Contrary to popular belief, dentures are not just for the elderly. More and more middle-aged citizens and younger are replacing their damaged or decayed teeth with dentures—and these numbers are expected to rise in the near future. Regardless of why you need dentures, Dr. Nikhaar Keshwani of Babcock Family Dental in San Antonio, TX, can help you determine if and which style will work with your lifestyle.

Dentures Defined

What are dentures?  Dentures are a custom-fit, removable prosthetic tooth-replacement option for anyone missing more than one tooth.

Signs You Qualify for Dentures

If you are missing two or more teeth, you should consider dental prosthetics, like dentures. When individuals have missing teeth, they are forced to depend on what’s remaining.

Types of Dentures

Typically, our restoration dentist suggests the type of dentures to each patient based on how many teeth are missing:

Partial Dentures

If you have missing two or more consecutive teeth, partial dentures are an excellent tooth replacement option. Unlike a complete set of dentures, partial dentures are stabilized by a color-matched plastic base to the gums. Typically, a metal framework is attached to secure the base of the partial denture and prevent it from falling out.

Complete Dentures

When an entire row or set of teeth is lacking, complete dentures are an excellent restorative dentistry option. Complete dentures are typically the style of dentures that people envision when they hear the word “dentures” since this is what’s seen on the big screen and TV. Thankfully, contemporary dentures are more comfortable and natural looking than the stereotype. In fact, it might be hard to distinguish between natural teeth and complete dentures to the untrained eye.

What to Expect When Getting Dentures

If you’re interested in custom-fit dentures, schedule a denture consultation in San Antonio: At this time, you can expect Dr. Keshwani to:

  1. Examine the health of your remaining teeth and gums to determine if dentures are the most suitable solution for your needs.

  2. If our family dentist determines that you qualify for dentures, she will review which types of dentures you qualify for and will answer any questions you might have regarding new dental restorations. Also, she will go over dentures cost, your insurance coverage, and financing options.

  3. After any preparation procedures, Dr. Keshwani uses a 3D dental scanner to create digital impressions.

  4. After casting impressions, our San Antonio dentist will send these images to a lab so that lab technicians can create a perfectly fitted, natural-looking set of dentures.

  5. Eventually, you’ll need to return to the lab for a final fitting (and adjust as needed). If your new smile looks and feels great, you can enjoy eating, speaking, and performing other daily tasks again.

Modern Dentures Look and Feel More Natural Than Ever Before

If you’re suffering from tooth loss, it’s essential not to get defeated. Pick yourself up and schedule a denture consultation at Babcock Family Dental. Whether you need a partial or complete set of dentures, Dr. Keshwani can match you up with convenient, non-invasive, and natural-looking dental restorations. Call 210-732-3333 or contacting us online.