Dentures continue to be a rising need for dental patients, especially for patients who are 65 and older. According to the American College of Prosthodontics, there are more than 35 million Americans who do not have any teeth. Among this massive number, approximately 23 million of those people are of the geriatric age.
At Houston Dental Esthetics, our dentist takes an impression of the patient’s mouth as part of the oral prosthetic process. This ensures that the dentures are custom designed to perfectly fit the patient’s mouth. The impression is then sent to our lab and the dentures are then molded and created.
REASONS TO RECEIVE DENTURES
Our Katy dentists understand the importance for a patient to have all their teeth. Dentures, or dental prosthetics, are very necessary for several reasons: appearance, function, and health.
Appearance is typically reason why patients come to our Katy dental office. Having no teeth, or not having teeth in one of the jaws, creates a sunken-in effect to the face. The cheeks seem to fall inward drawing the skin downward. When dentures are placed in the mouth, the false teeth allow the entire face to rest in its natural position. Dentures are made of either acrylic resin or porcelain (teeth) and acrylic resin or flexible nylon polymer (framework). They are beautifully made so that the patient can talk and smile freely.
When teeth are missing, whether all or many, the jaws are not able to fully function as designed. Chewing is either greatly hindered or made impossible. Our Katy dentists consistently meet patients who complain of not being able to eat the diet they wish because they can’t chew meats, or fruits, or vegetables. There are also the complaints of speech impediments created from a lack of teeth. Prosthodontics restore the full functionality of teeth, enabling patients to regain their previous mode of oral functions.
Dentures promote a healthy lifestyle as well, both physically and mentally. As we mentioned before, prosthetic teeth enable a patient to chew food, like vegetables and fruits, that were once impossible to eat. Those who wear dentures are able to once again enjoy a healthy diet.
From a mental perspective, our dental patients in Katy experience a surge in self-esteem because they are able to smile completely and freely. Their face and cheeks no longer suffer from the lack of teeth and therefore receive a vibrant appearance. Our patients feel more confident around friends and family and co-workers, creating a confidence to network as well as enjoy public life again.
PROVIDING KATY WITH DENTURES
At Houston Dental Esthetics in Katy, our sole purpose is to provide patients with healthy and beautiful smiles. This is why we create and provide so many dentures and partial dentures. We want our patients to return to a healthy and happy lifestyle.
If you are in need of a restored smile, then contact our Katy dental office and schedule an appointment. Our dentists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teeth to diagnose precisely what is needed for your oral situation. We look forward to providing you with the smile you want and need.