Dentures in Dallas are a common treatment that we offer to patients who are missing many of their teeth along an arch, or an entire row of teeth. Each restoration that we craft here at Coco Dental is tailored to not only look natural, but to also be comfortable and functional. Overall, our goal is to improve our patients’ life by offering high-quality solutions to tooth loss, whether you decide to invest in traditional, tried-and-true dentures, or modern dental implants. To learn more about restorative treatments that we offer, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Dallas today!
Dentures are offered in several different types, including partials, full, and implant dentures. Each type of dentures comes with its own unique benefits, allowing our team to offer a different solution based on your specific needs. If you’re interested in learning whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure, the best place to start is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Patel. He’ll examine your mouth, speak with you about your medical history and any goals you have, and discuss each of your treatment options with you in detail. Based on that, you’ll be able to choose the restoration that you feel will meet all of your needs.
We offer three different types of dentures in our practice, including start-to-finish implant dentures in Dallas that are built to stand the test of time. However, the best option for you depends on your goals, desires, and health.
Partial dentures are crafted from a metal base that holds acrylic gums and replacement teeth firmly in place. The base fits between your existing teeth like a missing puzzle piece, filling the various gaps throughout your arch.
Full dentures are specially designed to harness the natural power of suction that develops between your gums and the restoration. The acrylic, gum-colored base sits atop your gums, holding the replacement teeth firmly in place so you can eat and speak with ease.
For patients who are looking for a more permanent, stable alternative to dentures, we also offer implant dentures. Dr. Patel has advanced training to be able to complete this entire process in-house. It utilizes titanium implant posts that are fused with the jawbone to stabilize beautiful, natural-looking dentures within the mouth. This eliminates any possible shifting or slipping and preserves the facial structure by preventing jawbone erosion.
Dentures offer a wide array of benefits, including:
If you’d like to learn more, our team at Coco Dental is happy to welcome you in! Don’t hesitate to call our office today to plan a visit.
We know that replacing multiple teeth can be stressful, which is why we’re ready to do whatever we can to make the process of getting dentures easier for you. To that end, we have put together a list of some of the denture questions that we hear on a regular basis along with helpful answers. If there’s something you want to know about dentures in North Dallas that isn’t addressed on this page, please reach out to our team at Coco Dental Center today.
Usually, there’s a waiting period of about six to eight weeks between having your teeth extracted and receiving your dentures. This is to give your gums time to heal and also lets us ensure that your new teeth will fit properly. Note that if your dentures are being placed on dental implants, you’ll also need to wait an additional four to six months for the implant posts to join with the jawbone.
During your initial consultation, our team will give you an estimate of how long it will take to receive your new teeth so that you can plan accordingly.
While you can sleep while wearing traditional removable dentures (and in fact will likely need to keep it in your mouth for the first 24 hours), it’s usually recommended to take them out in the evening. Dentures can irritate your gums and may potentially speed up ridge resorption, so it’s better to remove them at night to give your mouth a chance to recover. Furthermore, bacteria tend to thrive in the dark moist spaces underneath your dentures, so taking them out regularly is important for protecting your oral health.
If you need to have teeth extracted before getting dentures, you’ll probably notice some discomfort for about 3 to 5 days after the procedure. You can take prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication to stay comfortable during this time.
As for the dentures themselves, you may experience irritation of the gums while your mouth is adjusting to your new teeth. It can take months to fully get used to new dentures, although the exact amount of time depends on the person. If the discomfort doesn’t go away or seems to be getting worse, call our office right away.
While tough meats like steak are harder to chew with dentures, you can still enjoy them with the right preparation. Choose beef cuts like tenderloin that contain fewer hard-to-chew muscle fibers and connective tissues. Have the meat thoroughly tenderized before it’s cooked. Then, when you’re ready to eat it, cut it into small pieces that are easier to manage.
If you’re having trouble with your dentures slipping while you’re trying to chew, use an adhesive to hold them in place. This helps give them the stability they need to be able to handle tougher foods.