Mention the word "dentures" to most people, and chances are they'll think of the stereotypical dentures of the past: always slipping, causing problems with speech, and looking anything but natural. At Incredible Smiles of Texas, however, the custom-crafted cosmetic dentures that we create for our San Antonio area patients offer a thoroughly modern, aesthetically and functionally superior alternative. In fact, our dentures are tailored to fit so well and look so attractive that you might even forget that they aren't your natural teeth!
In every procedure he performs, Dr. Chris Reger balances the skill and technique of an experienced dental professional with the aesthetic eye of an artist. When you turn to Incredible Smiles of Texas for dentures, you can expect only the best from the best.
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth or your natural teeth are in such poor condition that they can not be restored, then there is a chance that you are a candidate for dentures. We are particularly gratified by the opportunity to work with existing denture-wearers who have given up on the idea that dentures can be a comfortable and effective solution to missing teeth. Dr. Reger uses the most advanced technology to design dentures that fit snugly in the mouth without causing discomfort or irritation, while restoring facial aesthetics. Even if you have been told in the past by other dentists that your case is complex, we are confident in our ability to provide you with dentures that look, feel, and function as much like natural teeth as possible.
While we can provide you with removable dentures of the highest quality, we urge suitable candidates to consider the possibility of implant-supported dentures. To learn more about candidacy for implant-supported restorations, please visit our page on dental implants.
Benefits and Risks of Getting Dentures
Whether you are a first-time denture wearer or looking to replace your current set, you will enjoy many benefits when you have your dentures crafted by Dr. Reger, including:
- A comfortable, secure fit that will reduce the risk of your dentures slipping or shifting out of place
- A natural appearance that will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth and complement your unique facial features
- Improved ability to chew and speak versus dentures of the past
- The confidence that comes along with having a complete set of teeth and a beautiful smile
Although dentures themselves don't pose many risks as such, there are numerous risks associated with missing teeth that removable dentures will not prevent from occurring. When you lose a tooth, your body interprets this loss as a signal that the bone and periodontal tissue that once supported the tooth no longer serve an essential function. As a result, these structures begin to degrade, which leads to the "hollowed-out" appearance often linked with dentures. The mouth becomes more susceptible to infection and disease, and your overall health is put at greater risk, as well.
These risks can be avoided by attaching your dentures to dental implants. The titanium implant posts used to secure the dentures integrate with the bone, signaling to the body that the tissues supporting the restoration are once again performing a vital role. With implant-supported dentures, you will regain much of the freedom, confidence, and control you had with your natural teeth.
Caring for Your Dentures
Once you get your dentures, you will need to care for them properly. Here are some tips on how to take care of your dentures:
- Gently scrub your denture every day with a non abrasive cleanser.
- Soak your dentures overnight to allow them to keep their shape.
- Clean your mouth after you remove your dentures.
- Schedule routine dental checkups.
We'll Answer Your Questions
If you would like more information on dentures, please contact our dental practice today.