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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
My current pair of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
If your dentures don’t fit properly, they may have been shaped incorrectly or your gums have changed. Contact our Hewitt office at your earliest convenience by calling (254) 666-1686 and we’ll schedule an appointment with Dr. Sager.
He’ll examine your entire mouth and determine the best course of action for your individual case. This can include realigning your dentures for a better fit, or discussing a more stable restoration, like our implant-supported dentures.
My dentures broke, how do I fix them?
If your dentures become damaged or broken, it’s important not to try to fix them yourself. Give us a call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment so we can assess the problem. In most cases, Dr. Sager can restore your dentures back to perfection so you won’t have to worry. In the meantime, store your dentures in a safe place to preserve them before your appointment and prevent further damage.
Does dental insurance cover dentures?
Most dental insurance policies will cover a portion of your treatment, typically up to 50 percent of the total cost. However, insurance coverage varies depending on each company, patient, and treatment plan. We recommend contacting your provider prior to your appointment to determine your coverage. If you’d like, a friendly member of our staff can contact them for you to ensure you receive the maximum benefits possible and we’ll help explain your coverage in detail.
Dr. Sager features several affordable payment options, including no-interest financing, to help patients receive the care they need and deserve. Give us a call at (254) 666-1686 to learn more about our flexible financing options.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are natural-looking, prosthetic teeth that are typically made from porcelain or acrylic resin. They’re set in a gum-colored base that’s crafted from acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal, depending on your individual needs. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sager will discuss your options and help you determine the best, most effective solution that feels comfortable on your gums.
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove stains?
Cleaning your dentures is as simple and easy as cleaning your natural teeth. Remove your dentures after each meal for regular brushing and rinsing. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive cleaner every day, at least twice a day. At night, keep your dentures clean by soaking them in the proper solution and make sure to rinse them thoroughly the next morning.
If your dentures get stained, don’t use bleach or whitening products, as these can damage your restoration. Instead, ask Dr. Sager about a professional polishing to keep your dentures bright and beautiful.
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to secure to your jaw for a natural-looking, stable restoration. They’re easy to clean, highly durable, and won’t ever slide out of place without requiring the sticky adhesive used with traditional dentures. Best of all, implant-supported dentures stimulate healthy jawbone growth, enhancing your overall oral health.
Visit Central Texas Dental Care for Dentures
If you’re interested in receiving dentures, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. Whether you need a full or partial denture, one of our dentists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Call our office in Hewitt at (254) 666-1686 and schedule a consultation today — we look forward to meeting you.