What to do when you’ve lost all your teeth
- Posted on: Dec 30 2020
At Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center, we understand that when problems arise, patients might be unaware of all the options available to them for treatment. When an individual has lost all of his or her teeth, they may be overwhelmed at what needs to be done to restore their smile. Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera work with Webster, TX area patients to help them in achieving the results they need to enjoy all their favorite foods and smile with confidence yet again.
Tooth loss can happen due to a variety of issues, including periodontal disease, trauma to the mouth, or severe tooth decay. Because of this, it is important for patients to work directly with their dentist to restore the smile. Our team at Clear Lake Dental Center and Implant Center provide two options for patients who have experienced loss of all their teeth: traditional full dentures and implant-retained dentures.
- Traditional full dentures – traditional full dentures are the dentures that come to mind for most patients. They are restorations made with acrylic and include both false teeth and false gum tissue. The dentures are held in place with natural suction or the use of dental adhesives, and need to soak and be cleaned each day. However, some patients find that they can’t enjoy all their favorite foods because they cannot rely on these dentures functioning properly. This is when patients might consider implant-retained dentures.
- Implant-retained dentures – another option for patients to consider is implant-retained dentures. These are full dentures that are much more conservative and are made to snap into place with four dental implants placed along the gumline. These dentures are much more stable and do not require dental adhesives to keep in place. They are the gold standard in the replacement of all the teeth in the smile.
Discuss your tooth replacement options with the team at Clear Lake Dental Care and Implant Center
Patients of Webster, TX who are in need of tooth replacement options are strongly encouraged to book a consultation visit with our team to learn more about full dentures and implant-retained dentures. Our team is located at 202 West Medical Center Boulevard and accepts new and current patients for restorative care. Call (281) 557-8097 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Das, Pham, and Rivera.