Midtown Dentistry has been helping patients replace their missing teeth for years. Our team of dentists understand the emotional, physical, and mental toll an incomplete smile can take on a person. This is why we make it our goal to offer everyone who comes through our doors the opportunity to regain their confidence and smile with dentures and partials in Dallas, TX. If you want a reliable way to restore your smile, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Patients who have lost all their teeth either on top or bottom, or both, can benefit from full dentures; however, those individuals who’ve only lost a few teeth along one row will find a partial denture better fits their needs. Both solutions achieve the same goal, which is to restore a person’s smile.
Using a gum-colored base, artificial teeth are attached to create the look of new teeth and gums. Full dentures sit on top of the gum line, offering an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The idea of a denture just “sitting” there can make some people nervous, especially with stories of accidental slippage occurring at the most inappropriate time. However, advancements in dentistry have made it possible so that full dentures are much less likely to slip or fall out.
If you are in need of a top denture, you can expect it to cover the entire roof of your mouth, but if you’re only needing a bottom one, it will be made to look like a horseshoe, so there’s plenty of room for your tongue.
Your natural suction is what holds them in place, but we often suggest that if you want an added layer of security, a denture adhesive can help.
Partial dentures are a superb choice for individuals with only a few missing teeth on a top or bottom row. Acting as a puzzle piece, it is made using the same gum-colored base and artificial teeth, only you’ll see there is a metal wire that protrudes from each end. Whether it is clips or clasps, these are what secure your partial denture into place.
Your dentist in Dallas will use your natural teeth to hold it in place, preventing it from falling or slipping out of your mouth.
As one of the safest and most effective methods of replacing missing teeth, there are multiple benefits associated with dentures and partials, including:
Patients who opt for implant-retained dentures find that this type of tooth replacement treatment offers greater stability and longevity. Having 4 to 6 implants strategically and surgically placed into the jawbone, it creates a solid foundation for a custom-made denture to snap into place.
Once fully healed, patients return to our dental office where they will receive their customized denture.
The benefits of this type of tooth replacement solution include:
If you’re looking for a reliable way to restore your smile, dentures in Dallas are an excellent choice. However, choosing how to replace your missing teeth is a big decision, so it’s only natural to have some questions that need answers before you’re ready to commit to dentures! We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and walk you through the process of getting dentures when you visit us for a consultation, but in the meantime, here are some of the most common questions we get about dentures so you can learn more about them.
Before we fit you with dentures, it’s important that your mouth is healthy. Sometimes, this may involve extracting damaged, weakened, or decayed teeth. While you’ll likely be anxious to have your teeth replaced right away, it’s essential that we give your mouth enough time to heal before starting the denture process. Not only will this make wearing dentures more comfortable for you, but it will ensure that your dentures fit properly and securely. Typically, you’ll need to wait a few weeks after having teeth extracted to get dentures.
Once you have your new dentures, it’s normal to experience some minor discomfort. After all, your mouth, jaws, and gums need to adjust to the presence of this new restoration in your mouth. While you may feel some soreness at first, it should naturally go away on its own over time. In the meantime, you can keep your smile comfortable by eating soft foods, taking smaller bites, chewing evenly on both sides of your mouth, and enjoying cold foods and drinks. If needed, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed on the label, but remember, this should not be a long-term solution. If your dentures continue to bother you, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We may be able to adjust them to make sure you’re comfortable.
Dentures allow you to eat a full, nutritious diet once again. However, it is important to note that it will take some time to get used to eating with dentures. At first, you should stick to a diet of soft foods. As you begin to feel more confident in your chewing abilities, you can gradually add in harder, crunchier, and stickier foods. While the time this process takes is different for everyone, it typically takes about a month. Then, you should be able to eat almost anything!
Dentures are extremely customized, so there is no set price for them. Many factors go into their final cost, including the size of your denture, materials used, the need for preliminary treatments, and if it’s being anchored in place with dental implants. If you have dental insurance, you can likely expect your policy to cover your dentures as a “major procedure/restoration” which typically earns it 50% coverage. We are an insurance-friendly practice and will always work to ensure your benefits are being maximized. For uninsured patients, we also offer our own in-house dental membership plan as well as several affordable financing options.
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