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If you need help with missing or damaged teeth, Randol Mill Family Dentistry can help with specialized services designed to replace those teeth for an improved bite and a more attractive appearance. Dentures are a practical and cost-effective replacement option that offers you the opportunity to look and feel your best every day. If you are looking for affordable quality dentures, our team will provide you with the right options for your needs, your budget and your dental health.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and to provide a solid and comfortable option for chewing, speaking and other everyday activities. If you are missing several teeth or even an entire row of teeth, dentures are a great choice for replacing these missing teeth and helping you to look your best and to eat and speak more comfortably. These dental prosthetics are available in a range of styles and configurations. In all cases, getting dentures will provide added help in maintaining your appearance and in biting and chewing the foods you eat. At Randol Mill Family Dentistry, we offer the best options for our patients in Arlington and the surrounding areas.
What Are the Types of Dentures?
Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, the position of those missing teeth and your preferences, you may need full, partial, flexible or implant-supported dentures. At our office, we will evaluate the condition of your mouth and the number of missing teeth you have before providing you with our recommendations for one of the following dental solutions:
As its name suggests, a full denture or complete denture is designed to replace all teeth on the upper or lower part of your mouth. The first step in this process is usually to extract all teeth from the area in which the denture will be applied. You will usually receive a temporary denture that will allow your gums to heal and to take on the proper shape before your mouth is measured and a permanent upper or lower denture is fabricated and applied. A full denture may be permanently attached to your upper or lower jaw with dental implants or may be attached to your gums with adhesive and removed as needed.
If only a few teeth are missing, your dentist may recommend a partial denture that consists of artificial teeth attached to a bridge. These appliances typically attach to the surrounding teeth using clasps or clamps. Your partial denture can be removed each night for cleaning and for greater comfort.
Flexible Partial Denture
For even greater comfort, you may want to upgrade to a flexible partial denture. Rather than using metal clasps and clamps, these appliances are constructed of a very flexible and lightweight material that easily fits into your mouth and stays in place. They are designed to look and work like your own natural teeth, which can showcase your smile and ensure the best possible solutions for you and your family.
Dental implants are designed to serve as anchor points for other dental appliances. This can provide a more secure attachment for your dentures that can help you smile, eat and speak with greater confidence. Your denture may require just one implant or several to ensure the best possible results for your dental appliances.
- A removable implant-supported denture clips onto a bar that is affixed to the implants or uses a ball-and-socket arrangement to secure these dental appliances. At night or when you clean your teeth, your removable denture can be soaked or brushed normally to ensure the cleanest and most attractive teeth.
- Permanently attached dentures are positioned on two or more implants and hold a few artificial teeth or an entire upper or lower row of teeth in place on a permanent basis. This often creates a more comfortable and practical option for individuals who want the convenience and attractive appearance of permanent replacements for their natural teeth.
What Are Implant-supported All-on-4® Dentures?
An All-on-4® denture offers the best of both worlds for patients in our office by providing secure and reliable biting and chewing capability while taking most of the stress and worry out of the denture process. All-on-4 implant denture procedures remove the risk of false teeth sliding or slipping out of place, by securing the dentures with just four implants per arch. Avoid an embarrassing situation, and learn how to secure your dentures for good.
What Does the Denture Process Entail?
In some cases, we may have to remove some of your teeth in order to prepare your mouth for your denture. When you come into our office for your consultation, your dentist will help you decide which option will work best for you and what the procedure will require. Generally, the process includes several steps. The dentist may start by taking measurements and impressions of your mouth to ensure your denture fits well. Then, if you are having implants, the implants are placed. When your permanent denture is ready and your mouth has healed from the extractions or the implants, you’ll come back to the office to have your denture fitted.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
If you are worried about the cost of a removable or permanent denture, our team will work with you to determine the most practical approach for your needs. We accept most insurance plans.
What Is a Soft Reline for Dentures?
A soft denture reline is a method for making your denture fit more snugly and comfortably. It entails the use of a soft, pliable material that fits between your denture and your gums. These applications can last for up to two years before requiring replacement.
Schedule a Denture Consultation with Randol Mill Family Dentistry Today
At Randol Mill Family Dentistry, we offer the best dentures in Arlington to help you look and feel great. If you need affordable quality dentures that suit your preferences and your budget, our team will work with you to determine the best approach for you and your family. Call us today at (817) 642-7909 to schedule your initial consultation with us. We look forward to the chance to serve you.