Dentures & Partials – Denton, TX
Regain a Complete, Confident Smile in No Time
Are you missing most or all your natural teeth? If so, we don’t need to tell you that tooth loss can take a significant toll on your quality of life. It can make everyday tasks you once took for granted a challenge, such as eating comfortably, speaking clearly, and feeling good about your appearance. Thankfully, you don’t have to let tooth loss hold you back in life! At Aguilar Family Dentistry, we can help you regain a complete, confident smile in no time with full and partial dentures in Denton. Read on to learn more about this reliable restoration and give us a call when you’re ready to put tooth loss behind you.
Why Choose Aguilar Family Dentistry For Dentures?
- #1 High-Quality Materials for Beautiful, Durable Results
- #2 Compassionate & Talented Dentist with Years of Experience
- #3 Multiple Ways to Make Dentures Affordable
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Whether you’re missing many teeth throughout your smile or an entire arch, there’s a good chance that you are a candidate for dentures. To ensure that dentures are a good choice for you, your Denton dentist Dr. Aguilar will conduct a thorough examination and have a conversation with you about your tooth replacement goals during your consultation. If oral health issues like tooth decay or gum disease are detected, we will plan out the appropriate treatments beforehand to ensure your smile is healthy before we complete it with dentures.
Types of Dentures
With the help of modern dental technology and high-quality dental materials, dentures are now more natural-looking and comfortable than ever before! Each denture is custom-made to ensure you receive the best possible results. Depending on your unique preferences and needs, we will recommend one of these three types of dentures:
Partials are used to replace several missing teeth around the mouth. Like a puzzle piece, a partial denture fits around and between your remaining healthy teeth to seamlessly fill in the gaps in your smile. Small, discreet metal clasps wrap around your natural tooth structure to hold the partial in place.
Full dentures feature an entire arch of custom-made replacement teeth set into an acrylic, gum-colored base. The base is precisely crafted to fit snugly on top of your gums, which creates a strong natural suction that holds your new smile in place. Denture adhesive can also be used to provide extra support for your dentures.
Implant dentures combine the traditional dentures listed above with state-of-the-art dental implants. We can use anywhere from four to eight of these small titanium posts to mimic the roots of your missing teeth and securely anchor your denture in place. This unique placement allows you to enjoy optimal stability, comfort, aesthetics, and longevity.
The Benefits of Dentures
Traditional partial and full dentures are a reliable tooth replacement option that has only gotten better over time. Here are some of the benefits you can expect to enjoy when you choose to replace your missing teeth with dentures:
- Restore your bite and enjoy a full, varied diet once again
- Enjoy a filled-out and healthy-looking facial appearance
- Removable for easy cleaning and maintenance
- High-quality materials for beautiful and natural-looking results
- A cost-effective means of tooth replacement that can last for many years to come
Dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. However, you may still have some unanswered questions when it comes to this restoration. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about dentures. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, just give us a call! We’d be happy to answer your inquiries and set you up for a consultation with us.
Can I Sleep with My Dentures?
Dentists usually recommend that you take out your dentures before you go to bed. When you first get your dentures, you’ll typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including when you sleep. After this, you should be taking them out every evening. Wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums, leading to soft tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. When you take them out, this will give the gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need at night. The dark space underneath dentures is also an ideal place for bacteria to thrive. Because of this, sleeping with dentures has been found to be associated with a higher risk of pneumonia.
Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?
If you have to have teeth extracted before you get your dentures, you are likely to experience some discomfort after the oral surgery. Be sure that you take all prescribed and over-the-counter pain medication as directed. The discomfort should improve in about 3 to 5 days. When you first receive your new dentures, you may encounter some minor irritation as your mouth adjusts to the appliance. The amount of time that the discomfort lasts varies from person to person. If you switch to a new set of dentures, the adjustment process may take longer than before. If pain persists, give us a call. This way, we can see if there are any underlying issues and come up with a solution.
Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?
When you first get your dentures, it will take some time to get used to speaking with them. The exact amount of time it takes to adjust varies from person to person, but the more you practice, the quicker the process will go. You may find that you have a lisp with the dentures at first due to the changes in your palate, but once you learn to correct this, the lisp will go away. To practice speaking, read out loud to yourself and repeat the words that you find difficult to pronounce. Try to speak slowly at first, as fast speech can come out muffled. Ultimately, with a bit of practice, speaking will come naturally!
Will Dentures Change the Shape of My Face?
When you lose teeth, your facial muscles will eventually begin to sag. This can give your face a sunken appearance. Dentures will provide support to the facial muscles that have collapsed and ultimately improve your appearance. However, ill-fitting dentures might not give your facial muscles the proper support, so it’s important that each restoration is designed to fit perfectly in your mouth. If you notice that your denture isn’t fitting properly, you should have it either resized or replaced.