who are already missing teeth or need to have their teeth extracted
- We offer implant-supported dentures which have more stability, comfort, and allow patients to eat and speak normally.
- Dr. Whitehouse can perform every step necessary to fit you with a new set of dentures right here in our Austin, TX office
How to Know If Dentures Are Right for You
Generally speaking, dentures come in two varieties: full or partial sets. A full set is designed for people who have no teeth, and a partial set can be a great choice for patients who are missing just a few teeth.
There are a variety of reasons why a person might lose his or her teeth – from gum disease to side effects of medications to a myriad other reasons. For people who are missing some or all of their teeth, chewing food or even speaking can be quite challenging. For those individuals, implant dentures can be an excellent choice.
Dr. Whitehouse will begin the procedure by taking a 3D scan of your head and neck area as well as digital impressions of your teeth and gums so that models can be made. Since the procedure may take several months to complete, Dr. Whitehouse may create temporary dentures while the implant-supported dentures are being placed. The implant process usually involves two surgeries, the first consisting of placing the implants into the jawbone, and the second surgery, usually scheduled 3-6 months after the first, exposes the tops of the implants. Finally, after the healing process is complete, Dr. Whitehouse will fit you with your new set of dentures.