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Partials & Dentures – Round Rock, TX

Rebuild Your Smile with Partials and Dentures

Despite new innovations in dentistry that allow you to keep your natural teeth for longer than ever, tooth loss is still a common problem. Every single tooth is vital to your oral health and your ability to perform simple tasks such as chewing and speaking. And of course, an incomplete smile can be devastating to your self-esteem. At Chisholm Trail Dental Health, we offer partials and dentures in Round Rock that will leave you with a strong, confident, dazzling grin.

Why Choose Chisholm Trail Dental Health for Partials and Dentures?

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

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The more teeth you lose, the more your general and oral health are compromised. A missing tooth means both the crown and root are gone. As a result, your jawbone is no longer stimulated when you bite or chew your food. This causes it to deteriorate, causing remaining natural teeth to lose support. Over time, they become loose and fall out.

The more teeth that are lost, the more difficult it becomes to maintain a balanced diet. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies that can hurt your overall well-being. Besides being detrimental to your oral and general health, you will also see changes to your facial structures as they lose support, causing you to appear older because of premature wrinkling and sagging of your skin.

What are My Treatment Options?

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Traditional partials and dentures have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, but fortunately your dentist in Round Rock uses the latest technologies in dentistry to help your prosthetics look and feel more realistic. We create the customized prosthetic you need to rebuild a complete smile. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, you may need:

Partials

A partial denture is used to replace several missing teeth. We take an impression of your mouth to carefully craft your prosthetic teeth to match the appearance of your natural ones. This makes them blend in seamlessly with your smile so no one will know they are not your own. The prosthetics are attached to a gum-colored base that features a metal framework. This allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining natural teeth to hold it in place.

Dentures

An entire arch of missing teeth is replaced with a full denture. An impression of your mouth is used to create an acrylic base to hold your all-ceramic teeth. Suction or an adhesive is used to secure the denture to your gum tissue. Modern dentures offer an improved fit to reduce any slipping or irritation.

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As an alternative to a traditional partial or denture, you can anchor your new teeth in place using dental implants. This prevents your prosthetic from slipping at inconvenient times, and it prevents the jaw from breaking down by providing the stimulation it needs. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your candidacy for dental implants as well as the overall process.

The Cost of Partials and Dentures

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What kind of restoration are you getting? How many teeth will it replace? Will an extraction be required? Are you planning to get implants? All of these questions need to be asked and answered before we can narrow down the price for your new teeth. Don’t forget to factor in insurance; most plans will pay up to 50% of the cost, although it’s a good idea to review you plan to confirm that you’re eligible for coverage. Don’t worry; we’ll do everything we can to help make sure your new teeth are affordable.

Benefits of Partials and Dentures

Dentures

Denture FAQs

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Dentures are an excellent and affordable way to replace missing teeth, but you may still have some unanswered questions about the restoration. Here are the answers to some of the most common inquiries that we receive about dentures in Round Rock. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call! We’d be more than happy to answer additional questions and set you up for your initial consultation.

Should I Have All My Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?

Having a damaged tooth repaired is always a preferable option, when possible, instead of extracting it. Because of this, tooth extractions of any kind will only be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary, like when a tooth is too damaged to save thanks to extensive decay, a severe infection, or trauma that has broken off much of the enamel. If all of the teeth in an arch are decayed or infected, replacing them may be a necessary and more affordable option in the long run, but all options will be explored before recommending extractions to get dentures.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

Dentists generally recommend that you take your dentures out at night when you go to sleep. When you first get your dentures, you’ll typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including when you sleep. After this, you should be taking out your dentures each evening. Wearing dentures restricts the circulations in your gums, leading to soft-tissue irritation and speeding up ridge resorption. When you take out your dentures, you’re giving your gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need while you get some sleep. The dark, moist space beneath your dentures is also an ideal place for bacteria to thrive, so it has been found to be associated with a higher risk of pneumonia. Ultimately, it is a good idea to refrain from wearing your dentures overnight.

Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?

If you need to have some of your teeth extracted before you get dentures, you’re likely to experience some discomfort after the procedure. Take all prescribed and over-the-counter medication as directed and the discomfort should improve in 3 to 5 days. When you first receive your new dentures, some minor irritation may occur while your mouth adjusts to the new appliance. The amount of time this lasts varies from person to person. If you switch to a new set of dentures, the adjustment process might take longer than before. If pain persists, let us know! There could be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.

Can You Still Eat Steak with Dentures?

Tougher meats, like steak, can be difficult to chew when you have dentures, but it’s possible to do so if you are taking the right precautions. Pick out tenderloins and other beef cuts that don’t contain as many connective tissues or muscle fibers that are difficult to chew. Ensure that the meat is thoroughly tenderized beforehand and cut the steak into very small, manageable pieces. The smaller they are, the easier they will be for you to chew.

Rebuild Your Smile

If you are ready to conquer the challenges of tooth loss, it is time to contact our office to discuss your treatment options. Call us today to schedule your consultation for partials or dentures.

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