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Coppell Dentist Answers Dentures FAQs

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Why Should I Get Dentures?

In short, dentures help you look better and live a healthier life. Research shows that people with several missing teeth or a completely toothless mouth experience a reduced quality of life and suffer earlier mortality than people with a full set of teeth. Full and partial dentures offer a conservative solution for returning the health and function of your mouth. In addition to helping you eat a healthy variety of foods and speak normally, teeth provide support for the cheeks and lips. Without this support, the cheeks and lips sink inward, giving you an elderly, unhealthy appearance. Dentures restore the support structure, giving you an instant facelift and improving your appearance.

Can Dentures Look Natural?

In the hands of a skilled prosthodontist with an artist's eye and access to state-of-the-art materials, yes, dentures can look totally indistinguishable from natural teeth. Too often, patients settle for poorly designed dentures that look awkward and artificial. For instance, the signs of fake-looking dentures include small teeth, overly white teeth, completely uniform teeth, and lifeless, pink gums. Dr. Heeje Lee designs custom-fitted partial and complete dentures that achieve total realism through esthetically pleasing imperfections. Real teeth are not perfectly symmetrical, do not have a totally smooth surface, or look completely white. Therefore Dr. Lee's handmade dentures incorporate the tiny grooves, slight differentiations in shape and size, and shade variations. He also tints and shades the gum portion to give it a healthy, lifelike appearance.

Is It Difficult Adjusting to Wearing Dentures?

Dr. Lee's handmade dentures are custom-fitted to your mouth, so you will not experience the slipping and necessity for adhesives that characterize cheap, ill-fitting dentures. However, if you have never worn a dental prosthesis, you may require a period of adjustment before you feel completely confident. Try these tips to help you feel accustomed to wearing dentures:

Do Dentures Work with Dental Implants?

Absolutely. If you still feel that you would like more stability than a traditional denture can offer, talk to Dr. Lee about implant-supported dentures. Dr. Lee can surgically insert a dental implant into your jawbone, creating an artificial tooth root. After fully integrating with the surrounding bone tissue, the implant can be topped with a porcelain crown, a bridge, or a full or partial denture. Dr. Lee will need to conduct a thorough examination of your jaw to make sure it can support implantation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Simply put, if you have missing teeth, you can get dentures. Dr. Heeje Lee will model your custom-fitted dentures on precise measurements of your oral structures as well as your idea of how you want your new smile to look. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss your options, call us at (972) 315-0811. Our Coppell dentist office provides service to patients from Lewisville, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Irving, and all surrounding communities.

Make Your Appointment Today

To experience the benefits of modern general dentistry and prosthodontics in Coppell, TX, contact Dr. Heeje Lee at (972) 315-0811. Evergreen Dental welcomes patients from Coppell, Lewisville, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Irving, and the nearby communities.