Struggling with missing teeth can make simple activities like eating and speaking downright difficult. Thankfully, there's a solution. Our traditional and implant-supported dentures are crafted with unmatched fit and beauty to fully restore your smile.
Dr. David Bishop, Dr. Robert Kim, and Dr. Kris Koelker provide a variety of partial and complete dentures at our convenient Allen, TX, office to enhance the appearance and function of your mouth. We are dedicated to helping you improve your health and self-esteem with outstanding dentures that look and feel realistic. To learn more about our denture options or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, contact our office today.
Who is a Candidate?
A denture is a prosthetic placed on your upper or lower arch to restore its appearance and function. To qualify for dentures, you should:
- Be missing most or all of your teeth. If you are only missing a few teeth, an implant-supported dental crown or bridge may be more appropriate for you. You may also be a good candidate for dentures if you need many or all of your teeth extracted due to decay, infection, injury, or other dental issues.
- Not have a sensitive or especially strong gag reflex, as this may interfere with your ability to comfortably wear dentures.
- Not smoke, since this can disrupt the prosthesis’ function.
- Not grind your teeth, which could damage your dentures, potentially requiring inconvenient and costly repairs.
- Not suffer from dry mouth, as dentures can exacerbate this condition.
- Be willing and able to maintain good dental and oral hygiene.
Our dentists can help you decide if dentures are right for you during your initial consultation. We will discuss your wishes, conduct a dental exam, and use our 3-D imaging tools to map your mouth. Then we can discuss the various treatment options available to you.
Types of Dentures
Our team of dentists provides three types of dentures for patients. These include:
- Traditional Dentures - A traditional denture sits on top of the gums with adhesive and is removable. While the placement procedure for traditional dentures is minimally invasive, many of our patients prefer implant-supported dentures for the many benefits they provide.
- Implant-stabilized Dentures - Held in place by traditional or IMTEC® mini dental implants, these prostheses are also removable, but are more stable and have a more natural appearance than a traditional removable denture. Our dentists can place new implant-stabilized dentures or retrofit existing traditional dentures with implants.
- Fixed Roundhouse Bridges - Using Nobel Biocare®’s All-on-4® technique, we can place strategically-angled dental implants to hold fixed roundhouse bridges with just four implants per arch. These bridges can take the place of partial or complete dentures, and remain permanently in place.
Our dentists will help you choose an appropriate denture type for you at your initial consultation.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures offer many medical and cosmetic advantages for patients. These include:
- Same-day Teeth - By using some of the latest techniques and working with a nearby trusted partner lab, we are typically able to place your restoration within one day.
- Maintained Oral Health and Bone Structure - When left untreated, the gaps created by missing teeth can cause the rest of your teeth to shift, making them more vulnerable to disease and potentially compromising your facial structure. Partial dentures prevent this.
- Improved Jawbone Health - If you opt for implant-supported dentures, you will also be preventing bone loss in the process. Since the titanium posts integrate with your jawbone, they exercise the tissue and may prevent it from deteriorating.
- Boosted Self-esteem - With natural-looking and acting dentures, you can go about your daily routine with confidence.
- Improved Comfort - Eating and talking is made easier, especially with implant-supported dentures that do not slide around in the mouth.
- Natural Appearance - Dentures (particularly implant-supported dentures) look and function just like natural teeth.
Your dentist will go over the particular benefits of dentures for you at your first appointment.
Rejuvenate Your Smile
Missing teeth can affect your health, appearance, and quality of life, but dentures can help. Contact our office today to learn more about this treatment or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.