Dentures & Bridges
Missing teeth doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to a confident smile.
At Dental Group of Amarillo, we recognize that all of our patients are unique — that’s why we create one-of-a-kind dentures that feel good and look natural.
A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips. Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
Alternatively, a dental bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Bridges can be made from gold alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.