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Dentures – Portales, NM

An Affordable Tooth Replacement Option

Tooth loss is a very common issue. Fortunately, losing teeth today doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with gaps in your smile. There is an affordable tooth replacement option out there for patients looking to restore the function and appearance of their smile after losing teeth in the past. Dr. Peter Thompson provides high-quality partial, full, and dental implant dentures in Portales to give you your smile back! To learn more about dentures or to schedule a consultation with us, just give us a call!

Why Choose Peter Thompson DDS for Dentures?

  • Dentist with 20+ Years of Experience
  • Natural-Looking, Lifelike Restorations
  • Flexible Financing Options Available

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

 Senior woman smiling on sidewalk with dentures in Portales

Dentures are an excellent solution for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. After all, no one wants to struggle with daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling. Depending on the number of teeth that you’re missing and where they’re located in the mouth, a personalized plan will be created just for you. If you have any preexisting oral health issues, like tooth decay or periodontal disease, these will need to be treated ahead of time. Ultimately, excellent oral health is the number one priority for Dr. Thompson!

Types of Dentures

Hand holding full dentures in Portales

There are a few different types of dentures out there to cater to different needs. During your consultation, it will be determined which one is most ideal for you. Here are the types that are available:

Partial Dentures

If a dental bridge isn’t quite enough for restoring your smile, you may need to opt for a partial denture. They are customized to fit perfectly in your mouth between the remaining teeth. Partial dentures replace teeth in different locations in the mouth while keeping neighboring teeth from moving around and causing misalignment issues in the future.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are supported by the shape of your mouth and the natural suction of your gums. They are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, either on the top or bottom of the mouth. It’s crafted with a lifelike gum-colored base and enamel-colored replacement teeth. This way, your smile will end up with a perfectly natural appearance.

Implant Dentures

If you’re looking for a more stable, longer-lasting solution, implant dentures may be what you’re looking for. A series of dental implants are placed throughout the jawbone before a custom restoration is attached. This type of denture can restore up to 70% of your natural chewing function and is designed to last for decades when taken care of properly. This way, you won’t need to worry about routine adjustments or replacements. To make a good candidate for dental implant dentures, it is important that you have a strong jawbone to support them. This will all be discussed during your initial consultation.

The Benefits of Dentures

Senior woman laughing at dining table with dentures in Portales

There are numerous ways that dentures can benefit the lives of people who are missing teeth. Here are just a handful of the pros:

  • Keep the surrounding teeth in place
  • Increase overall confidence
  • Easy to remove for cleaning
  • Improve speech
  • Eating is made easier
  • Support facial muscles
  • Covered by most dental insurance plans
  • Improve overall appearance