Dentures are an effective, affordable way to restore your smile and improve your bite. At the office of Heather M. Wilmore, DDS, full and partial dentures are available to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Wilmore also specializes in dental implant services to permanently attach dentures to a post anchored into your jaw. She customizes your dentures to ensure they feel great and look natural. Call the Houston, Texas, office to find out if removable or permanent dentures are right for you, or book an appointment online today.
Dentures describe a set of artificial teeth that attach to an acrylic base. Full dentures have a complete set of teeth to replace all of the teeth in your mouth. Partial dentures feature one or more artificial teeth to replace teeth you lose to damage or decay.
Dr. Wilmore offers removable dentures as a fast, cost-effective solution to replace missing teeth. They stay in place using the natural suction of your mouth or an adhesive that secures the denture to your gums. Partial dentures use clasps that attach to nearby teeth to hold the device in place.
Permanent dentures are also available. Unlike removable dentures, permanent dentures attach to a titanium post that Dr. Wilmore implants into your jawbone.
You should consider dentures if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Dr. Wilmore can extract damaged teeth and replace them with partial or full-set dentures.
Dentures quickly restore your smile’s aesthetic and also improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly.
Dr. Wilmore completes a comprehensive oral health exam and takes dental X-rays to determine if dentures are the right treatment option for you. If you’re interested in permanent dentures, she assesses the health of your jawbone to confirm it’s healthy enough to support an implanted titanium post.
After completing your dental exam, Dr. Wilmore takes measurements of your mouth and sends them to a medical lab that creates your custom dentures. She determines the right shape, size, and shade of your teeth so you retain a healthy and natural-looking smile.
When your dentures are ready, Dr. Wilmore ensures they fit well. She also provides instructions to help you clean and care for your dentures.
If you’re getting permanent dentures, Dr. Wilmore completes implant surgery to place the titanium posts in your jawbone. You need several months of healing before she can permanently attach your dentures to the posts.
You need to schedule routine dental checkups, so Dr. Wilmore can evaluate the condition of your dentures. If you have any discomfort or experience damage to your dentures, she can repair or replace them.
Call the office of Heather M. Wilmore, DDS, to schedule a consultation for dentures, or book an appointment online today.