Richmond TX Restorative Dentistry
Missing teeth can cause many problems. Not only is the appearance of your smile affected, but you may also not be able to enjoy the same foods. Some people may have speech issues when front teeth are missing, and the bone structure of the jaw and face can change. Restorative dentistry not only gives you back your smile, but it also restores your oral function and confidence. At Haven Dentistry, we offer a variety of options to replace missing teeth at our dental center in Richmond, TX.
A complete smile is important for your health and appearance. When you lose one or more teeth, you have options to replace these gaps in your smile. Our restorative dentists at Haven Dentistry are experienced in designing new teeth for full mouth reconstruction using dentures, dental implants or a combination of both restorative methods. Your oral health, preferences and budget are all factors that determine which restorative option is best for you. Our dentists will take the time to discuss all your options to help you make the choice that best fits your needs.
Complete Dental Restorations
While most dental experts and patients would agree that dental implants are the optimal solution for replacing missing teeth, it is not the only option. Dental implants are the closest to natural teeth in design and function, but they also require enough bone for support, and they have a higher price tag than some other restorative dentistry options. At Haven Dentistry, we offer modern, custom dentures that are more comfortable and natural-appearing than many in the past, as well as dental implants and implant-denture combinations. Learn more about our complete dental restorations on the following pages:
Removable Partial Denture Treament Plan Comparison
|Preparation of Teeth
|Use as a permanent solution
gums and teeth
|Cast Metal Partial Denture
|Valplast Partial Denture
|Interim Partial Denture (Flipper)
|Metal alloy (e.g., cobalt-chrome)
|Flexible nylon-based resin
|Acrylic or composite resin
|May feel rigid
|Lightweight and flexible
|Can be less aesthetically pleasing
|Least natural appearance
|Very durable and long-lasting
|Durable and resistant
|Moderately expensive $1500+
|Moderately expensive $1000+
|May require more tooth reduction
|Minimal tooth preparation
|Minimal tooth preparation
|Good retention and stability
|Good retention fair stability
|Excellent long-term prognosis
Most adults have lost several teeth by the time they turn 50 years of age. While our goal at Haven Dentistry is to help patients retain their natural teeth, we understand that is not always possible. Our restorative dentistry options give our patients the opportunity to restore their smile with beautiful, functional options that can improve their health, appearance and quality of life.
If you are interested in learning more about replacing lost teeth with implants or dentures, come see us at Haven Dentistry. Contact our office in Richmond, TX, to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation. We are conveniently located near Aliana and Pecan Grove and accept most types of dental insurance.