Denture & Partials An Overview
Dentures are the traditional way to replace a full arch of upper or lower missing teeth. Advancements in modern dentistry have made dentures more natural looking and functioning. Implant secured denture options are also available for improved fit and comfort. Houston, TX dentist Dr. Eddie Pruitt offers a range of restorative treatment options for the replacement of a full arch of missing teeth. Dr. Pruitt offers traditional dentures, mini implants, and All-On-Four®.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth is imperative to protecting the health and integrity of the bite and smile. Replacing missing teeth will help to prevent the deterioration of the gums, teeth and jaw bone.
Missing teeth jeopardize the integrity of the jaw and facial structure. The patient with missing teeth often experiences bone deterioration and facial recession. Without the structural support from the missing tooth root, the bone can not stabilize the teeth. Teeth may shift, loosen and even fall out and the jaw line will recede, leaving the face looking sunken in and withdrawn. This can lend a more aged appearance.
Periodontal disease, tooth decay, and bite problems are all common after prolonged tooth loss. Dr. Pruitt offers comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to help patients build a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Pruitt will work with you to choose the dental restorations that will meet your cosmetic goals while improving and stabilizing your overall oral health.