Fort Bend Dental

Traditional and Implant-supported Dentures

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 Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, TX, and Richmond, our team designs customized dentures that are designed to fill in the gaps in your smile. 

Why consider dentures? 

With Dentures, You Can...

Look Younger

Lost teeth can leave you looking significantly older. By filling in the gaps in your smile with dentures customized to the shape of your face, you can eliminate sunken cheeks

Enjoy a Functional Smile

With a restored smile, you can once again eat comfortably and speak clearly. These improvements can make a world of difference for your overall quality of life. 

Stabilize Your Teeth

By anchoring your full or partial dentures with dental implants, you can prevent further jawbone recession.

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...

How do I know if a denture is right for me? 

When Are Dentures Recommended?

Smile without teeth
Complete Tooth Loss

A full denture can replace an entire arch of missing teeth. 

Missing front teeth
Localized Tooth Loss

A partial denture is often recommended to fill in gaps left by several missing teeth in a row. 

Missing teeth
Multiple Areas of Tooth Loss

If you are missing teeth from many different areas of your smile, we can design a single partial denture to close these gaps. 

Teeth with cavities
Severely Damaged Teeth

If you have teeth that are severely damaged or infected, it may be safer to remove and replace them with a denture than to leave them in place. 

How do I know if I qualify? 

Candidacy Checklist

Jawbone Density

If you are considering an implant-supported denture, you must have enough bone tissue to support the implants. While many patients who have lost teeth also lose jawbone density, a bone graft can restore candidacy.

Gum Health

Before replacing lost teeth, the rest of your smile must be as healthy as possible. Gum disease can completely undermine the results of any restorative work.

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. Our offices in Missouri City and Richmond can provide you with dentures that complement your appearance.

Implant-supported dentures offer an additional level of stability...

Dental implants
Dentures cannot slide when held in place by implants. 

What kind of tools will my dentist use to provide my dentures?

Dedicated to Providing Advanced Techniques

At our Missouri City-based practice, 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? 

What to Expect when Receiving Traditional Dentures

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 at our Missouri City or Richmond offices. 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...

Affording Dentures

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. 

Because surgery is needed to place dental implants, implant-supported dentures usually cost significantly more. However, the exact cost will depend on many factors and can be more accurately calculated during your consultation. 

We provide both traditional and implant-supported dentures at our Missouri City, TX, practice and our second location in Richmond, TX, in Fort Bend County. 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. 

Meanwhile, dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent jaw atrophy following tooth loss. In the absence of tooth roots, the body will begin to resorb bone tissue, causing the jaw to shrink. This is why traditional denture wearers continually need to have their dentures refitted. With implant-supported dentures, it is unlikely that your dentures will ever require a refitting.

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.

Outstanding Aesthetics and Comfort

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.

For patients with angular cheilitis, an inflammation of one or both corners of the mouth, we can improve the condition with dermal fillers or BOTOX® therapy to help you achieve better comfort with your new dentures. BOTOX® therapy can also relax certain muscles in the chin to enhance your comfort. We will thoroughly evaluate your smile to determine how to provide you with the best possible comfort and satisfaction with your dentures.

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The condition of your smile is integral to your quality of life. Our caring dentists understand the tremendous benefits an excellent custom denture can provide, and you can count on them to provide you with a restoration that helps you feel comfortable and confident. To learn more about how you can benefit from our custom dentures, please contact us today.

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Missouri City Office

5819 TX-6
Ste 230
Missouri City, TX 77459

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Richmond Office

1601 Main St
Ste 209
Richmond, TX 77469

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