Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you have full arches of lost teeth? Try dentures. Dr. Michael Courter provides patients with dentures and partials in Midland, TX. Dentures are traditionally removable, but removable dentures often do not fully support the bite and can slide around the mouth. In addition to this, the adhesive used to keep removable dentures in place can be messy and not fully effective.
Dr. Courter can provide patients with either partial or full dentures. Partial dentures restore several consecutive teeth, while full dentures replace arches of missing teeth. Choosing dentures as a dental restoration helps patients with missing teeth improve the aesthetics and health of their smiles.
Receiving Dentures in Midland, TX
Dr. Courter always ensures that patients are in good health before their restorative treatments. Checking for signs of infection or dysfunction prior to treatment also helps create a long-lasting and healthy restoration. Dr. Courter recommends dental implants to patients receiving dentures. This is because implants secure dentures permanently in the mouth. With dental implant-secured dentures, patients are able to eat the foods they love and speak clearly.
To begin denture treatment, Dr. Courter takes digital impressions of the gums and any natural teeth remaining. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where the denture prosthetic and crowns are fabricated. Then, Dr. Courter will surgically place dental implants into the jawbone. After the implants have healed over a period of 3 to 6 months, the denture is attached.
Full and Partial Denture FAQs
If you would like to learn more about dentures, read the answers to common questions patients have about this restoration here:
How long do dentures last?
Implants dentures are permanent restorations, which means they will be with you for many years. Traditional removable dentures typically last 7 to 10 years before they need to be replaced.
Can I receive implants if I already have removable dentures?
Yes, if you currently use removable dentures but want dental implants, we can help! Our team will be happy to help create a treatment plan for you to receive implant-supported dentures.
How do I clean my implant-secured dentures?
Dentures may be cleaned just like natural teeth. Implant dentures are secure in the mouth, so they can be brushed and flossed easily. Using an interdental brush to floss between dental crowns can also be beneficial for patients to clean hard-to-reach spaces.
Request a Dental Appointment
Call Dr. Courter today for treatment at 432.287.9531 or schedule a dental consultation with him online. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.