Dentures

Dentures were designed to act as removable tooth replacement appliances for all or many missing teeth; they help restore a person’s natural smile.

If your teeth have succumbed to gum disease, injury, or tooth decay, replacing missing teeth will help rehabilitate your appearance and oral health. As a result, dentures make it simpler to eat and speak more naturally than doing so without teeth.

When all of a person’s teeth are missing, the facial muscles can droop, making them look much older than they are.

Dentures fill out the appearance of a person’s face and profile. They can be made to resemble natural teeth, so the patient’s face doesn’t change much, and they may even improve the look of your smile.

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Affordable Dentures Offered in a Variety of Styles

Full dentures are used to replace all-natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are a great option when patients still have some of their teeth. Conventional dentures fit directly over the gums. Another option is an implant-supported denture, which attaches to several metal posts implanted in your jaw bone. 

Though it can take patients a while to get accustomed to wearing them, they are a reliable and affordable option for replacing missing teeth. Dentures also enable patients to eat comfortably and talk efficiently and help improve the person’s appearance.

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If you have recently had multiple teeth removed due to advanced decay or dental abscesses, your dentist may recommend dentures as a replacement. In most cases, your dentist will do all that they can to keep your natural teeth healthy and viable, but they can only do so much.

Teeth that have large cavities or are causing you pain may need to be removed so that they do not further compromise the health of your other teeth.

Replacing your missing teeth with dentures offers several benefits.

  • When you lose all your teeth, your jaw area begins to look sunken. Dentures help fill out your face, retaining your healthy appearance.
  • They make it possible to eat the foods you love; it may be difficult to chew when missing many or all teeth.
  • Allow you to speak more clearly, giving you a place to rest your tongue when making specific sounds.
  • Improve your confidence. You will be more comfortable speaking and grinning in public and in pictures when you have dentures.
  • If you opt for conventional dentures, you can avoid surgical procedures, which would be needed if you were to opt for denture implants. 

Candidates For Dentures

Although most denture patients are older adults, there are cases where younger people need dentures to replace their teeth. If you lose all or many of your teeth in an accident, your dentist may recommend them.

Dentures are also used for patients who are born without some or all their adult teeth. (These congenital conditions are known as hypodontia and anodontia.)

Conventional dentures are a viable tooth replacement option for those who cannot undergo dental implant surgery. In addition, they are used for patients whose jaw bone structure is not stable or strong enough to support implants.

Types of Dentures

Dentures are distinguished by the number of teeth they replace and how they are secured into the mouth.

Full Dentures

Restore all the teeth in the upper or lower arch. Some patients wear only a lower denture or upper denture, and others wear both. Your dentist will wait until after you’ve recovered from tooth extraction before creating a denture for you.

However, there are immediate dentures that can be installed in your jaw instantly after your remaining teeth have been removed. Once you have healed, your dentist may have to remake or adjust the fit.

Partial Dentures

These restore just some teeth. If all of your molars are missing but you still have your incisors, your dentist may design a partial denture. Wires fit over your front teeth, and false teeth sit in where your natural molars once were.

Each partial or flexible denture is unique, and if you lose additional teeth after getting partial dentures, your dentist can often alter the appliance to add new false teeth as needed.

Conventional Dentures

They sit right over your jaw bone. You may need to use glue or denture cement to hold them in place and prevent them from moving as you speak or chew. 

Implant-supported dentures

Also known as mini-implants, they are anchored onto four or more titanium screws that your dentist inserts into your jaw bone during a surgical procedure.

This type of denture has several advantages. For example, it does not move as you talk and chew, and you do not need to use glue or cement to hold it in place. Implant-supported dentures often look and feel more natural on the mouth than conventional dentures. However, they do require a surgical procedure as they are permanent, which not all patients are comfortable with, and they are more costly than traditional dentures.

Conventional Denture Process

Dentures are usually made by a periodontist, a dentist specializing in fitting and fabricating dentures. If you choose to have full or partial conventional dentures, your dentist will begin by creating an impression of your jaw and taking measurements of your mouth. He or she will then create model dentures for you to try on. After several weeks you will return to the office for your dentures and have them adjusted if needed.

Implant-Supported Dentures Process

The process of getting implant-supported dentures or mini-implants is a bit more extensive. Your periodontist or dental surgeon will x-ray your jaw to ensure your bone structure is strong enough to support the implants.

You will undergo a procedure to implant four or more screws into your jaw. After that, you’ll heal for three to six months. Your jaw bone integrates with the implants during this time, creating a stable platform for your dentures. You may wear a temporary denture to protect the surgical sites and give you a chewing surface. When your jaw has adequately recovered, your dentist will produce specialized permanent dentures that will snap on the screws that protrude from your jaw.

How to Get Accustomed

It takes patients anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to feel completely comfortable wearing dentures. For the first few weeks, stick to soft foods so you can get used to chewing with them in place. It’s normal to experience a little soreness or tightness in your jaw or cheeks as your muscles get used to eating with dentures. You may have difficulty making certain sounds at first. Still, with practice, you should quickly be able to speak regularly and clearly.

With appropriate care, your dentures will last for many years. However, you should return to your periodontist at least once a year to have their fit evaluated and adjusted. Your mouth may change shape gradually over the years, causing your dentures to feel loose or insecure if you do not have them refitted. Follow these tips to properly care for your dentures:

  • Remove your dentures each night and thoroughly clean them by brushing them with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Always store your dentures in a denture cleaning solution. Place them directly into this solution after cleaning and rinsing; do not allow them to dry out.
  • Brush your gums and any remaining teeth each morning before you put your dentures in place. This helps prevent gum disease and also stimulates circulation to your gums, which prevents irritation.
  • If your dentures begin rubbing or feel uncomfortable, schedule an appointment with your dentist. Never try to reshape or refit them yourself. They are quite delicate, and you could break them accidentally.

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

Dentures are a more affordable tooth replacement option than you might assume. Dental insurance often covers all or part of the cost. On average, a complete set of conventional-dentures costs between $2,500 and $5,000. If you only need upper or lower dentures, expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,500.

Partial dentures are not necessarily less expensive than full dentures. Even though they replace fewer teeth, they are more difficult for your dentist to make since they have to fit around the remaining teeth. Implant-supported dentures are more costly than conventional dentures due to the surgical procedure and aftercare required to place them.

Affordable Dentures Near Me

If you are interested in dentures, use the “dentist near me” ZIP search tool to locate one of our Dallas Dentist offices that’s convenient for you! You can also call (214)731-0124 to schedule a free consultation.

Our dentists can evaluate your teeth, the structure of your jaw bone and your overall oral health to recommend the type of dentures that are best for you. Today’s dentures are more comfortable and practical than ever before, allowing you to smile and speak with confidence.

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FAQ for Dentures

A denture (either made of acrylic or metal) is used to replace lost or missing teeth so that people can enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence.

The factors you should consider while choosing a dentist for dentures are:

  • Price and delivery should not be deal-breakers.
  • Consider the range of denture care services.
  • Don’t forget to check for references and reviews
  • Professionalism

Yes, dentures do look identical to your natural teeth. They nest within your gums the same way as well.

Yes, because the need to replace teeth becomes nearly universal as people age. The age people get their false set of teeth is between 40 and 49.