Replacing Teeth With Dentures
Dentures may be a good tooth replacement choice if you need to replace most or all of your teeth. Highly convenient, dentures can restore your appearance and make it easier to eat and speak with increased confidence. General dentist Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot offers a range of denture solutions and can custom-create partial or full removable dentures and even implant-retained (hybrid) dentures for patients in Wylie, TX. Full dentures replace your entire upper arch, lower arch, or both while partial dentures use your remaining teeth as support. At Trusted Dental Care, we can help you determine whether full or partial dentures match your needs and then customize these solutions for a natural-looking result. If you have lost teeth or need to have damaged teeth removed, make a consultation with Dr. G. today to learn about your options for full and partial dentures.
Best Candidates for Dentures
You may be a candidate for custom dentures if you are missing some or all of your teeth but still have healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If you have damaged teeth that cannot be repaired, Dr. G. may recommend having these teeth removed and replaced with a custom denture. Any healthy teeth may be left in place to provide support for a partial denture. In some cases, implants may be placed in the jaw to provide increased stability and support for a partial or full denture. During your consultation with Dr. G., he will assess your oral health, listen carefully to your concerns, and give you your options based on your treatment needs and desired outcomes.
What To Expect
To begin the denture procedure, our team will take advanced digital impressions of your upper and lower jaws. If you have teeth that need to be removed, an immediate denture will be crafted for you to wear following your extractions while your gums heal, keeping you from ever having to be without teeth. For conventional full dentures and partial dentures, impressions of your mouth will be taken and sent to a dental lab, where your custom restorations will be made of the highest quality biocompatible materials. Dr. G. is an expert at helping patients choose the ideal tooth and gum shade that looks natural for their custom denture tooth replacement. Once your dentures are made, we will have you return for a fitting or to attach your appliances to implants previously placed within the jaw. Dr. G. will evaluate the fit and make any adjustments as needed.
Caring for Your Dentures
It will probably take a little time before your dentures feel natural; however, it should become easier to eat and speak normally as you become accustomed to your appliances. Please let our team at Trusted Dental Care know if your dentures ever feel loose so we can get you in for an adjustment. At home, you will need to keep your dentures clean by brushing them at least two times every day. Whenever you remove your dentures, such as for cleaning or before sleeping, they should be soaked in water or professional-grade solutions to prevent them from drying out. Even if you wear full dentures, it is still important that you attend regular cleanings and exams at Trusted Dental Care, so Dr. G. can monitor the wear and fit of your restorations and the overall health of your mouth. He will discuss when your dentures need to be relined or replaced; however, with ideal care, your dentures can last for several years.
If you carry dental insurance, some of the cost of your custom dentures may be covered by your plan. A member of our team will talk to your dental insurance company to estimate your coverage and any personal responsibilities. Dr. G. will work closely with you to personalize your treatment plan so your dentures fit your needs and budget. To assist with making your treatment more affordable whether you have dental insurance or not, Trusted Dental Care accepts several forms of payment, including low-interest medical financing.
Restore Your Confidence
With custom dentures from Trusted Dental Care, you can once again enjoy the ability to eat and speak with confidence. Dr. G. is delighted to offer his skills and talents to bring health and function back to the smiles of Wylie, TX patients with custom-made removable partial and full dentures and implant-retained hybrid dentures. Receive more information on how custom dentures can give you back your smile by making a consultation at Trusted Dental Care today.