Teeth Replacement Options For Improved Health
January 1, 2018
If you’re missing several or even all of your teeth, you know how inconvenient it can be. You may have cut out certain foods that have proven difficult to chew. And smiling without hesitation seems like a distant fantasy. But living with missing teeth can actually negatively affect your dental health too, which is why it’s important to find a teeth replacement option that fits your lifestyle.
At Alliance Dental Care, we offer several solutions for those who have lost most or all of their teeth. There are high-quality traditional dentures, of course, but it’s also possible to harness the power of dental implants for a more lifelike prosthetic.
Read on to learn more about tooth loss and teeth replacement options available to you in the Fort Worth, TX area. Then, give our compassionate team a call at 817-270-6100 to schedule a free teeth replacement consultation.
What's at stake i don't replace my missing teeth?
When you lose teeth, either because of trauma, infection, or some other incident, they leave behind gaps in your smile. These gaps may seem harmless, but they can actually affect the rest of your teeth.
Neighboring teeth will begin to shift, which can disrupt the alignment of your teeth and bite. But missing teeth can also affect your jaw bone, which holds the roots of teeth in place. Of course, when you lose a tooth, your jaw bone doesn’t have a root to support. As a result, loss of bone density can occur. As your jaw bone deteriorates, it affects the fullness of your face, contributing to a sunken appearance to the cheeks. It also affects the appearance of your lips.
What are my teeth replacement options?
At Alliance Dental Care, we’re proud to offer teeth replacement options to fit every lifestyle. Those include:
Traditional dentures. Dr. Karr has extensive experience providing dentures for edentulous patients. If the thought of dentures makes you think of awkward-looking sets of false teeth, we want to challenge your assumptions about this teeth replacement option! We’re able to offer custom-made dentures that look natural and are long-lasting. They’re easily removed for comfort and cleaning. Plus, they can last for years with proper care.
Implant-supported dentures.What if you want a removable denture that doesn’t rely on adhesives to stay put? Dr. Karr is able to create dentures that are held in place by dental implants for a secure hold. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium. They’re topped with a dental crown or other restoration so they look and feel like natural teeth. In time, dental implants fuse with your jaw bone, just as natural tooth roots would. Like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures can be easily removed.
Dental implants.If you want to experience a higher degree of permanence with your artificial teeth, Dr. Karr can anchor a full upper or lower dental arch prosthetic to a series of dental implants. Only your dentist will be able to remove the prosthetic, which means you’ll never have to worry about your false teeth shifting or slipping out of your mouth.
How much will it cost replace my teeth?
The cost of your teeth replacement will vary, depending on what method you choose, whether you’ll need teeth extracted, and other factors. That said, it’s difficult to provide even a ballpark figure. The only way to know for sure is to speak with Dr. Karr.
But at Alliance Dental Care, we make it easy for you to explore your options and ask questions without feeling pressured. We’re happy to offer free consultations!
Plus, we believe that you should be able to do what’s best for your dental health without stressing about the cost of treatment. That’s why we’ve created a flexible and convenient set of payment options. We accept cash, check, major credit cards, and all PPO insurance plans. That includes Delta Dental, MetLife, United Healthcare, Aetna, and GEHA.
Our caring administrative team can help questions you have about your insurance coverage and payment.
Replace missing teeth for improved health
Filling in your smile gaps can improve your dental function and health. You’ll be able to eat more nutritious meals without pain or difficulty, which in turn will improve your digestion and overall wellness. But you’ll also experience a renewed sense of confidence, which will help you have more fulfilling relationships and an improved quality of life.
And when you choose Alliance Dental Care for your teeth replacement needs, you’ll love the care you receive as much as you love the end result! We pride ourselves on building relationships with our patients that last for years to come.
Call us at 817-270-6100 to schedule a free consultation, or use our online form to request an appointment.