What Are Dentures?
Custom dentures can be a convenient way to replace missing teeth and revitalize your appearance after tooth loss. These custom prosthodontic appliances from the skilled general dentists at ACE Dental of Hewitt can make it easier to speak, eat, and smile confidently once again. We proudly offer a variety of denture solutions, including removable full and partial dentures and fixed implant-supported dentures for Hewitt, TX patients. While full dentures replace all teeth in an arch, partial dentures are used when some teeth in the jaw still remain. These tooth replacements are crafted of high-end materials that mirror the look of natural teeth and gum tissues. During a personalized consultation, our qualified practitioners can help you review your tooth replacement options and decide if removable or implant-retained dentures are suited for your needs and goals. For more on receiving dentures in Hewitt, TX, please contact our team today.
Types of Dentures
Meeting each patient's specific requirements is important to us. At our Hewitt, TX practice, we take pride in providing a number of personalized denture solutions:
- Removable partial dentures replace empty spaces left by one or a few lost teeth. They are held in their position by inconspicuously latching to neighboring teeth.
- Removable full dentures replace a whole top or bottom arch and are secured by the natural shape of the jawbone or a denture paste.
- Implant-supported dentures replace several or an entire arch of teeth. These appliances attach to dental posts in the jaw for greater stability.
- Immediate full dentures are worn promptly after the real teeth are removed. The comfort of these appliances may be adjusted as the gum tissues recover.
- Conventional complete dentures are placed in cases where teeth are already missing and the gums are completely recovered.
"I have had very unpleasant experiences in the past with dentists and when I came in to Ace Dental, I had limited insurance and limited finances and they were wonderful and very helpful. Dr. Gupta and Dr. Mangla were very nice and caring and started me on the necessary antibiotics to prepare for the many extractions needed. They were caring and took the time to explain everything to me and to help me with my anxiety and apprehension when it comes to dental work. I was able to get all of my extractions done and then be fitted for full mouth dentures without any issues or complications and they have been very caring and kind throughout the whole process ensuring that I am comfortable and happy and that I have not suffered any further complications or issues as a result of having to wear full mouth dentures. I would recommend them as they have several offices and are always accommodative and willing to assist in whatever way possible."- V.E. / Google / Aug 05, 2020
What Are Partial Dentures?
When several teeth are missing, but a bridge is not an ideal solution, a partial denture may be recommended for tooth replacement. Partial dentures can be made for the top or bottom arches and fill in gaps left by tooth loss. These appliances are custom-made to blend evenly with a patient’s smile and are held in place by attaching discreetly to surrounding natural teeth. A partial denture can prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place while helping to enhance your ability to bite and chew comfortably. If you suffer from partial tooth loss and are looking to receive partial dentures in Hewitt, TX, please reach out to our friendly team today.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
You may be a good candidate for dentures in Hewitt, TX, if you have lost multiple teeth or need to have teeth taken out. Dentures serve to enhance your oral function, enable you to eat nutritious foods, and help maintain a more youthful facial structure. These restorations work most effectively if the gum tissues are healthy and there is a sustainable amount of bone to keep them in position. For some patients, dental implants may be placed in the jaw and used to stabilize full or partial dentures. At your consultation, our team will assess your dental wellness and go over your possible solutions and help you decide if traditional removable or implant-supported dentures best meet your needs and goals.
What Is the Denture Process?
We will start the denture process by taking digital iTero impressions of the upper and lower arches. These impressions will then be sent off to a special dental lab that will craft your custom appliances. In general, full dentures and partial dentures are made with lightweight resin, which may be reinforced by a metal framework. Created with medical-grade substances, dentures mimic the look of actual teeth and gums. When your appliances are created and arrive at ACE Dental of Hewitt, we will have you return for a fitting. One of our practitioners will adjust your restorations so they fit comfortably or connect them to already-placed implant posts.
How Can I Take Care of My Dentures?
It may take some time to become accustomed to eating and speaking with your new dentures. This is normal, and they should come to feel like a more natural part of your smile. If your dentures ever feel loose, please reach out to our Hewitt, TX practice so we can arrange a refitting checkup. You can care for your dentures by cleaning them with a soft brush following every meal and storing them in water at night to keep them from becoming too dry. We urge you to visit our office for routine exams so our dentists can keep track of the condition of your tooth replacements and help you enjoy a healthy, vibrant smile for many years to come.
Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?
Removable or implant-supported dentures might be covered partially by some dental insurance policies. Our insurance specialist will get in touch with your provider to learn about your benefits and calculate any uncovered portion. During your visit, we will customize your treatment plan to fit both your requirements and budget. To help make quality tooth replacement care accessible to our patients, ACE Dental of Hewitt accepts several forms of payment, such as special dental financing.
Affordable Tooth Replacement Options
Regain the confidence to chew, converse with others, and smile confidently after tooth loss with a custom tooth replacement option. The team at ACE Dental of Hewitt is pleased to offer removable and implant-supported full dentures and partial dentures to Hewitt, TX patients. For more on how dentures may elevate your smile and oral health, arrange a visit with one of our caring dentists.