Losing teeth is not something that has to accompany the aging process. In fact, many patients enjoy a lifetime of full, healthy teeth without ever having to replace a single one. Still, tooth loss does occur often enough that it remains one of the more significant problems for patients of all ages. When you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, then the right partial or complete denture(s) can help you regain the beautiful smile of your youth.

Types of Dentures

Complete Dentures

A complete denture, or full denture, describes the more popular prosthesis that consists of an entire row of replacement teeth situated neatly on a gum-colored plastic base. The appliance can restore your smile when you’ve lost all of your teeth on your upper and/or lower dental ridges, giving you a beautiful, bright, full, and fully-functional smile once again. Often crafted from porcelain, dentures provide a realistic solution to replacing lost teeth, and in many cases, we may recommend securing your denture(s) to a series of dental implants.

Partial Dentures

When your tooth loss doesn’t span your entire dental ridge, but is too extensive for a dental bridge or implant-supported dental crown, then you may benefit most from a partial denture. Like a full denture, a partial denture helps restore your smile’s appearance and function, but is designed to fit around the teeth that remain so as not to disturb your healthy, natural tooth structure. Also like a complete denture, partials can be secured to one or more dental implants for more stable and lifelike support.

Learn What Kind of Denture Is Best for You

We offer a variety of personalized dentures to fit every patient’s unique needs and preferences. To find out what kind of denture is your best option, schedule an appointment by calling Dr. Cornelius’ office in Keller, TX, at 817-431-4200. We proudly the serve the residents of Keller, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and all surrounding communities.