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Dentures & Partials
Most dentists agree that it’s almost always preferable to keep your natural teeth. But sometimes, that’s just not possible. If you’re missing teeth, or if you need to have your teeth extracted for whatever reason, dentures and partials are a great solution. In fact, for many people who are missing teeth, getting a new set of full or partial dentures can definitely be a life-changing experience! Dr. Smitherman is pleased to offer dentures and partials as one of the many services she provides to her Austin, TX area patients.
Great Reasons to Choose Austin Family Dentistry for Dentures & Partials
Missing teeth can present a variety of problems if left untreated. Fortunately, a new set of partial dentures can remedy that situation and greatly improve the quality of your life!
If you need to have your teeth extracted, the thought of that procedure might be a little unnerving to say the least. That’s why Dr. Smitherman and her trained staff of dental professionals offer a variety of sedation techniques for their patients. We’ll make you feel as comfortable as possible before, during and after the procedure.
In order for dentures and partials to be effective and useful for a patient, it is absolutely vital that they fit properly. Dr. Smitherman has the experience necessary to ensure that the dentures and partials she provides to her patients are as snug-fitting and comfortable as possible.
Important Information about Dentures & Partials
Generally speaking, dentures come in two varieties: full dentures for people who are missing all their teeth, and partial dentures for those that are only missing a few teeth. If you’re missing just a few teeth, it might be tempting to simply live with that situation. But that is never a good idea. Even if you’re missing just a single tooth — much less more than one – the other surrounding teeth will shift in place over time in an effort to fill the gap left by missing teeth. That can negatively impact your chewing ability, your speech and even eventually the shape of your face. Fortunately, partial dentures are a great way to remedy that condition.
For people with no teeth, or for those who need to have all their teeth extracted, full dentures are almost literally a lifesaver. Modern-day dentures can be made to fit securely and look as close to your natural teeth as possible.
Both full and partial dentures should last for many, many years with regular use. But they may eventually need to be repaired or adjusted after a certain period of time.
Call Austin Family Dentistry Today
For more information about dentures and partials, contact our Austin, TX office today. We’d be glad to schedule an appointment and welcome you to our patient family!