Missing teeth shouldn’t keep you from living your life. Dentures can give you the smile restoration you need to feel great about your appearance and be confident in yourself again. Dentures may be an excellent option, whether you’re missing all of your teeth or only some. Our team at Prime Time Dentistry understands how emotionally distressing it can be to be missing teeth. We are committed to cultivating a compassionate environment that provides the high-quality care you deserve and the long-lasting replacement tooth you need.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a tooth replacement option that restores the appearance and function of your smile. While conventional dentures are removable, you have more secure options that rely on support from dental implants or surrounding teeth. Talk to your Frisco dentist about what options are best for you.
Who are dentures for?
Dentures are likely an excellent option if you are missing teeth, particularly an entire arch or row of teeth. No matter how you lost your teeth, dentures provide the restoration and functionality you need to reclaim your life.
Benefits of dentures
- Enhanced self-confidence
- Long-lasting tooth replacement
- Restore your ability to chew and speak
- Restore the appearance and function of your smile
- Dentures are often more cost-effective than other tooth replacement options.
Types of dentures
Partial dentures: Partial dentures replace one or more missing teeth and are custom-made for your jaw. In conjunction with restoring your smile and improving your ability to eat and speak, partial dentures also support the remaining teeth so that they do not move, promoting the health of the dental tissues and structures already in place in your mouth.
Immediate full dentures: Directly after teeth are removed, immediate dentures are placed. They must be relined after the tissue in your mouth heals because it will have changed its shape.
Conventional full dentures: After the tissue in your mouth has healed from removing your teeth, conventional full dentures are inserted. However, during this healing time, you will be without teeth.
What to expect after getting dentures
It is important to remember that when it comes to dentures, you are your best advocate. Dentures can take some getting used to, and eating and drinking will likely take some practice, but if you experience irritation, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. Dentures shouldn’t be uncomfortable or painful, so being candid about what you feel is essential to getting the comfortable dentures you deserve.
Your dentures will fit snugly in your mouth when you first get them. Over time they will need to be relined as the shape of your mouth changes as you age. Your dentist will see you annually to ensure that your dentures still conform to the shape of your mouth and that your dentures do not need to be rebased or remade.
We are dedicated to giving you your best smile and will work closely with you to ensure you receive the high-quality personalized care you deserve.
How long do dentures last?
Dentures can last you between 5 and 8 years.
How much do dentures cost?
Dentures are often more cost-effective for many people because many dental insurance plans contribute to the cost. Talk to our billing staff to learn whether your insurance plan contributes to the price or to explore our alternative financing options. We are proud to offer financing options so that you can have the care you need at a price you can afford.
If you want to learn more about how dentures can give you the smile you want and the functionality you need, call Prime Time Dentistry at 945-207-7463 for your appointment.