Removable Dentures – Alamo Ranch, TX

Missing Teeth?
We Can Help!

woman framing smile

If you are missing one or more teeth, then you know that the consequences go well beyond the appearance of your smile—although that is a significant concern. Studies show that people with missing teeth are far more self-conscious about their appearance than their peers who have full smiles.

Moreover, having only one missing tooth can affect not just your oral health, but your general well-being, too. First of all, tooth loss increases the risk of tooth decay, periodontal disease and additional tooth loss. Your bite may eventually be impacted if adjacent teeth begin to shift in order to fill the empty space in your smile. Systemically, tooth loss can lead to malnutrition, and many people with missing teeth are also affected emotionally and psychologically.

Fortunately, your Stillwater dentists Dr. Aiyana Anderson and Dr. Michele Moreno at Alamo Springs Dental offer removable dentures to restore your natural looking smile, your well-being and your confidence. Whether you are missing one, two or even all of your teeth, we can design dentures that look like your own teeth and feel great!

Why Choose Alamo Springs Dental for Removable Dentures?

  • Full & Partial
    Dentures Available
  • Customized To Look
    Completely Natural
  • We Accept
    Dental Insurance

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

woman smiling while standing outside

Whether you're missing a single tooth or several, dentures can be an option for almost anyone! There aren’t many requirements to be considered a good candidate. However, it's important to book a consultation with our team to ensure dentures are the right fit for you. If they're not initially the best option, don't worry! We’ll recommend preliminary treatments to make you a good candidate later on. For more information, simply keep reading or give our office a call.

Effects of Missing Teeth

man smiling with missing tooth

When considering dentures, it's important to understand why people lose teeth and what impact it has. This knowledge reinforces the idea of how prosthetic teeth can positively impact your smile.

The truth is, people lose teeth at various ages and for different reasons. Decay may cause a tooth to fall out or require replacement. Alternatively, gum disease can wear away the bone and tissue supporting your teeth. Dental injuries from accidents can also result in the loss of teeth.

Regardless of the cause, the effects of tooth loss are generally consistent. Those with missing teeth often face challenges in speaking, eating, and even smiling. Failing to address gaps in your smile can lead to the deterioration of your jaw, potentially causing facial collapse and further tooth loss.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

patient smiling at dentist

As mentioned earlier, most patients qualify for dentures primarily due to missing teeth. However, it's essential to take into account other factors. Dentures are not only suitable for replacing missing teeth, but also for those affected by decay. Additionally, having healthy gum and jaw tissues is crucial to being a suitable candidate for treatment. Without a strong foundation, your mouth may not adequately support dentures.

The number of lost teeth is another key factor. Depending on the extent of tooth loss, you may require one of two denture types. A partial model is ideal for replacing a few missing teeth, while a full denture is preferable when all teeth along an arch are absent. Don’t forget to consider your finances as well. Dentures are a more cost-effective option compared to other restorations, making them a viable choice if you are on a budget.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

dentist holding dentures

If dentures aren't the right option for you, don't worry – we have alternative solutions available at Alamo Springs Dental. Specifically, we offer two other procedures you may consider:

  • Dental Bridges – A dental bridge is a fixed restoration consisting of crowns fused to a pontic. It relies on surrounding teeth for support, making it ideal for patients missing one or a few teeth.
  • Dental Implants – Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are prosthetic teeth implanted into your jawbone. Their titanium composition allows them to fuse with your jaw over time. This fusion ensures that the new teeth are secure, permanent, albeit a pricier option compared to alternatives.

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Partial Dentures

examples of partial dentures

For patients who are missing one tooth or a few, whether consecutively or not, a partial denture can fill the gaps in your smile. A removable partial denture is made of false teeth that are attached to a metal framework. This type of denture has clips or brackets that hook on to adjacent teeth in order to remain secure in your mouth. If you have missing teeth interspersed near one another, we can design a partial that fits like a puzzle piece between your natural teeth.

Full Dentures

full denture mockup

If you are missing all of the teeth along one of your arches, then your Stillwater Ranch dentist will create a full denture to restore your smile and your ability to eat and speak with assurance. False teeth are mounted on a base that is colored and shaped to look like natural gum tissue. The base fits comfortably over your gum ridge. Although these dentures in Alamo Ranch are precisely fitted to remain secure with natural, many patients feel more confident using a denture adhesive.

Caring for Your
Removable Dentures

dentures in glass

For the longevity of your dentures and for the sake of your oral health, dentures do require some special care. Be sure to rinse your full or partial dentures with water after you eat. Brush your dentures daily with a nonabrasive denture cleaner and soft brush. Never sleep with your dentures in place. Instead, soak them in water or a denture cleaning solution.

For more information about removable dentures, contact your dentist nearby for Stillwater Ranch and surrounding communities.