Are you suffering from widespread tooth loss? Facing multiple extractions? Dentures could be the restorative solution you need - and thanks to modern methods and materials, they have never been more effective.
Dr. Meredith Davis offers the very best dentures near Richardson, TX because she uses only high-quality prosthetics that are customized to each and every patient's needs!
What Are Removable Dentures?
A denture is a set of prosthetic, natural-looking teeth attached to a plastic base that is designed to look like your gum tissue. A traditional denture rests on the gums and can replace several missing teeth or an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower teeth. A partial denture fits in with the remaining natural teeth like a missing puzzle piece, while a complete denture is held in place using natural suction or with the help of a denture adhesive as needed.
With proper care, a traditional denture can last for five to seven years before it will need to be replaced due to wear and tear and the gradual changing shape of your jaw bone.
Patients who are eligible for dental implants can benefit from added security and stability with an implant-retained denture. Dental implants are made from titanium, which spurs bone growth to encourage the fusion of the implant with the jaw. In this way, dental implants offer superior support for a full or partial denture. You will not need to have an individual implant placed for each missing tooth.
Instead, Dr. Davis can decide how to support your denture successfully on as few dental implants as possible. She places dental implants right here at our Richardson dental office - no referral required!
Patients who are eligible for dental implants are those who are:
- In good oral and overall health
- Have a healthy jawbone or can undergo a bone augmentation procedure if not
- Do not smoke
- Have a little more in the budget to spend on tooth replacement
Maintaining Your Dentures
Whether your denture is held in place by dental implants or not, if it is removable, you will need to make sure you maintain proper hygiene habits to keep it clean and functioning well for as long as possible. We will send you home with instructions for maintenance, but we have listed some of the most important ones here for your convenience.
- Clean your denture at least once a day using mild hand soap or denture cleanser
- Brush any remaining natural teeth as well as your gum tissue twice a day and after each meal
- Rinse your denture before you reinsert it and right after you take it out
- Soak your denture at night when you are not using it
- Look out for oral sores or areas of discomfort
- Visit your dentist as recommended for continued care
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Your total out-of-pocket dentures cost will depend on the terms of your dental insurance plan. Fortunately, Meredith G. Davis, DDS accepts plans from a broad spectrum of dental insurance companies.
If you're uninsured, join our In-House Membership Plan, a dental discount plan that offers 15% off restorative treatments, like dentures. We also accept payment plans through CareCredit®!
Need A New Smile? We're Here To Help!
If you are on the verge of substantial tooth loss and wish to discuss how a denture can help you enjoy a complete, confident smile once again, don’t wait to get started. Call us today to schedule your dentures consultation with Dr. Davis.