Why Choose Dental Renaissance for Full or Partial Dentures?
- Digital Impressions for Easier Treatment Planning
- CT/Cone Beam Scanner Provides More Details for Denture Creation
- A Team of Dentists Who are Experts in Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full dentures are designed to replace the entire top or bottom arch of teeth. They’re able to stay in place within a patient’s mouth with the help of natural suction and/or denture adhesive. Full dentures are removable, which means that patients can store them when sleeping and clean them much more conveniently. Both traditional and implant options are available depending on a patient’s needs.
Partial dentures (also known as removable bridges) allow our team to replace certain missing teeth along a single arch without patients having to sacrifice healthy ones in the area. They are attached with the help of metal clips or brackets and are removable. This design is a big help in preventing the remaining teeth from shifting to fill empty spaces over time.
With implant-retained dentures, you don't have to worry about slippage or messy adhesive creams. Implants can be used as anchors to keep your removable dentures secure and comfortable. Because you need healthy bone tissue to support implant dentures, Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel will evaluate your case to make sure you are a good candidate for this option.
Even though they’re not your natural teeth, it’s very important to handle your denture with the utmost care. Brush and clean the prosthetic daily using denture cleaner or mild dishwashing liquid in place of traditional toothpaste. When you’re not wearing the denture, always put it in a cup of denture soaking solution or room temperature water to keep it moist. If you wear partial dentures, it is very important to maintain the health of your remaining teeth.
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Are you ready to regain a full and healthy smile? Our team would love to be your support in this goal. Contact our Plano, TX location today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel. We welcome new patients from all over the DFW area.
Are you considering full, partial or implant-retained dentures to replace your missing teeth? If so, you likely have some questions – and we can help! Our expert staff at Dental Renaissance have compiled the most common questions about dentures and answered them below. If you do not see what you are looking for in the denture FAQ section below, do not hesitate to give our office a call!
How Long Do Dentures Last?
While dentures are a popular and reliable tooth replacement solution, they unfortunately do not last forever. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your dentures to last between 5 to 8 years. The shape of your face and jaw will likely change gradually during this time, so you may need to visit Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel periodically so they can readjust and reline your dentures. Eventually, when your dentures can no longer be readjusted to properly fit your mouth or have worn down through regular use, it will be time to invest in your next pair.
Do I Still Need to Visit the Dentist if I Wear Dentures?
Yes! Even if you have replaced some or all of your teeth with dentures, you still should come visit us twice a year. Biannual dental checkups are an opportunity for Dr. Blankenship or Dr. Patel to evaluate the fit of your dentures and examine your gums and mouth for signs of any developing oral health issues, even oral cancer.
Can I Sleep While Wearing My Dentures?
It is generally a good idea to give your gums a rest while you sleep and not wear your dentures to bed. You should always clean your dentures once a day anyway, so the nighttime is the perfect opportunity to let your dentures soak. Removing and cleaning your dentures on a nightly basis will help ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and keep your new smile in great shape.
Do Dentures Cause Gagging?
Custom, well-designed dentures should not cause gagging. When denture wearers experience gagging, it is usually for one of the following reasons:
- Loose dentures that shift and touch the tongue or throat
- Dentures that are too big and touch the throat because of their size
- Natural jawbone deterioration over time due to tooth removal
In all of the cases above, applying readily available denture adhesive can often help.
Remember, when wearing dentures for the first time, you may find it a bit of a challenge to eat and speak normally. However, this period of adjustment is totally normal and usually does not last more than a few days or weeks. If your dentures continue to feel uncomfortable or cause you to gag, they will need to be reevaluated.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Dentures are among the most affordable tooth replacement options available today! Because every smile is unique, the final cost of dentures often varies from patient to patient. How much your dentures cost will depend on variety of factors, such as:
- The number of teeth you wish to replace
- The materials that are used
- The number of remaining teeth that need to be extracted
- Your dental insurance coverage
If you would like help understanding the details of your dental insurance plan, feel free to ask us for assistance! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are more than happy to help patients navigate the fine print of their insurance plans in order to maximize their benefits.