Dentures & Partials Plano, TX

Missing teeth can make eating and speaking difficult. Gaps left by missing teeth can be embarrassing and make you look much older than you are. Replacing missing teeth promptly and effectively can help you avoid additional dental problems. We offer dentures to patients in Plano, TX. Dentures are a restorative dentistry treatment option for patients with multiple missing teeth. 

Dentures in Plano, TX

Why Should You Replace Multiple Missing Teeth?

You may feel self-conscious if you have a permanent missing tooth in the front of the mouth. Over time, if you do not receive a replacement, you can lose more teeth. Multiple missing teeth or complete arches of missing teeth can cause additional problems. If you do not replace your teeth soon enough, you can experience:

  • Bite problems
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Bone loss
  • Speech issues
  • Shifting teeth

Multiple missing teeth are also more noticeable than single missing teeth. Restoring these teeth with natural-looking dentures can improve your oral health and aesthetics.

Types of Dentures

Complete dentures and partials are traditional treatment options. They offer patients a long-term solution for their lost teeth. A complete denture restores full arches of missing teeth. Partial dentures replace multiple teeth along a tooth arch.

Some patients may confuse partial dentures and dental bridges. However, partials can replace teeth in different areas of a tooth arch. Bridges only replace consecutive missing teeth. Receiving new full or partial dentures can restore the function and beauty of your teeth. Dentures can give you the confidence you need and restore the ability to eat and speak easily.

Dentures may also be fixed or removable. We often recommend fixed dentures to help support bite function. Fixed dentures also do not require removal for cleaning. Immediate dentures are also options for patients who want their final restoration after tooth extraction. However, immediate dentures can be more costly than other options. 

Today’s cosmetic dentures we provide at our office are far superior to traditional dentures or false teeth. Our dentist in Plano, TX, takes the time to meet with you and perform a comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Grapevine will design your cosmetic dentures to fit comfortably in your mouth and look and feel like natural teeth. Then, our expert ceramists craft your new full or partial dentures at a modern, trusted dental laboratory.

The Denture Procedure in Plano, TX

The denture process will require several visits to our office. Restorative care involves treatment planning, preparation, and the final placement of your new dental prosthetic.

Dr. Grapevine will first determine if you require tooth extraction treatment. Some patients may require extractions to remove severely infected or damaged teeth. Dr. Grapevine may also recommend gum disease or tooth decay treatments. You must be in good oral health before you receive dentures.  

To begin denture treatment, Dr. Grapevine will take impressions and measurements of your mouth. The dental laboratory will use these specifications to create custom dentures.  

We will make sure that the artificial teeth look as natural as possible. When ready, you will return to our Plano, TX, dental office to try them on and ensure they fit correctly. At your final appointment, we will make the final adjustments and teach you how to care for your new teeth properly.

If we place dental implants to secure your denture, Dr. Grapevine will work with you to schedule the surgical phase. You will need three to six months to heal from that surgery, where the implants will permanently fuse with your jaw bone.

Afterward, you will return to our dentist’s office in Plano, TX. We will take impressions and measurements 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 custom dentures. He will ensure the denture complements your appearance and stabilizes your long-term dental health. Replacing lost teeth will restore your quality of life and help maintain your natural jaw structure.

Dental Implant-Supported Dentures in Plano, TX

Dr. Grapevine also offers dental implant-supported dentures. Implant-secured dentures are a permanent and effective way to replace all your teeth. Denture implants provide more comfortable and lasting results after losing all your top or bottom teeth. They are more durable and offer many more benefits when compared to removable dentures. Many patients struggle with traditional dentures that slip around in their mouths, leading to embarrassing situations.

There is no risk of slippage with implant-secured dentures. Dental implants help keep natural, supportive jaw bones healthy. Implant-secured dentures allow patients to enjoy a diet without restrictions. They can help patients feel more confident in their tooth appearance.

Denture implants also eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks, or rinses. Patients who choose dental implant-supported dentures can speak comfortably. Often, patients can pronounce words more clearly with implant dentures. 

Depending on your specific case, Dr. Grapevine will select porcelain or resin dentures to attach to the dental implants. Though implant-supported dentures may require some special care, 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.

Dentures FAQs

Read answers to frequently asked questions about dentures:

What are the benefits of dentures?

Professionally-made dentures will match the shape and shade of natural teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dentures will replace tooth gaps with false teeth that will help you eat and speak clearly. Dentures can also prevent further tooth loss and shifting teeth.

Does the complete denture procedure hurt?

No. Our dentist will first numb your mouth before denture treatment for your comfort. We will alleviate any pain you might be experiencing before the procedure. Our office can also offer oral sedation options for your comfort and those needing dental anxiety relief.

Can dentures cause gum and oral health problems?

Yes. Old 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 are tough to remove. Many patients with old dentures decide to replace them after about eight years.

Will insurance cover the cost of implant-supported dentures?

Most dental insurance providers do not fully cover implant-related procedures. Some insurance companies believe that these treatments are unnecessary. However, we want everyone to be able to afford high-quality dental care. We provide dental financing options and affordable dental implant services.

Receive Dentures in Plano, TX Today

Schedule a dental appointment to restore your smile today! Contact Dr. Jacob Grapevine in Plano, TX, for complete dentures at (972) 449-5759. We also provide tooth extractions to remove remaining teeth, dental implants for permanent prosthetics, and more.