When natural teeth are lost, full or partial dentures may offer a convenient, effective option for revitalizing your smile. These custom prosthodontic appliances replace nonfunctional or missing teeth, often making it more comfortable to bite, chew, and communicate with improved confidence and greater ease. Modern dentures are also made from high-grade materials that simulate the color and appearance of natural teeth and gums. The general dentists at ACE Dental of New Braunfels are experienced in creating full and partial removable and fixed implant-supported dentures that offer a comfortable yet secure fit. While full dentures replace all teeth in the upper or lower arch, partial dentures fill in gaps left by missing teeth for a complete, healthy-looking smile. Learn if this tooth replacement option is right for you by scheduling a denture consultation with our skilled team today!
Types of Dentures
Catering to each patient's specific oral health goals and needs is very important to us. Our dentists proudly offer several types of dentures to New Braunfels, TX patients:
- Removable partial dentures fill in gaps left behind by a single or several missing teeth. They are secured in place by inconspicuously hooking around nearby teeth.
- Removable full dentures replace a complete top or bottom arch and are retained by the natural contour of the jaw or a denture adhesive.
- Implant-supported dentures replace some or an entire arch of teeth. These appliances are fastened to dental posts in the jaw for improved stability.
- Immediate complete dentures are put in right after nonrestorable teeth are taken out. The fit of these appliances may be adjusted as the gum tissues recover.
- Conventional full dentures are provided when teeth are already lost and the gums are totally healed.
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Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
Ideal candidates for getting dentures are often men and women who have lost several or all of their teeth or who need to have teeth removed. Dentures serve to improve your overall oral function, enable you to consume healthy foods, and help sustain your facial volume. Denture appliances generally work best when the gum tissues are healthy, and there is an appropriate amount of jawbone for support. During your visit at our New Braunfels, TX practice, our dentists will examine your mouth and present your denture options based on your tooth replacement needs and aesthetic preferences. We can then help you decide if removable or implant-supported dentures are an ideal solution for your smile.
What Is the Denture Process?
A member of our team will initiate the denture process by taking 3D iTero impressions of your upper and bottom arches. These impressions are then forwarded to a special dental lab where your custom dentures will be crafted. Full and partial dentures are typically made of lightweight resin, which could be reinforced by a metal inner framework. As soon as your restorations are complete and arrive at ACE Dental of New Braunfels, we will ask you to return for a fitting or to have them attached to titanium implants previously inserted into your jaw. Adjustments may be made by our team to help ensure comfort for your tooth replacements.
Caring for Your Tooth Replacement
It may take a few weeks to get used to your dentures, but it should become easier to chew and talk over time. If your dentures ever feel like they are slipping, please contact ACE Dental of New Braunfels so our team can arrange for an adjustment visit. You can care for your dentures by cleaning them with a soft brush following each meal and soaking them in water nightly to prevent them from becoming too dry. We encourage you to return to ACE Dental of New Braunfels for routine checkups so we can monitor the condition of your dentures and underlying oral structures.
Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?
Tooth replacement appliances, like custom dentures, may be covered in part under some dental insurance plans. Our team will contact your insurance company and work to maximize your coverage, and can then calculate any personal costs. To help make dentures more affordable, ACE Dental of New Braunfels accepts several convenient payment methods. We can assist you in exploring budget-friendly options or in applying for low-cost financing plans.
Smile Confidently With Custom Dentures
Tooth loss should not keep you from enjoying a healthy, confident smile. If you have lost several or even all of your teeth, we invite you to learn more about custom removable and implant-supported dentures from our New Braunfels, TX team. Find out if dentures can help you regain the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently after tooth loss by scheduling a visit at ACE Dental of New Braunfels today!