Losing multiple teeth can completely undermine your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. Losing an entire arch of teeth makes these problems even worse.
At our Fort Bend County practice, with offices in Richmond and Missouri City, TX, our team designs customized dentures.
Why consider dentures?
So how do dentures stay in place when they're not attached to implants?
Partial Dentures Are Often Secured with Wires
Tooth loss is an extremely common problem...
Many Americans Have Missing Teeth
How do I know if a denture is right for me?
How do I know if I qualify?
Dentures can have a cosmetic impact on your smile...
Enhancing Your Appearance
Even traditional dentures can have a big impact on your appearance. Many patients are much more willing to smile in public and private when they are not embarrassed by gaps in their teeth. Furthermore, because dentures support your facial tissues, wearing them can also leave you looking healthier. We can provide you with dentures that complement your appearance.
Implant-supported dentures offer an additional level of stability...
What kind of tools will my dentist use to provide my dentures?
Dedicated to Providing Advanced Techniques
At our Fort Bend County practice, with offices in Missouri City and Richmond, we strive to use the latest techniques and technology available to make your treatment as efficient and comfortable as possible. When planning your treatment, our doctors will use our in-office 3D CT imaging system and panoramic x-rays to fully visualize your teeth, especially if you are considering an implant-supported option.
If you suffer from inflammation at the corners of your mouth, we may also be able to improve your comfort. With dermal fillers and BOTOX® therapy, we may be able to relax strained muscles and relieve pain.
When planning your treatment, our doctors will use our in-office 3D CT imaging system and panoramic x-rays.
So what happens during the actual treatment?
Maintaining your results is fairly simple...
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Like your natural teeth, dentures can collect bacteria or become damaged if cared for improperly. In addition to brushing daily, you should soak your dentures in a deep-cleaning solution on a regular basis to clean them effectively. If you opt for implant-supported dentures, your dentist can do this during your regular check-up. Be sure not to expose this restoration to whitening products with bleach or boiling water, as both can cause considerable damage.
The exact cost of treatment will depend on your unique case...
Depending on the material used and the size, traditional dentures can cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. However, because dentures are restorative, insurance plans will usually cover a portion of the cost.
The exact cost will depend on many factors and can be more accurately calculated during your consultation.
Several factors will contribute to the final cost of your complete dentures...
Our dentists want every patient to achieve a healthy, functioning smile once again...
Patient-Friendly Financing & Payment Options
We want every patient to have access to the dental treatment they need, regardless of their budget.
To help patients in Missouri City, Richmond, and throughout Fort Bend County restore their smiles, our dentists accept most major insurance plans, as well as:
- In-house payment plans
- Online credit card payments
Our team works closely with every patient to find a plan that works for your budget and needs.
Dentures are not always cheap...
Thinking about skipping this dental treatment?
The Consequences of Leaving Missing Teeth Untreated
Many patients skip important dental visits because they are afraid of the dentist, worried about costs, or unaware of the risks of poor oral health.
But left untreated, missing teeth have many negative consequences, including:
- Poor nutrition
- Inability to pronounce certain words
- Additional tooth loss
- Making you look older than your actual age
- Lowering your self-confidence
The dentists at Fort Bend Dental are here to help you experience all the benefits of a healthy and complete smile. You can depend on us to provide comfort-oriented treatment that places a better quality of life within your reach.
Dentures can be delivered on their own, or alongside other dental treatments...
Durable, Natural-Looking Dentures
As our patient, you can expect that your dentures will be custom-crafted by highly skilled technicians using exceptional materials. Our partner dental lab provides dentures that look natural and provide exceptional durability. Using advanced materials, our dentures have a translucency that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Our full dentures have a metal base, and our partial dentures can be created using Valplast® for a flexible denture base. We can combine metal with Valplast® as needed.
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1. Since these aren't real teeth, do brushing and flossing still matter?
Although your oral hygiene routine may not necessarily involve brushing or flossing, oral hygiene remains as important as ever. If you have a dental implant-supported denture, you will need to care for it just as you would your natural teeth by brushing twice and flossing at least once each day. If you have a removable denture, you will need to soak it in an antibacterial solution each night, and you should clean your gums twice a day to remove bacteria.
2. I dropped my denture and it broke. What is the best way to fix it?
Contact us right away and do not attempt to fix it yourself. A quick home-fix can easily ruin your denture by permanently altering its fit. Reach out to us and we will arrange to repair your denture as soon as possible.
3. If my dentures become stained, can I get them whitened?
Prosthetic teeth do not respond to whitening treatments and products the way that natural teeth do. In fact, the active ingredients in these solutions can actually damage your denture. As with natural teeth, you can prevent stains by avoiding certain foods and maintaining your oral hygiene. But if stains develop, book an appointment and we can explore options for enhancing the look of your denture.
Traditional and Implant-supported Dentures
We provide both traditional and implant-supported dentures. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, our custom dentures can restore the comfort, function, and aesthetics of your smile. We use sophisticated fabrication techniques and premium materials to provide durable dentures that look virtually identical to natural teeth. To learn more about how our dentists can help you improve your quality of life with custom dentures, schedule a personal consultation.
Traditional versus Implant-supported Dentures
In most cases, we recommend that patients choose implant-supported dentures. While modern traditional dentures are crafted to provide an outstanding fit and the best possible comfort, there are many important advantages in choosing implant-supported dentures.
Traditional dentures rest on the gums, held in place with a combination of suction and a mild adhesive. Nonetheless, they are prone to slip out of place when speaking or eating. As a result, many traditional denture wearers find it difficult to enunciate and chew certain foods. Implant-retained dentures, on the other hand, attach directly to titanium posts fused directly to the jawbone. This stability can give you the same level of function and comfort you enjoyed with your natural teeth. With implant-supported dentures, you can take a big bite of rare steak or deliver a toast without ever having to worry that your dentures will shift.
Dental implants are not usually covered by insurance plans, but we offer CareCredit℠ financing to help place the cost of this treatment within your budget.