Missing teeth can make eating and speaking a difficult task. They can also be very embarrassing and make you look much older than you are. Replacing missing teeth promptly and effectively can help you avoid the onset of additional dental problems and changes in the fit of the bite.
Dentures and partials are traditional treatment options that offer patients a long term solution for missing teeth. Having dentures or partials can restore the function and beauty of your smile, giving you back the confidence you need and the ability to eat and speak without difficulty.
Today’s cosmetic dentures are far superior to traditional dentures or false teeth. Our dentist in Plano, TX takes time to meet with you and perform a comprehensive evaluation. Your cosmetic dentures will be designed to fit comfortably and look and feel like natural teeth. Dr. Grapevine will design full or partial dentures to fit your needs and have them crafted by expert ceramists at a trusted dental laboratory.
Dentures & Partials in Plano, TX
The denture process will require several visits with us for treatment planning, preparation and the final placement of your new smile. Dr. Grapevine will first take impressions and measurements that are used to create your custom dentures. They will be made in a dental laboratory. When ready, you will return to our Plano, TX dentist office to try them on ensure proper fit and color.
At your final appointment, we will make the final adjustments and teach you how to properly care for your new teeth.
If dental implants are being placed to secure your denture, Dr. Grapevine will work with you to schedule the surgical phase where the implants are surgically placed. You will need three to six months to heal from that surgery where the implants will permanently fuse with your jaw bone. You will then return to our Plano, TX dentist office where impressions and measurements will be taken and used to create your new dentures.
Once they are ready, Dr. Grapevine will permanently secure them to your dental implants.
We want your new smile to feel as good as it will look! Dr. Grapevine uses the latest techniques and materials for a custom denture that will not only complement your appearance but stabilize your long term dental health. Replacing lost teeth will give you back your quality of life and help to maintain your natural jaw structure.
Dental Implant-supported Dentures
Dr. Grapevine also offers dental implant-supported dentures, a permanent and effective way to replace all of your teeth. Denture implants offer more comfortable and lasting results when all of the top or bottom teeth are lost. They are more durable and offer so many more benefits when compared to removable dentures. Many patients struggle with traditional dentures that slip around in their mouth leading to embarrassing situations.
There is no risk of slippage and patients experience better bone retention with the dental implant procedure. They allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile.
Denture implants also eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks, or rinses. Patients who choose dental implant-supported dentures are able to speak comfortably and enjoy the foods that they love without restrictions.
Depending on your specific case, Dr. Grapevine will select porcelain dentures or resin dentures to attach to the dental implants. Though some special care is required for implant-supported dentures, it is far less than with traditional removable dentures. Implant-supported dentures use as few as two to four surgically placed dental implants to anchor the denture in place.
Dentures & Partial Dentures FAQs
Does the denture procedure hurt?
No. Your mouth will be numbed for your comfort. We will alleviate any pain you might be experiencing before the procedure. We can also offer oral sedation options for your comfort and for those that need dental anxiety relief.
Can dentures cause gum problems?
Yes. Dentures that don’t fit like they used to can cause gum irritation, gum disease, premature facial sagging, and more issues. Old dentures can harbor bacteria that is tough to remove. Many patients with old dentures decide to replace them after about 8 years.
Are implant-supported dentures covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance providers do not fully cover implant-related procedures. These treatments are deemed unnecessary by some insurance companies. However, we want everyone to be able to afford high-quality dental care, so we provide dental financing options and affordable dental implant services.