Tooth Replacement Options With Dentures
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of removable dentures available: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth, so there should be no noticeable change to appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve a smile!
Complete Dentures – This restoration method is used to restore smile and mouth function if all teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom created and natural-looking. They are fit in the patient’s mouth to take the place of the original teeth. Complete dentures are generally removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture is used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. Made of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, partials help restore better functionality to the mouth. As with complete dentures, it is possible to have more permanent option cemented into place.
In addition to these traditional denture options, we also offer implant-supported dentures for added stability. If you’d like to learn more about your tooth replacement options, including traditional and implant dentures, call our office at (432) 333-6169 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rangel.