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Dentures & PartialsArgyle, TX

Missing teeth impact many parts of your life. After you lose your teeth, you may find it harder to speak clearly or eat the foods you love. You may also cover your smile around others, especially if you have missing teeth in the front of your mouth. Dr. Brandon Hooper provides dentures and partials in Argyle, TX, for patients with rows and arches of missing teeth. 

Full and partial dentures are a part of our restorative dental treatments to renew the function and appearance of teeth. Replacing lost teeth creates a fuller and healthier smile. 

Dentures in Argyle, TX

Types of Dentures

We offer partial and complete dentures. Partials replace multiple missing teeth throughout the mouth. They typically consist of false teeth secured by metal clasps. Full dentures replace the upper and lower teeth. 

Dentures are also fixed or removable. Fixed dentures stay in place without budging. Removable dentures use implants, adhesives, or other attachments to lay on the gums.

Other common types of dentures include: 

  • Conventional dentures: Our office will provide a conventional denture after your teeth and gums heal from an extraction. Often, we will extract problem teeth before restorative treatment. 
  • Immediate dentures: We provide this temporary denture after we extract teeth and take impressions for the permanent denture. As a dental lab creates your final, custom-made denture, you will wear an immediate denture. 
  • Implant-supported dentures: A dental implant is a titanium metal post that supports restorations like crowns, bridges, and dentures. An implant-supported denture uses multiple implants to stabilize dentures. Compared to removable dentures, implant-supported dentures last longer because they replace teeth at the root. 
  • Implant-retained dentures: These dentures are removable but still use the support of dental implants. Also known as snap-on dentures, these dentures are more stable than removable dentures that use adhesive. However, snap-on dentures do not last as long as implant-supported dentures.

Denture Treatment Planning

Before denture treatment, we will take dental X-rays to examine your teeth, gums, and jaw. That way, we can see how many teeth you have missing and if you require pretreatments so you are healthy enough for treatment. A good candidate for dentures has multiple missing teeth or all of their teeth missing. Our dental office provides periodontal therapy, tooth extractions, and other gum disease and tooth decay treatments.

We recommend implant-supported dentures if you want a more secure, longer-lasting restoration. Like traditional dentures, we must ensure you are in good oral health before implant treatment.

Because dental implants use the jaw bone for support, we must ensure you have enough jaw bone tissue for implant treatment. If you’ve had missing teeth for a long time, you’ve likely experienced jaw bone loss. We will recommend bone grafting so you have healthy jaw bone tissue before implant treatment. 

Dentures and Partials in Argyle, TX

It takes about two dental office visits to secure a traditional removable denture. First, we will take impressions of the mouth. We send these impressions to a dental lab, where technicians create the dentures. We will provide temporary dentures as the technicians create your dentures. Then, you will return to our office so we can check the fit of your new dentures. 

If you are a candidate for dental implants, we can place an implant-supported denture in our office. We will begin treatment once we ensure you are healthy and have enough jaw bone for implant treatment. Our office will take dental impressions and place the implants in the jaw bone.

Over three to six months, the jaw bone will grow around the implants. Then, once your implants are healed, we will place an abutment or connecter piece. This piece will connect the implants to the denture. It will take more time for the abutments to heal. Finally, you will return to our office to receive your final denture. 

Dentures and Partials FAQs

Discover more about dentures in our Argyle, TX office with these common patient questions: 

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 restorations use as few as four dental implants to secure a denture. Usually, an oral surgeon can place four to eight implants to secure an entire arch of missing teeth. All-on-4 depends on treatment planning. Our oral surgeon will plan where to place the implants to maximize the jaw bone.

How much do dentures cost?

The cost of dentures will depend on multiple factors:

  • Number of missing teeth
  • Type of denture
  • Pretreatments
  • Insurance
  • Sedation

Affordable dentures are possible. Our office is in-network with many insurance providers to help fit restorative dental treatment within your budget. 

Why should you keep dentures in water?

If you have removable dentures, you must remove them during sleep and keep them in a glass of water. Soaking your dentures keeps them moist and prevents them from cracking. However, this is only required for removable dentures. You do not need to soak implant-supported dentures because they stay in the mouth permanently.

Will my face look different with dentures?

You may notice that your face looks different after you receive your dentures. When you lose permanent teeth, the jaw bone no longer has support. As a result, your jaw bone can begin to recede. You can experience facial sagging due to jaw bone loss.

Once you receive a restoration like dentures, you have support in your lower face from your new false teeth. Implant-supported dentures provide more support than traditional removable dentures because the implants act as new tooth roots. Bone grafting before treatment and dentures supported by implants strengthen healthy jaw bone. This provides a more structured look by reducing lines, creating fuller lips, and improving jaw appearance. 

Why should I choose implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures offer many benefits to patients with multiple missing teeth:

  • Improved bite function
  • Longer-lasting results without the need to rebase or reline dentures
  • Clearer speech
  • Gum and bone support

Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots, supporting the jaw bone and gums. Receiving an implant denture can prevent problems caused by missing teeth, including shifting teeth and further bone loss.

Are dentures permanent?

Dentures themselves are not permanent. However, implant dentures use permanent support. Dental implants are titanium metal anchors for restorations like dentures. After implants fuse with the jaw bone, they should stay permanently in the mouth.

Restore Your Missing Teeth

Get dentures in Argyle, TX. Schedule an online dental visit at Argyle Family Dentistry or call 940-531-9753 . Please let us know if you have questions about treating your missing teeth.