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Dentures and Partials


Tooth loss has many causes. While the biggest cause of tooth loss is gum or periodontal disease, you may also lose teeth as a result of facial trauma, severe tooth decay, or bruxism. Whether the teeth fall out on their own, or they are extracted, replacing them is essential. At New Heights Dental & Braces, we can replace missing teeth with dentures.

What Are Dentures?


Dentures are a traditional restoration used for replacing missing teeth. They have been used for hundreds of years. The dentures that we use today, however, are nothing like the first dentures. They are even very different from dentures of just a few decades ago. Advances in dental technology have allowed us to provide you with dentures that look much more like natural teeth and feel much less bulky and awkward in your mouth. Dentures are a removable prosthesis. They consist of a base that holds replacement teeth. Modern dentures have an acrylic base that can be colored to match the natural color of your gums. The teeth are made from an acrylic resin. The teeth are designed to look much more like natural teeth. The base sits directly on your gums, which provide the necessary support for your new teeth.

Full Arch Replacement With Full Dentures


When most people think of dentures, the image that comes to mind is a full denture. A full denture is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Before receiving your dentures, any unhealthy, unsalvageable teeth need to be extracted. Following these extractions, impressions of your mouth are taken. These impressions are used to custom design a denture specific to your mouth. Once your denture is finished, we check to make sure that it fits properly before you leave with your new teeth.

Partial Dentures


Partial dentures are similar to full dentures except that they are designed to replace sections of missing teeth. After all, if you still have perfectly healthy teeth in your mouth, they should not need to be extracted. Partial dentures are made in the same fashion as full dentures, from impressions of your mouth that are taken after the removal of any unhealthy teeth. Much like full dentures, partial dentures consist of an acrylic base and acrylic resin teeth. The base rests directly on your gum tissue. In addition to relying on your gums, partial dentures also have metal clasps that attach to your healthy teeth for extra support.

Benefits of Dentures


Dentures provide you with several benefits. These benefits include:
•  The restoration of your smile. Because modern dentures look much more like real teeth, you regain your beautiful smile. With your smile restored, your confidence will increase.
•  Improved biting and chewing. When you can more effectively chew your food, your digestion, and nutrition, improve.
•  Your speech returns to normal. It will take some time to adjust to speaking with your new dentures, but once you have grown accustomed to them, your speech will be restored.
•  Partial dentures help to hold your healthy teeth in proper alignment, preventing them from shifting into the space.

If you have suffered tooth loss, it is crucial that you have them replaced as soon as possible. Call New Heights Dental & Braces today at (210) 625-4599 to schedule your consultation and find out if dentures or partial dentures are the right solutions for you.
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New Heights Dental & Braces

7700 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Convenient parking is available directly in front of our office.

T: (210) 625-4599
F: (210) 828-3205

We look forward to seeing you smile!
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