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?
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
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 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?
Maintaining your results is fairly simple...
Taking Care of Your Dentures
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.
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.