Dentures – Austin, TX
See the Difference Modern Dentures Can Make
In the past, denture wearers have criticized them for being uncomfortable, slipping out of place, and looking fake. However, at Avenue Dental, we supply modern full and partial dentures, which means that these prosthetic teeth look as realistic as possible and fit more comfortably than ever before. You don’t have to struggle with tooth loss or dentures that aren’t fitting or working properly. Contact Avenue Dental and schedule a denture consultation with us today!
Why Choose Avenue Dental for Dentures?
- PPO Dental Insurance Welcome
- Advanced Implant Dentures Available
- High-Quality Materials Used for Every Prosthetic
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Basically, anyone who has lost more than one tooth qualifies for dentures. If you are interested in dentures, whether or not you still have natural teeth, we’ll evaluate your mouth for any infections or decay. Before we can proceed with your dentures, we’ll treat any issue, like gum disease or cavities, with periodontal therapy, restorations, or tooth extractions accordingly to get you ready for your new denture.
Types of Dentures
We have multiple options for dentures, depending on your needs and tooth loss situation. After our evaluation, we will discuss your goals and needs with you and create a personalized treatment plan just for you. Here are the types of dentures we offer.
This type of denture is used for patients who still have some remaining natural teeth in an arch. A partial denture looks a lot like a puzzle piece that fills in the holes and completes your smile. This prosthetic uses a clasp to hold onto the teeth for stability.
After total tooth loss, full dentures can restore your missing smile. Unlike the partials, this kind of denture creates suction that holds it in place. Every night, these teeth need to be removed and soaked while you sleep to keep the prosthetic clean and in the best possible shape.
If you want really secure dentures, then attaching them to dental implants may be the right treatment solution for you. While the denture on top replaces the crowns of the missing teeth, the implants replace the roots under the gums, giving these teeth much more stability and strength.
The Benefits of Dentures
Is replacing your missing teeth really that important? It absolutely is! Even if the gaps are located in the back of the mouth, they can still affect you. Not only can missing teeth make it difficult to bite and chew food, but the big spaces and allow your teeth to shift, changing the way your teeth align. This can make you feel self-conscious about showing your smile and lead to jaw pain and problems with eating. The good news is that dentures can stop these outcomes from happening, allowing you to maintain an aesthetically pleasing, functioning smile.
Getting dentures can be a significant change in your smile. Before you jump into treatment, you may have some questions about the process or about dentures themselves. Fortunately, we’re here to guide you through every step. Below, we’ve responded to some common questions about dentures in hopes that you’ll find them helpful. Just know that you can always contact our office or schedule an appointment and ask if you have other questions or need additional information!
How Long Will You Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Your Teeth Are Pulled?
We realize you may be anxious for your new teeth. However, it typically requires at least four to six weeks following extraction for the dentures to be completely ready. Immediate dentures may give you that instant gratification, but they can quickly fail to fit properly because of changes in the bone tissue following extraction. In general, we give your gums enough time to fully heal, and we can make sure your dentures have the perfect fit. If you are getting implant dentures, you may need to wait several months for the posts to become integrated into the jawbone before you receive your dentures.
Should You Get All Your Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?
Whenever possible, it is usually best to preserve a healthy tooth. Unless the tooth has been affected by gum disease or severe decay, we tend to avoid extraction. However, if you have several teeth in need of significant repair, it may be more cost effective to replace those teeth with a partial denture than to address each tooth with a crown. If necessary, we can remove an entire arch of teeth, but some will be more difficult to extract than others. For instance, molars may require more time and effort to pull.
What Is the Average Age for Dentures?
In theory, anyone who loses two or more permanent teeth can have a denture. However, the likelihood of requiring a denture increases once you reach age 40. In fact, 66% of adults between 40 and 64 years old have lost at least one tooth, double the number of adults ages 20 to 39. According to the American Dental Association, about 57 percent of people who are 65 to 74 years old have some sort of denture in their mouth. Needless to say, that the need for dentures increases as you age, but tooth loss is by no means inevitable, and on the other hand, tooth replacement can become necessary earlier in life.
Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?
Dentures are designed to fit as securely as possible typically through natural suction. As a result, the dentures may feel strange or even a little uncomfortable at first. If, however, the denture is causing you pain or you don’t become used to them after a few months, they may need to be adjusted further, or you may have an underlying oral issue. After a time, you should be able to adjust to eating and talking with your dentures in without any discomfort or difficulty.