Extractions and Dentures
Nobody wants to have a tooth pulled, but sometimes it's necessary. Crowding can cause problems with surrounding teeth, decay or trauma can damage a tooth beyond our ability to save it, and illness, medications, and other issues can affect the health of your teeth. Wisdom teeth in particular can create many problems if they are impacted, meaning that they are stuck against the jawbone or other teeth and cannot grow in properly. When teeth are in need of extraction, our Frisco dental office can remove them quickly and safely, improving the overall health of your mouth.
If you have several teeth missing or extracted, it can affect your ability to chew and speak, and leave you embarrassed to talk or laugh around other people. If this sounds familiar, full or partial removable dentures may be the answer to restore your confidence, improve the appearance of your mouth, and allow you to talk and eat normally once again.
Extractions with a Compassionate Touch
Dr. Chitre is experienced in dental extractions, and we have the skills and care to remove most teeth in need of extraction. For complex extractions, we may refer you to an oral surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your mouth, but most teeth can be extracted right in our Frisco dental office.
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, should be evaluated for removal between the ages of 13 and 16. Removing these teeth during your child's teens offers many benefits:
- Roots are still developing at this age, meaning the extraction process will be easier for both the patient and our dental team.
- The jawbone is less dense, which means the bone will heal faster and better, as well as making it easier to remove impacted teeth that are stuck below the jawbone.
- The mouth heals more quickly at a younger age, leading to better outcomes and a faster recovery.
- If impacted teeth are removed early, it minimizes potential damage to surrounding teeth or the jawbone.
Full and Partial Dentures
Removable dentures come in a variety of styles and options to fit a wide range of patient needs. Our dental staff can help you choose the best option for you and your teeth, whether that is flexible partial dentures, metal frame partials, full dentures, or even implant-supported dentures.
Partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth in one arch (upper or lower) of your mouth. These dentures consist of prosthetic teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic supported by either a flexible plastic or metal framework. Partial dentures use your remaining healthy teeth to anchor them securely in your mouth.
Full dentures replace all the teeth in a single arch. Full dentures are best suited for someone who has lost most or all of their teeth. Traditional full dentures are supported by tongue and cheek muscles and suction. While properly fitted full dentures will remain securely in place with little to no adhesive needed, for a more secure fit, you may want implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures use special clasps secured to a dental implant. These clasps fasten to matching clasps on your dentures, holding them firmly in place until you are ready to remove them. Implant supported dentures allow you to keep your dentures in place without concerns about slipping or "flapping" when you talk or chew.
Extractions and Dentures to Improve Your Smile
If you are in need of a dental extraction, are interested in finding out which dentures may be right for you, or have any other questions, feel free to contact us and schedule a consultation.