Dentures are an effective, affordable way to replace missing teeth. At Swinney Morton Dental in Tyler, Texas, Kayla Morton, DDS, Trey Swinney, DDS, and the team of dental specialists invest in the latest technology in dentistry to create natural-looking dentures. Custom-made dentures restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably. Swinney Morton Dental offers several kinds of dentures, including partial, full (or complete), and implant-supported dentures, to suit your needs. Call Swinney Morton Dental or schedule an appointment online now to learn more.
Dentures are custom-made oral appliances that replace some or all of your teeth. They’re a safe, affordable, and effective treatment for missing teeth. Dentures are artificial teeth embedded in a pink base that resembles your gum tissue. They fit securely onto your gums or connect to another appliance to keep your smile beautiful and functional.
The three main types of dentures offered by Swinney Morton Dental are:
Also called complete dentures, full dentures replace all the teeth in your mouth. They’re custom-made to fit the exact shape of your mouth and should fit snugly on top of your gums. In the top arch of your mouth, full dentures contain a portion of pink acrylic that covers the roof of your mouth for improved support.
If you still have a good number of healthy teeth left, partial dentures can replace your missing teeth. Partial dentures don’t sit on top of your gums. Instead, they connect to a ceramic or metal appliance to discreetly hold your teeth in place. While partial dentures are attached to a base that resembles gum tissue, they don’t cover the roof of your mouth.
Implant-supported dentures connect to dental implants for secure support. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that the team surgically places into your jaw through your gum tissue. These small titanium posts attach to your dentures to hold them firmly in place. Because implant-supported dentures don’t sit on top of your gums, they’re more comfortable.
The most notable benefit of dentures is that they restore your ability to chew and speak while also improving your appearance.
Missing teeth cause the rest of your teeth to start shifting into the missing space. This changes your bite and leads to additional damage, causing tooth pain, jaw pain, and cracked or broken teeth.
Teeth also support the natural shape of your face. Without a full set of teeth, your face starts to sag and sink inward. Over time, you’ll begin to appear older than you are.
Dentures restore your smile. To learn more, call Swinney Morton Dental today or schedule an appointment online.