When Dentures Are Your Best Option for Replacing Teeth

Keeping your natural teeth for a lifetime is ideal, but for many people, injury, illness, or severe periodontal disease can leave you without all of your healthy teeth intact. When this happens, there are a variety of solutions, including dentures.

Our highly experienced team at Joey Cazares, DDS and Associates offer full-mouth reconstructions, which means we can help you whether you’re missing one tooth or all of them. When you come to one of our convenient locations in McAllen, Mercedes, or Penitas, Texas, we carefully examine your teeth and gums and recommend partial dentures, implant dentures, or a full set of traditional, removable dentures. 

If you’re in need of restoring your smile and your self-confidence, we help you determine when dentures are your best option for replacing teeth. In the meantime, we’ve put together some helpful information to assist you as you’re considering a new set of dentures. 

The three biggest reasons to consider dentures

In most cases, you don’t need to think about getting dentures unless you’ve experienced any of the following scenarios:

Whatever the reason, losing your teeth makes it difficult to speak naturally and enjoy your favorite foods. You may also feel embarrassed by the appearance of your smile, and that can have a negative impact on your self-esteem, your social life, and your professional life. Additionally, over time, a mouth without teeth can cause your facial muscles to sag, making you look years older than your biological age. 

The benefits of dentures

Whether you choose traditional dentures that sit on top of your gums, implant dentures that attach to your jawbone, or immediate dentures that allow you to have new teeth without delay, dentures have many benefits, including:

If you only need partial dentures to replace a few missing teeth, they attach securely to your natural teeth to fill in the gaps. Partial dentures can also help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. When your teeth remain in their properly aligned position, you have a better chance of maintaining good oral health long term.

When traditional dentures are the best option

Partial or complete, traditional dentures are the best choice when you want to avoid dental implant surgery. While implants are ideal for many adults, if Dr. Cazares determines that you don’t have enough healthy jawbone for implants, or if you’re not ready to commit to the surgery and months of recovery, conventional dentures are optimal for replacing missing teeth.

Our on-site dental lab makes the process even easier

As an added benefit of choosing Joey Cazares, DDS and Associates for your dentures, we manufacture all of our dentures in our on-site dental lab. This makes it easier for you to get precise adjustments for optimal fit and comfort, so your new dentures feel and function as perfectly as they look. We assess your overall oral health and help you decide which type of dentures are right for you, and we ensure your comfort throughout the process as you get used to your new teeth. 

Don’t let missing teeth prevent you from enjoying the foods you love, having a thriving social life, or achieving your professional goals. Give one of our offices a call today to schedule a consultation with our friendly, knowledgeable dental team. You can also send us a message online.

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