Dentures & PartialsGreenville, TX

Rows or complete arches of missing teeth impact the look, function, and health of your teeth and gums. Replacing missing teeth can prevent problems like tooth and gum infections, shifting teeth, and further tooth loss. Wesley Dental provides custom-made dentures in Greenville, TX. Dentures are one of the most common restorative dentistry treatments for missing teeth.

Dentures can replace multiple missing teeth. Whether you have several missing teeth or all of your teeth missing, a denture can restore the full appearance and health of your smile.

Dentures in Greenville, TX

The Different Types of Dentures

There are many types of dentures that dentists can make to replace missing teeth. Some types of dentures can include: 

  • Conventional Dentures: We place a conventional denture after removing any remaining teeth and allowing the tissues to heal. Allowing the soft tissues to heal increases the chance of a successful restoration. 
  • Immediate Dentures: We can provide immediate dentures after removing problem teeth. An immediate denture is a temporary denture we can place once we take impressions for your final denture. We do not recommend wearing immediate dentures for long periods. 
  • Overdenture: This denture uses implants to support false teeth. Overdentures are either removable or fixed with dental implants

There are also partial or full dentures. A partial restores gaps left by multiple missing teeth in different areas of the mouth. Removable partials consist of a gum-colored base and false teeth that attach to remaining natural teeth.

Complete dentures replace the upper and lower arches. A removable complete denture, like partials, consists of a gum-colored base and false teeth. However, complete dentures use adhesive to stay in place.

Treatment with Dentures in Greenville, TX

Before we provide dentures, we will take digital X-rays to plan your treatment. We can recommend treatment for gum disease, cavities, injuries, and tooth wear if needed. Once you are in good oral health, we will begin treatment.  

For traditional denture treatment, we will first take dental impressions. We send these impressions to a dental lab that will create your custom restoration. In the meantime, you will wear temporary dentures. Once your final dentures are complete, you will return to our office. We will ensure your final dentures look and feel natural.

Implant Dentures

The downside of traditional dentures is that we must prepare natural teeth. You may want to consider implants if you have healthy teeth on either side of your tooth gap. Dental implants do not require tooth preparation. 

However, if you receive implant dentures, you must have enough healthy jaw bone. During implant treatment, the jawbone grows around the implant anchors. We recommend grafting to help build up healthy jaw bone before you receive implant dentures.

An oral surgeon places the implant anchors into the jaw bone to begin implant denture treatment. During an osseointegration healing process, the jaw bone grows around the posts. Once the implant posts heal, we place the abutments or pieces that connect the implants to the denture.

They require more time for the abutments to heal. Once you are fully healed, we secure the denture to the abutments. Like traditional dentures, implant dentures use dental impressions for a custom fit.

We can provide a replacement if you have an old or ill-fitting denture. We can also ensure you are a candidate for dental implants if you want a longer-lasting restoration. 

Dentures and Partials FAQs

Learn more about dentures with answers to these patient questions:

Do I need dental implants to replace all of my missing teeth?

No, we can provide as few as four dental implants to secure a denture arch when we provide an implant denture. On average, we can use four to eight dental implants to secure an upper or lower tooth arch. We do not need to replace every missing tooth with a dental implant. 

Why do implant-supported dentures last longer than removable dentures?

Dental implants provide a stable foundation for dentures. Removable dentures use adhesive to stay in place. Still, removable dentures can slip around the mouth. These dentures also need more frequent rebasing or replacement than implant-supported dentures. 

How do you clean dentures?

Removable dentures require soaking your false teeth in a cleaning solution. Removing these dentures before sleep and placing them in a denture solution helps keep them moist. If your dentures dry out, they can crack or break. Additionally, you can rinse your dentures after each meal and brush them with a denture solution.

Implant-supported dentures do not require extensive care. You can brush implant dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. When flossing, you can use a water flosser. We can also teach you how to use regular waxed or unwaxed floss to clean between your denture components.

What is the biggest problem with dentures?

The biggest problem with dentures, particularly removable dentures, is an improper fit. If dentures do not fit properly, they can rub on the gums, creating sores. They can also leave room for harmful bacteria to grow.

Please get in touch with us if you notice a change in the fit of your dentures. We may need to repair or rebase your dentures for a comfortable fit.

Do I have to go without teeth while I get dentures?

No. We will provide temporary dentures as you wait for your final restoration. You don’t have to be without teeth during the denture process. Temporary dentures also help you get used to replacement teeth before you receive your permanent dentures.

How much do dentures cost?

The cost of your dentures will depend on multiple factors. These factors include your denture type, number of dental implants, pretreatment, and insurance coverage. We work with CareCredit and Alphaeon to help fit treatment within your budget. Most dental insurance companies will cover part of the cost of restorative treatments, including dentures. After an exam and consultation, we will estimate your denture cost.

Replace Multiple Missing Teeth Today

Receive dentures in Greenville, TX. Call Wesley Dental at 903-270-5279 or request a dental appointment online. Please let us know if you have questions about dentures or our restorative dental treatments. We’re here to assist you.