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Full & Partial Dentures in Hewitt, TX
Dentures are an affordable, natural-looking solution for missing teeth. The treatment process is also minimally invasive and can be completed faster than most tooth replacement options.
We feature full and partial dentures at our practice for your convenience. Whether you’re missing a few teeth or a full arch, one of our dentists can restore your smile with customized dentures.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are a great option if you still have some of your natural teeth remaining. They’re customized to match the appearance of your surrounding teeth and fill any gaps in your smile. For patients only missing a few teeth, partial dentures offer a faster and more cost-effective solution than replacing each tooth individually.
If you’re missing a whole arch of teeth, full dentures will restore the appearance and function of your smile. In addition to looking natural and fitting comfortably, full dentures will allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence once again.
Both full and partial dentures can be secured with dental implants for patients who want a more stable restoration. Since they’re anchored to your jaw, implant-supported dentures won’t ever slide out of place or fall out of your mouth.
Another advantage of implant-supported dentures is that they stimulate healthy jawbone growth. This is thanks to the process of your implant fusing with your jaw to replace the natural tooth root, in a process known as osseointegration.
If you want maximum convenience and security, implant-supported dentures may be the best choice for you.
Any patient who wants an attractive, affordable, and minimally invasive tooth replacement may be a candidate for dentures. Unlike dental implants, dentures don’t require a strong jawbone for support, allowing far more patients to qualify without the need for any supplemental procedures.
If you’ve lived with missing teeth for a long time, dentures are likely the most convenient treatment for you.
Top 5 Ways to Maintain Your Dentures
If you want your dentures to last, make sure to follow these patient-friendly tips from the comfort of your home:
- Handle them gently by using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive cleaner to prevent damaging your dentures.
- Keep them moist when you’re not wearing them. You can do this by storing them in cold water or an ADA-approved soaking solution.
- Don’t use hot water or your dentures might warp.
- Keep your dentures clean with daily brushing to remove food crumbs and plaque. Brushing your gums and tongue before applying your dentures also helps to prevent stains.
- If you damage your dentures, don’t attempt to fix them yourself. Contact our office right away and one of our dentists will deal with the issue.
Frequently Asked Questions
What materials are dentures made out of?
Dentures are typically made from porcelain or acrylic resin. They’re set in a gum-colored base that’s usually crafted from acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal, depending on your individual needs. During your initial consultation, your dentist will review your options to help determine the most effective restorative solution for your smile.
How can I clean my dentures and remove stains from them?
Simply remove your dentures after each meal for regular brushing and rinsing. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive cleaner twice a day to keep your dentures free of any bacteria. It’s recommended that you soak your dentures in a denture solution at night and thoroughly rinse them the next morning. Your dentist can also polish your dentures if they become stained to keep your restorations bright and beautiful.
What should I do if I break my dentures or damage them?
Call your dentist as soon as possible if your dentures break. It’s important not to attempt to fix your dentures yourself as this can cause further damage. Your dentist will be able to fix your dentures so that you can continue enjoying a beautiful smile. You can also have your denture restorations replaced if they don’t fit correctly or start to feel uncomfortable.
Can using dental implants improve my dentures?
Advancements in dental technology have combined the convenience of dentures with the restorative strength of dental implants. Your dentist may recommend implant-supported dentures to give you a more permanent and stable smile that looks beautiful. The best part of using implants to support your dentures is that the restorations become even easier to clean, never slide out of place, and improve and maintain your jawbone density.
A Denture Solution That’s Right for Your Smile
Achieving the smile of your dreams starts with finding a restorative treatment that works for you. Interested in completing your smile with full or partial dentures? Call Central Texas Dental Care at (254) 666-1686 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nicholas Sager. We serve patients in West Waco, Robinson, and Woodway, TX.