What are dentures?

A denture is an appliance designed to replace one or more of your missing teeth, and they are used to restore your smile back to its optimal condition. There are many benefits to dentures, including their ability to:

  • Restore your smile back into its ideal look and comfort
  • Even the pressure on your smile
  • Prevent your muscles from sagging, which helps maintain your face’s natural shape
  • Stopping your natural teeth from shifting

Another main benefit of a denture is the fact that it can be used to restore a patient’s ability to speak, chew, and eat properly. However, at times, actions, such as speaking and chewing, can cause your teeth to slip. To solve this problem, our dentists, Drs. Farmer and Farmer, may recommend denture locks.

What are denture locks?

A denture lock can be used to prevent your dentures from moving. Aside from discomfort, dentures can cause gagging problems as well. If you decide that a denture lock is right for you, our team will medically insert four screws into your gums. These titanium screws will act like the roots of your tooth and they will fuse to your jawbone. If you are interested in a denture in Houston, Texas, we invite you to contact Houston smiledocs today. We are eager to hear from you today!