Dentures in Spring, TX

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What Are Dentures?

Our expert dentist and team are dedicated to providing our patients the highest-quality care and finding the right solution to fit your unique oral health needs. Partial or full removable dentures may be a great solution for you if you have lost several teeth or a full arch. With removable dentures, you can regain your confidence and your ability to speak and eat with ease. At Made Ya Smile Rayford, we have been treating patients with natural-looking denture solutions, custom-made for each patient suffering from tooth loss, for over 30 years. Partial dentures fill the gap left by several missing teeth in the jaw and use surrounding teeth to support the appliance. Full dentures replace all teeth in both the upper and lower arches of the mouth. Tooth loss can negatively affect the appearance of your smile and your overall health. We want to help you find a viable solution, so we invite you to call us today to schedule a consultation to find out if dentures are right for you.

What Are the Benefits Of Dentures?

Dentures are often used to help restore function and beauty to the smiles of our patients. At Made Ya Smile, dentures at our Spring, TX location provide many benefits. Some of those include:

  • Replace damaged or broken teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Make eating easier
  • Help speak clearer
  • Increased confidence
  • A stunning smile

Should I Get Dentures?

As a good option for replacing several missing teeth, dentures can replace a full arch or can be partial, replacing only a few lost teeth. Our dentist and team may recommend that healthy teeth remain in place in the case of a partial denture. Prior to suggesting a full denture, we will need to ensure that you have a healthy foundation with optimal gum tissue and adequate jaw contours. For some patients looking for a long-lasting, secure restoration, dentures can be fixed to an implant that is surgically placed into the jaw. During your initial consultation, we will able to better recommend the best type of dentures for your specific concerns and needs.

How Do Dentures Work?

To begin, we take upper and lower impressions of your mouth so we can make your custom dentures. Immediate dentures can sometimes be created for use in the short term prior to any tooth extractions. You can use this short-term solution while your extraction sites and tissues heal and while you wait for your final dentures to be ready. We partner with a high-quality lab to ensure you receive comfortable, natural-looking dentures. They use lightweight materials or metal framework and resin to construct your custom dentures. For partial dentures, your replacement teeth will be customized to match the shade of your other teeth for an aesthetically pleasing blend that looks natural within your smile. We will have you return to try your new dentures on, or have us attach them in place, when they are returned to us. At that time we will ensure they fit well and comfortably in your mouth, and we will give you cleaning, storage, and maintenance instructions.

What Can I Expect After Getting Dentures?

It may take time for your dentures to feel like a natural part of your smile. As you adjust to the feel of them, you should find it easier to speak and eat normally. It may be necessary to use denture paste or adhesive to keep your full denture in its proper position. Partial dentures do not require adhesive, as they rely on metal or plastic clasps to securely attach to neighboring teeth. We're here to make adjustments to your custom dentures if necessary in order to ensure you have a comfortable fit.

Just as with teeth, it's extremely important to brush your dentures after every meal. You can use a toothbrush and mild toothpaste, or you can use a denture brush. When you remove your dentures to sleep, you should soak them in water to keep them from changing shape or drying out. It is important to maintain your regular bi-annual cleanings and exams even though your dentures replace your natural teeth. During your routine care, we will monitor the health of your gums and jaw, the fit of your dentures, and we are able to remove denture stains with a special solution. It may become necessary to replace or reline your dentures in time, but with proper care, your partial or full denture can serve you for years.

Are Dentures Covered by Insurance?

If you have dental insurance, your plan may provide some coverage for your partial and full dentures. To find out your schedule of benefits, Made Ya Smile in Spring, TX will reach out to your provider prior to beginning work. We can work with you to create a custom denture treatment plan that both meets your needs and fits your budget. If you have expenses beyond what insurance will cover or will not use insurance for this treatment, we can go over our in-house payment methods with you and give you information about flexible low-interest payment plans with our third-party financing partner.

Dentures FAQ

Can I wear dentures at night?
We suggest that you take out our dentures at night to be cleaned and stored in water. Dentures put pressure on your bones and gums and this gives these areas of your mouth time to relax.

Does having dentures hurt?
After getting your natural-looking dentures, you'll likely have to get used to them. In the beginning they might feel a little awkward or irritating, but in time, you should get used to them. If they still cause discomfort, you should give our office a call so we can determine how to help you.

Are there any foods I can't eat with dentures?
At first, it may be difficult to eat with your dentures. However, as you get used to them, you should be able to eat most foods. We suggest you avoid gum, however, as the gum can stick to your dentures and discolor or loosen one or more of your false teeth.

Removable Tooth Replacement Options

To restore the appearance, function, and confidence of your smile, custom dentures can be a great choice. If you have unhealthy teeth, partial tooth loss, or have lost all of your teeth, the solution to regaining your smile and good oral health may come with custom full or partial dentures. Our dentist is experienced in providing excellent care to Spring, TX patients and can create a custom plan to meet your unique oral health needs, budget, and goals. Learn more about how you can regain your confidence, health, and quality of life through dentures by scheduling a visit at Made Ya Smile Rayford today.

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