Obtain quality dentures with a San Antonio, TX dentist

Missing teeth can significantly impact the smile in more than just appearance. It can affect a patient’s ability to eat efficiently and speak clearly. To restore the smile, patients often ask their dentist about the options available to them. While there are several, patients with significant loss may still be the best candidate for dentures. San Antonio, TX area patients can learn more about dentures with Dr. Philip Miner of Miner Dental.

What are the types of dentures available?

Artificial teeth may come in a variety of forms. Below are the types of dentures that our team might suggest at Miner Dental:

  • Partial denture – a partial denture is a denture that is made with a metal framework. It replaces one or more teeth within the dental arch by using false teeth that slide into the space left behind when patients put their dentures in the mouth. The partial denture uses the surrounding teeth for support of the appliance.
  • Full denture – a complete denture is a denture made of acrylic that is fabricated to replace all the teeth in the dental arch. Patients keep these dentures in place with the use of dental adhesives. These restorations include both false teeth and false gums to restore the smile.
  • Implant-supported dentures – another way to keep dentures in place is to use dental implants. Dental implants are restorations that look like hardware screws and are put into the bone during surgery. The implants can then be used as a support for a full denture that snaps into place. Implant-supported dentures not only function better but maintain the natural bone structure of the jaw underneath.

Which one is right for me?

Determining candidacy for dentures starts with a consultation appointment at Miner Dental, where our team of skilled professionals can evaluate a patient and make appropriate recommendations for their unique situation.

Find out more about dentures for adults

If you are considering artificial teeth and the various types of dentures available to you, our team at Miner Dental can help you make an educated decision. Call (210) 934-5265 to request an appointment at 1100 NW Loop 410, Ste. #825.