We regularly get asked if there are alternatives to false teeth? The first thing we say is that brushing your teeth twice a day is an awesome alternative to dentures, as is flossing per day!
If you really think dentures may not be right for you, please let Dr. Stephen Hooper know; there are some alternatives to dentures. (However, every now and then dentures are the only option.) One option is oral implants. Similar to partial false teeth, dental implants are not intended to replace all of the teeth. Instead, implants work in conjunction with cemented oral bridges to fill the spaces between your chompers. Implants feel more like real teeth and are not removable, and they can be a great replacement for dentures for those who can receive them.
If you do choose to go for false teeth, you should recognize that they won’t always fit as perfectly as when you first got them. The oral cavity is comprised of living tissue which grows, changes and shifts over time, but the false teeth will not turn on their own. This can result in an uncomfortable fit over time, so it’s important to visit our office once every six months or so for regular alterations to your dentures to make sure your dentures have a comfortable fit.
Call the Bossier City, Louisiana, Hooper Family Dentistry team now at 318-742-2272 to pencil in your next appointment with Dr. Stephen Hooper.