Take a few minutes and watch our video highlighting some great options for replacing missing teeth, including dentures, implant-retained dentures and dental implants.
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What are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients without teeth chew food and improve speaking habits. Additionally, dentures improve the patient's facial aesthetics and self-esteem. The absence of teeth can lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance to the mouth-area; by restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected and the patient may be seen more "normal" according to human standards.
Types of Dentures:
There are three types of dentures: full (complete), fixed and removable partial dentures. The former is only required in persons who have lost all or most of the teeth on either of the two arches of the mouth (maxillary - top and mandibular - bottom). Most patients missing only a few teeth opt for fixed partial dentures, also known as "crown and bridge". These must be precisely installed, especially when in between healthy teeth. Removable partial dentures are different from fixed partial dentures in that they are normally only used by people who cannot have fixed dentures or have lost too many teeth for fixed dentures, but too few for full dentures.
A frequent issue with dentures is their ability to remain in place during usage. This is rated on a series of three principles:
- Support - The denture may have a tendency to clasp tighter and tighter to the gums as the mouth chews food. The better the support, the less likely the denture is to move vertically closer to the arch upon which it is situated.
- Stability - Movement in the horizontal plane, sometimes described as "slipping" front to back or side to side, can be hazardous to the patient. The quality of denture base is responsible for preventing movement with good continuous contact with the edentulous crest. However, this is heavily dependent on the patient's innate oral anatomy.
- Retention - This is the principle which describes the tendency of the denture to move vertically away from the gums, into the lumen of the mouth. The craftsmanship of the denture is tested here, as the better the intaglio (inside of denture) copies the oral topography, the more effective the seal is.
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Cost of Dentures
OUR MOST AFFORDABLE DENTURES START AT $595
- The Affordable Cosmetic Denture: $595
- The Premium Cosmetic Denture: $885
- The Elite Cosmetic Denture: $1,175
Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients with missing teeth perform daily activities that would otherwise be difficult. Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury may suffer from further decay, and difficulty eating and speaking. The absence of teeth can also lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance in the mouth area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected and the patient can maintain their normal appearance.
At Argyle Dental Center, our dentists have access to our on-site lab which allows us to control the entire denture-making process in a manner to ensure you receive a custom-denture designed to fit your personal, specific needs.
Implant-retained dentures provide an advanced alternative to traditional denture placement, as they are secured in the mouth using titanium implant posts, providing greater strength and stability for the replacement teeth. This technique allows patients with dentures to easily speak and eat without worrying about their dentures slipping out of place. Implants help dentures function just like the patient’s natural teeth.
Previously, the implant process could take months to complete; however, with advancements in technology and techniques, many patients can receive their replacement teeth in as little as one day. Argyle Dental Center is a certified provider of TeethXpress (www.TeethXpress.com) which is a great solution to prevent your dentures from slipping and sliding. Regain the confidence you once had in your smile and call our office today for a consultation.
Overdentures are full dentures that are firmly anchored to the jaw so they don't slip around or stick together when you talk or eat. They can make life a lot easier for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth (what dentists call "edentulous" patients). Overdentures are like normal full dentures except instead of relying on the gums and other tissues of the mouth for support, they are fixed in place using either the preserved tooth roots or a pair of permanent dental implants.
Implant-supported overdentures are highly effective, with a success rate of more than 95% over 10 years. Not only are they very comfortable, they also help preserve the jaw bone—and best of all, you don't have to worry about eating chewy, sticky or tough foods anymore.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing or diseased teeth in the upper or lower jaw to restore the appearance and function of the teeth, as well as reduce the patient’s risk of gum disease. This type of replacement is often used when one or more healthy natural teeth remain in the area to support the device. Patients will be able to eat, speak and smile without difficulty once dentures are in place.
Bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements that help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. Removable bridges can be taken out.