Choosing The Best Denture For You

cleveland denturesWhen you have lost several of your natural teeth, this could mean a prosthetic could be necessary to ensure you can eat your favorite foods and speak without complication. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we choose the best option to address your tooth loss, from removable to implant-supported dentures.


When you have lost all of your teeth, or at last the vast majority of them, this severely limits the kinds of food you can eat, reduces your ability to speak clearly, and could mean a prematurely aged appearance. To restore function and beauty to your smile, you need a full prosthetic. The denture will contain a full row of ceramic teeth, which absorb daily bite forces and are shaded to look natural, placed in an acrylic base that mimics the appearance of gum tissue. The lower arch will be held in place with natural suction, and upper one with the assistance of a special adhesive. They will need to be soaked and cleaned, and last about 5 to 10 years on average.


If you have multiple gaps spread out across your smile, but still enough natural teeth that a full doesn’t make sense, we could offer a partial. The prosthetic will contain new teeth set in an acrylic base, with metal clasps that attach to natural teeth to secure your denture firmly. We custom-make them based on digital images and measurements taken of your smile, so they fit comfortably. Again, they need routine care and soaking, and last arounds 5 to 10 years.


With an implant-secured one, this means that we don’t rely on suction, adhesives, or clasps to keep your prosthetic in place. Instead, we insert multiple dental implants into the smile, at an angle and position that allows it to stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, and to bond with the smile like natural roots. We then attach abutments to each post and use them to connect the full or partial denture. These are fixed in place and never need to be removed for maintenance. Since the jaw ridge won’t lose mass and density and change shape, your new prosthetic can stay in place for decades to come, possibly a lifetime with proper care and attention! If you have any questions about treating tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more.

Ready for a Full Smile

We have several options to address severe cases of tooth loss. If you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.