If you’re missing some of your teeth and you don’t want to have an invasive surgical procedure to restore your smile, you might want to consider getting dentures instead. Dentures are also a terrific option for replacing missing teeth in Houston if you don’t meet the requirements for dental implants. Your first step should be to consult with our experienced dentist at Dentistry on Kirby.
The two most common options for replacing missing teeth in Houston are dentures and dental implants. Dentures are removable appliances that consists of artificial teeth that are used to replace your missing teeth. If you have lost most of or all your teeth because of tooth decay, gum disease or due to an injury, they will need to be replaced. This is important for both health and aesthetic reasons. Losing teeth causes your facial muscles to sag. Dentures will fill in the appearance of your face and therefore, will make you look better. Dentures will also enable you to do important daily activities like eating, speaking and smiling, much easier than you could do without them. If you’re looking for a permanent and the most natural solution to regain your beautiful smile, you should explore the possibility of getting dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth created with metal and porcelain and the consist of two parts: the titanium implant body and the tooth-colored crown. The titanium implant body replaces the missing root and becomes the foundation on which the very natural-looking, tooth-colored crown that will be cemented on top of by the dentist. Because dental implants are stationary and remain in your mouth the same way your natural, healthy teeth do, they function the same way as well. Therefore, they’re much more natural than dentures; which is an alternative teeth replacement option that consists of removable appliances. However, dental implants requires surgery and anesthesia. Because of this, there are certain qualifications that need to be met to be a candidate.
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