Dentures

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Dentures in Frisco, TX

If you are considering dentures, we invite you to schedule a consultation so we can review your case and discuss your options. As removable prosthetics, dentures can be a good option for patients who are missing most or all of their natural teeth.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures, or “partials,” may be a good option if you have several teeth missing, or if a crown is not an option. Partials consist of prosthetic teeth that are attached to a metal frame. The frame connects to the natural teeth to complete the arch. Partials can be made to fit upper and lower arches, and they provide an appealing aesthetic. Each prosthetic tooth is individually crafted to match the color, shape, and size that fits your mouth the best.

Full Dentures

If you are considering full dentures—which replace all teeth on either or both arches—rest assured that our expert team can create prosthetic devices that will look like your natural teeth. If any existing teeth need to be removed, we will start with these extractions, and then take impressions. From those impressions, we will create your final dentures. In the interim, we can make a temporary set that you can wear immediately. We will monitor your healing process if you had teeth extracted, and once your final set is ready, we will work with you to make sure you are getting a good fit.

Implant-Supported Dentures

With an implant-supported denture, we combine a traditional denture with the strength of dental implants to create a more secure fit and a more natural feel. The process for an implant-supported denture is similar to that of traditional dentures. We will begin with any needed extractions, and we can provide a temporary set of dentures for use until the final version is ready.

We will work closely with a prosthodontist who will place your dental implants, which are made of titanium and secured into your jaw bone. Once the implants are placed, you will need time to heal, so we can ensure the implant posts have properly fused to the bone. This may take anywhere from three to six months. When you have properly healed, we can attach the denture, which snaps onto the implants. Your denture can be removed and reattached easily, with the security of the implants to keep it in place.

Benefits

Benefits of an implant-supported denture include:

  •         A more secure fit
  •         Greater confidence that the dentures will stay in place while eating and talking
  •         More stability
  •         Better long-term bone density

Bone Density with Dentures and Implants

One important distinction between traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures is the long-term impact to your jaw bone. With traditional dentures, over time patients will experience bone loss. This is because once the natural teeth are removed, the bone weakens with lack of use. However, with an implant-supported denture, the implants act more like natural teeth, which keep your bones stronger over time.

Maintaining Your Partials and Dentures

At Plush, we want you to get the most out of your prosthetics. We will provide you with instructions for ongoing care, which includes:

  •         Cleaning properly on a daily basis
  •         Storing in fluid when not wearing
  •         Continuing with regular dental exams
  •         Communicating with our team if you develop any areas of soreness or irritation

Like any artificial device, dentures and partials do eventually wear out, and they will need to be replaced. This is important to note, as sometimes patients incorrectly assume this is a permanent solution that requires no additional upkeep.

Ongoing dental care is still important, as we need to make sure no other issues are developing. We also want to ensure your prosthetics are still fitting comfortably. Additionally, changes with your gums will require that you have your dentures relined from time to time. But with proper care, you can expect to get many years of use from your dentures or partials.