Are you in need of rehabilitative dental treatment? There may come a time where you lose teeth due to trauma or disease. Missing teeth can cause further issues with your health, like bone loss, shifting other teeth, and bite problems. These are problems that need to be taken seriously because they could make your dental situation worse. Also, no one wants to smile while missing teeth. At Marquette, we can help you through this difficult time and get you smiling big again.
What Is The Problem?
- Some or all of my teeth are missing
- I’m unable to chew normally
- My smile is unattractive
- Less youthful appearance: cheeks sinking, lips thinning, chin jutting out
- Shifting in teeth
- Increased stress on remaining teeth
If you are dealing with one or more of the issues above, you may be in need of dentures or implants. We can take a look at both and how they work so you can better consider your options.
You may not have thought you would ever get to this point, but deterioration is a natural part of life. Complete dentures are a replacement for teeth that you place over your gums that are made of acrylic resin. This means that any remaining teeth will be removed to place them. Partial dentures are created to fill spaces created by missing teeth and bridge the gaps between them. Unfortunately, they move when chewing, so having dentures will limit what you can eat.
Dentures and Implants
Fortunately, dentures can be attached to your implants. This helps with the chewing ability and prevents bone loss caused by traditional dentures. Since your dentures will be firmly attached to your mouth, you can smile and chew confidently.
It is important to note that the dentures will still need to be removed for cleaning. They may still cause some vague discomfort, but this option is better than the first because it is more secure.
Do I Have Any Other Options?
You can look into cosmetic dentistry. However, only a qualified professional can tell you what can and cannot be done. They will make recommendations based on your needs. We can still take a look at some of the other possible options you have.
Veneers: These are custom-made casings that are designed to cover the front of your tooth. They are made of tooth-colored materials and can be used to cover stained, crooked, or misshapen teeth. Veneers are also used on worn or chipped teeth.
Tooth Whitening: Also called bleaching, this is a procedure that can brighten your teeth. This can be done regardless of whether or not the tooth is alive.
Bonding: This procedure adheres tooth colored-materials to a tooth surface to enhance the appearance of it. Lasts between 3 and 5 years if properly cared for.
Enamel Shaping: This shapes or contours your natural teeth using a putty-like application.
Marquette provides all standard dental procedures and convenient financing options. If you fill out the form linked here, you can schedule an appointment with a qualified dental professional.
Marquette Dentistry’s is linked next if you would like to explore for yourself. Here you can view all of their cosmetic processes. You can also contact them at (832) 786-4406.
Marquette Dentistry is located in Houston, Texas, the largest state in the continental U.S. More information can be found about this great city here.