A Solution for Severe Dental Decay
Poor oral hygiene habits and gum disease can lead to severe tooth decay and periodontal disease, in some cases resulting in extensive tooth loss. Patients who are missing most or all of their teeth as a result of disease, trauma, or other factors can restore the functionality and appearance of their mouths with dentures. At our Frisco dental office, we are advocates for implant-supported dentures, as they provide a number of advantages over traditional dentures, and Dr. Dominic Nuosce has earned a post-graduate fellowship in implant prosthetics. However, traditional dentures have been an effective treatment for tooth loss for hundreds of years, and we offer only the finest removable prosthetics at our office.
If you suffer from impaired chewing and speaking due to severe tooth loss or have an old set of dentures that have lost their vitality, we invite you to learn more about how dentures can help you regain your quality of life. Contact Frisco Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nuosce.
Dentures – An Overview
Dentures are artificial teeth, and are intended for individuals who are missing most or all of their teeth on the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. We offer traditional and implant-supported dentures at Frisco Family Dentistry. Traditional dentures are removable and are held in place by a temporary dental adhesive. Though effective, traditional dentures can slip out of place, resulting in discomfort and embarrassment, and some foods cannot be consumed when wearing dentures as a result. For these reasons, traditional dentures are not for everyone. We can discuss your goals in detail and determine whether removable dentures would be a good fit for your lifestyle.
With implant-supported dentures, the artificial teeth are secured into place, preventing the possibility of slippage or displacement, and allowing for the consumption of a greater variety of foods. Additionally, because the dentures are secured by dental implants, patients can care for their dentures in the same manner they would their natural teeth; a standard oral hygiene regimen and annual dental examinations are sufficient to maintain the prosthetic. Dentures are fully functional and natural looking, and when supported by dental implants, act just as natural teeth would.
Implant Support – The Process of Securing Dentures
Dr. Nuosce specializes in implant restorations and can ensure that your dentures fit properly and are secured into place. Typically, dentures will be secured with up to four dental implants. Once these implants are placed into the jaw bone, they fuse to the jaw through a process known as osseointegration. As the placement of implants involves a complicated surgical procedure, Dr. Nuosce works with a qualified and experienced implant surgeon in the Frisco area. When your dental implants have fully healed, the dentures will then be affixed to the implant abutments by Dr. Nuosce. The overall process can take several months, but the end result is a dental prosthetic that provides all of the benefits and functionality of natural teeth. In the interim, you will wear temporary dentures fabricated specifically for the purpose of aiding in the healing process.
Dr. Nuosce will discuss your goals with you during an initial consultation to determine the tooth shape and color that best suits your facial dynamics and skin tone. The dentures will then be affixed to the implant abutments. The overall process can take several months, but the end result is a dental prosthetic that provides all of the benefits and functionality of natural teeth.
Contact Frisco Family Dentistry
Extensive tooth loss can have a severe impact on your quality of life. In addition to the physical impairments caused by tooth loss, there are numerous emotional symptoms as well, including decreased self-confidence. It is important for individuals who suffer from severe dental decay or damage to realize that there is a treatment option for them. We encourage you to learn more about how dentures can improve your life – contact our Frisco dental office today.