What Are Dentures?
When natural teeth are lost, your ability to eat and speak normally can be affected significantly. Replacing missing teeth with a sound solution is important not only to your oral health but also to general well-being and self-confidence. As a comprehensive dental practice, Made Ya Smile is pleased to offer removable denture solutions to Katy, TX patients who are facing or suffering from tooth loss. Custom dentures can replace a few teeth to a whole arch and are crafted from the highest-quality materials available today. Our dentist has years of experience in helping patients replace missing teeth with custom partial and full removable denture restorations.
Dentures are a convenient tooth replacement option and can help you once again enjoy a healthy lifestyle but also help to keep your facial profile full and youthful-looking. The types of denture materials available today offer a more aesthetic and natural appeal than those of the past and are often lighter in weight and more comfortable to wear. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain are retained in place by clasping to existing teeth. Full dentures replace a whole arch of teeth and may use a small bit of adhesive to stay in the proper position. Easily removed, modern dentures are made to fit your unique facial and jaw features and can help you take back your oral function and confident smile after tooth loss. Find out if this tooth replacement option can help you overcome tooth and by contacting our friendly practice today and setting up a denture consultation with our team.
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Should I Get Dentures?
Wearing dentures in modern times is quite a bit different than choosing this type of tooth replacement years ago. Thanks to advancements in technology, the materials used for removable dentures are lighter in weight and more aesthetically appealing and comfortable to wear than ever. If you have lost several teeth and still have healthy teeth remaining, a partial denture may be a good tooth replacement option for you. Full-arch tooth loss and teeth that are unrestorable and need to be extracted, may be best treated with a full denture appliance. For a full denture to serve your needs in the best possible way, your gum tissues should be healthy and you should have adequate bone contour in the jaw to help keep this tooth replacement in an ideal position. Some patients may be candidates for implant-supported dentures, where a full or partial appliance attaches to a set of implants surgically placed in the jawbone. Our dentist will examine your mouth, talk with you about your preferences, and help you determine if dentures are right for your smile.
How Do Dentures Work?
To make your custom dentures, our Made Ya Smile team will take impressions of your mouth that will be sent to our skilled dental lab. Our dentist will also send along special instructions indicating the type of material to use, the exact size and shape of your replacement teeth, and the desired color of your new smile. Dentures may be made of lightweight plastic material or a resin and metal framework. In some cases, patients have teeth that are no longer functioning as they should and require extraction. For these situations, we will take an impression of the teeth and mouth first and have our lab make a temporary restoration for you to wear once your teeth are removed and until your tissues fully heal. This keeps you from having to go without teeth for any time.
When your final denture is ready and has arrived back in our office, we will have you return to try it in or attach it to your dental implants and evaluate the fit. Our dentist can make adjustments to your appliance as needed. To help you keep your new teeth in good working order, our team will give you tips on how to clean and store your tooth replacement.
What Can I Expect After Getting Dentures?
Custom dentures can help you enjoy an improved quality of living and can allow you to smile and talk confidently with others once again. It is normal for it to take a little while for your mouth to be accustomed to wearing your new dentures but before long, you should be able to bite and chew comfortably. To help keep full dentures in place, our dentist may suggest using a little denture paste, particularly if you have a full upper denture. Your partial dentures should be easy to place and attach securely around your existing teeth for a firm hold. Our team will review with you the best way to place and remove your dentures along with how to best care for them at home. Adjustments to the fit of your appliances can likely be made over time if need be to ensure a comfortable fit.
Dentures are easy to maintain at home by using toothpaste along with a denture brush or regular toothbrush. We recommend that you brush your dentures thoroughly after each time you eat. You should also remove them when sleeping and soak your appliances in water when they are not in your mouth to keep them from changing shape or drying out. Keeping up with routine visits to Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX is still important when you have dentures, even though they are not natural teeth. This gives our dentist a chance to check your underlying tissues and the fit our your tooth replacement. We can also place your dentures in a special cleaning solution while you are here to help remove surface stains. When cared for in the best way, your dentures may serve you smile for several years before they need to be relined for a better fit or replaced.
Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?
Some dental insurance plans may provide coverage for partial or full dentures. To learn more about your specific plan, we will contact your dental insurance provider to learn the specifics. Our dentist can discuss your needs and options for tooth replacement with you and help you decide on a treatment that serves both your oral health and budget. Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX takes a range of easy payment options and can provide information on patient-financing with low- or no-interest solutions through CareCredit®.
Removable Tooth Replacement Options
Tooth loss does not have to come between you and high-quality living. Full and partial removable dentures are customized for a comfortable fit and aesthetic appearance and can restore your ability to eat and speak with ease. It is important for your oral health and general well-being to have teeth replaced as soon as possible, whether you are missing a few or a whole arch. To learn more about modern denture solutions from our dentist, talk to our friendly team at Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX today and schedule your tooth replacement consultation.