Full & Partial Dentures – Bullard, TX
If you’ve lost several teeth or a complete arch of teeth, you may be hiding your smile and avoiding many of your favorite foods. For Bullard dental patients of Tad Morgan, DDS, we offer a variety tooth replacement options to deliver healthy, functional smiles you’ll be proud to share, and best of all, your new smile will let you return to eating all of your favorite foods. When you’re ready to start the tooth replacement process, call our dental office in Bullard to schedule your consultation appointment. Our knowledgeable dentist and team will carefully review your restoration options and help you find the best treatment to meet your needs and keep you smiling.
Benefits of Dentures
The main benefit of restoring your smile with a partial or full denture is clear – you have a complete smile to share once again. Some of the other benefits of restoring your smile with dentures following advanced tooth loss include:
- Diet – you’re able to consume a wider range of nutrient-rich foods that allow you to remain healthy. Implant dentures especially improve your ability to consume a variety of foods by restoring 70% or more of chewing function.
- Facial structure – the dentures will help to support your lips and cheeks, maintaining a full and youthful facial appearance. An implant retained denture may even slow or prevent the loss of supportive bone and gum tissue that can lead to changes in facial shape.
- Confidence – once you adjust to wearing your denture, you’ll be able to speak, chew, and smile with total confidence once again.
- Ease of care – removable dentures can easily be removed for cleaning and sanitation, and an implant denture can be brushed just like natural teeth.
Indications of Dentures
Dentures are necessary when a person has lost numerous consecutive or nonconsecutive teeth or an entire row of teeth. We offer a variety of denture tooth replacement options, including all of the following:
Partial dentures are frequently referred to as partials. These restorations fill in gaps in your smile left by the loss of any number of missing teeth both consecutive and nonconsecutive. A denture base is crafted to fit between remaining teeth. The base supports all of the necessary replacement teeth to fill the gaps in your smile. The partial is held in place by clasps that attach to remaining healthy teeth.
Full dentures are crafted with a gum-colored base material supporting a full row of teeth. Because there aren’t remaining teeth to offer support, your denture base is molded to fit snuggly against the gum line. This close fit creates suction between the soft tissue and denture. When properly fitted, this suction should hold the denture in place. However, some people do prefer to use a small amount of denture adhesive to improve stability.
For those looking for a little added stability and longevity, a dental implant-retained partial or full denture may be the ideal solution. Using just two to four implant posts, a partial denture can be permanently attached in order to more closely mimic the smile’s natural function. Full dentures can usually be anchored to between four and six dental implants. Once in pace, your implant supported partial or full denture will last decades and allow you to consume all of your favorite foods.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
The cost of your denture will depend on a number of variables, and we will review all of your treatment options and the costs associated with them during a tooth replacement consultation. Some of the factors that can impact the costs of your dentures include:
- The number and location of missing teeth and healthy remaining teeth impacts the cost of both traditional and implant-retained partial dentures.
- The materials used and manufacturers who supply the partial and full dentures and dental implants will dramatically change pricing. While the priciest restoration materials aren’t necessarily the best option for everyone, it’s important to invest in quality products that will last.
- The number of dental implant posts used to anchor a partial or full denture will change the overall price of treatment.
- The need for preparatory tooth extractions or tissue grafts can also increase costs.
- The availability of dental insurance coverage will influence your out of pocket costs.