Although many advances have been made in the field of dentistry, loss of teeth is still an ongoing problem. Currently, there are a number of options available for people who have lost their teeth. One of the most versatile and affordable is a set of removable dentures.
At times it is necessary for all teeth to be removed due to extensive periodontal disease and/or decay. An alternative for the replacement of all the teeth is a complete upper and/or lower denture. These dentures require support from your gums and often require the use of dental adhesive. Throughout life, the dentures require adjustment and refitting as your supporting teeth and gums change.
Overdentures are a newer alternative to dentures, combining traditional denture technology with modern dental implants. By establishing two implanted attachments to the lower jaw, an overdenture is able to sit securely in place to increase retention, stability, and comfort. This is especially important in lower-jaw full-denture situations where traditional dentures tend to have less adhesion. Another benefit of overdentures is the limited amount of bone loss where the implants are placed, making the procedure more successful in the long run and helping to preserve facial structural integrity.
Partial dentures are dentures that replace only a limited number of teeth, not an entire set. Partial dentures are a single piece fitting supported by the remaining teeth and gums. They are much more secure than standard full dentures and are more comfortable. Ask your dentist about various types of partial dentures.
For more information on dentures in Austin, Texas, we welcome you to contact our friendly dental team at Anderson Lane Dental today. We are happy to answer your questions and schedule your visit with Dr. Pevow and Dr. Robbins!