Partials & Dentures
Garland and South Dallas
Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or a full row of teeth, you shouldn’t wait to contact the Universal Dental team to schedule a tooth replacement consultation. We’ll examine your smile and help you create your personalized tooth replacement plan. For those patients in need of tooth replacement following extensive tooth loss, we’ll be happy to offer a variety of partial and full dentures, including implant supported prosthetics to recreate a healthy, happy smile. Get started down the path to restoring complete confidence with our Garland dentist and dental care team today. We can’t wait to see your smile.
When you’ve lost several teeth along an arch, partial dentures can be crafted to fill in the gaps. These tooth replacement prosthetics use a gum colored base material attached to remaining healthy dental structure to support the replacement teeth. They can be removed for cleaning and overnight storage and allow patients to retain healthy teeth while completing their smile.
Full dentures are crafted in the same way that partial dentures are made, using a gum colored base material to support a full row of replacement teeth. Because there are no remaining healthy teeth, the denture is molded to fit firmly against the gum line, creating suction that holds the prosthetic in place. For added stability, some patients also use a small amount of denture adhesive.
For the best possible stability, an implant retained partial or full denture may be the best solution. Small implant posts are placed into the gum line to mimic the lost roots of teeth, and they are attached to your partial or denture, recreating the natural, healthy function of your smile.
How Long do Dentures Last?
Traditional, removable dentures should be repaired or completely replaced every five to ten years to ensure comfort and function. An implant supported partial or full denture can last two or more decades with proper care. During your biannual dental exams, we will examine the function of your denture and make recommendations for repair and replacement as necessary to keep your denture functioning at the optimal level.
Can My Denture be Repaired?
In many cases, dentures can be repaired or relined when changes in fit or function make the prosthetics uncomfortable, nonfunctional, or potentially damaging. You should contact our team immediately if you notice changes in the fit of your denture. We’ll do our utmost to repair the prosthetic to full function, and if we’re unable to restore your current denture, our team will start the process to replace your denture.
How Much do Dentures Cost?
The cost of replacing numerous teeth can be high, but at Universal Dental, we work hard to help patients fit the price of any tooth replacement plan into their budgets. Our knowledgeable dentistry team is happy to process and file claims for any dental insurance providers to help you receive the maximum benefit from your insurer for any tooth replacement plan. We have an in-house discount plan available for those patients without traditional dental insurance coverage. If you want to split the costs of your tooth replacement plan into several smaller payments, we are happy to partner with CareCredit and iCare Financial to provide low and no interest financing for qualified patients. Please don’t hesitate to ask our team members about your insurance and financing options. We’re here to help.