Bridges and Dentures

Harlingen denturesThere are a number of different ways that you can replace missing teeth, giving you a vastly improved smile and better eating as well.

Bridges

The loss of a single tooth can have a major impact on your dental health and personal appearance. When one or more teeth are missing, not only do you have to deal with the unsightly gaps in your smile, but also the remaining teeth can shift out of their normal position. These teeth are more susceptible to decay or gum disease, because they are more difficult to clean around. A non-removable bridge can restore your teeth to normal function by replacing missing teeth. It will improve the entire health of your mouth by keeping the surrounding teeth in position and can also help maintain the structure or your face and jaw.

Implants

The dental implants used by most dentists and dental specialists are root-form implants, which basically means that they are replacement, or substitute tooth roots, used to replace natural tooth roots in areas of the mouth where teeth are missing. Dental implants provide an exciting option for people missing some or all of their teeth. They look, feel, and function like your own natural teeth.

Dentures

A denture is a tooth replacement option when replacing a full arch. Dentures are removable. They can be crafted to provide the characteristics (tooth shape and color) the patient desires. Advances have been made in the materials used for dentures and in the way they are designed. If you already have dentures (partial or full arch) you may be experiencing a loose fit or denture slipping. This can lead to gum sores that can affect your chewing and your speech and decrease your confidence when speaking or laughing with others. We can also provide denture re-lines if needed.

Valplast Partial Denture

We offer Valplast partials, which are flexible and more comfortable than standard dentures, due to their thinness and lightweight. These partials replace a single tooth or multiple teeth and are designed to let your natural tissue tone appear through the material, matching the basic shade categories.