Is It Time to Update Your Dentures? - Corbet Locke D.D.S. Corbet Locke D.D.S. in Woodway
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Is It Time to Update Your Dentures?

added on: October 27, 2016

Are you having a hard time enjoy meals, lately, because of an ill-fitting denture, or simply one that is unsupported? When dental prostheses shift during chewing or speaking, it can create a great deal of embarrassment, and even discomfort. Fortunately, there are now more ways than ever before to help complete a smile after tooth loss, and many of these options can actually be great updates to existing prostheses as well. So, whether you are unhappy with an existing form of smile completion or ready to address your adult tooth loss for the very first time, it is wise to speak with your dentist about the many ways prosthetic dentistry can help restore your smile and your confidence!

Are You Unhappy with the Look or Feel of an Existing Prostheses?

In many cases, patients are in such a rush to complete their smile after tooth loss that they settle for whatever option is going to be fastest or most affordable. Often this means partial or full dentures, which are only temporarily affixed through the use of denture adhesives. Unfortunately, over time unsupported dentures can begin to feel uncomfortable, or even create discomfort while chewing, which is one of the reasons many patients struggle to maintain proper nutrition after suffering the loss of several teeth. Fortunately, unsupported dentures are hardly the only way to restore the smile.

Enjoy the Many Benefits of Choosing Dental Bridges or Dental Implants

Dental bridges are one popular alternative to unsupported prostheses, because they use natural-looking dental crowns affixed to remaining teeth to help hold a replacement tooth securely in place. Like dentures, bridges can often be completed quickly, yet they offer far more stability.

Dental implants involve a longer treatment period, because they first require surgery to place a titanium piece to which the replacement tooth can later be securely attached. That said, dental implants are considered the most stable and permanent form of smile completion available.


We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Corbet Locke, DDS, contact our Waco, TX, dental office today by calling 254-776-4888. Our office welcomes patients in and around Waco, TX, including Hewitt, McGregor, Woodway, and the surrounding Central Texas communities.