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Dentures in Beaumont

High Quality Dentures Make Our Patients Smile!

woman smilingWhen patients are missing most or all their natural teeth, their self-esteem isn’t the only thing lost along with each tooth. Oral health and quality of life also significantly decline. There’s no need to live with the challenges of tooth loss. We can rebuild a beautiful, functional smile with dentures in Beaumont. While dentures may have a bad reputation, we use the latest materials and techniques to give you results that look and feel natural. We’ll create a smile anyone would be proud to show off.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Every tooth is crucial for a functional smile. Losing even one can negatively affect oral and overall health. Patients have even had to eliminate certain foods from their diet because they’re too difficult to chew. Dentures are a tried-and-proven solution to treat significant tooth loss.

Whether the teeth are severely deficient, or a few have been lost over the years, dentures might still be an option. Generally, all that’s required is good oral and general health, but the final determination will be made after consultation with your dentist in Beaumont. Based on the examination, additional procedures may be necessary before moving forward, such as tooth extractions or periodontal therapy.

Types of Dentures

There are more options than ever to replace missing teeth. After a full assessment of our patients’ needs and preferences, we’ll discuss various options including

Partial Dentures

A partial is used to fill the spaces of multiple missing teeth, whether consecutive or not. Custom-made prosthetics are attached to a gum-colored base that has a metal framework. It will clip or clasp onto the remaining teeth to stay in place. Custom prosthetics are carefully crafted to match the appearance of the natural teeth to blend in when patients smile.

Full Dentures

A full denture recreates an entire arch of teeth. We take an impression of your mouth to create a gum-colored base to support the porcelain or acrylic teeth. It will be made of comfortable, durable material for maximum fit and function as it rests on top of the gum tissue. Suction or an adhesive will be used to keep it in place, allowing patients to speak, chew, and smile confidently.

Implant Dentures

As an alternative to traditional dentures, implant dentures are the next best thing to natural teeth. Four to ten titanium posts anchor the denture to the jawbone, ending any worries about slipping or irritation.

Older woman with lovely smile

The Benefits of Dentures

Tooth loss causes more than just an unattractive smile, it may have life-changing consequences. Dentures have been used for generations because of their exceptional advantages. By investing in a complete smile, patients will enjoy

  • Higher self-esteem
  • Better oral health
  • A snug, comfortable fit
  • A variety of foods
  • Looking younger
  • Clear communication

Ready to love the smile in the mirror? It’s time to take the first step toward a confident future. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will I Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Teeth Pulled?
Most patients have to wait about six to eight weeks after getting their teeth pulled to receive dentures. Of course, the exact amount of time needed depends on your unique case and the type of denture in question. Even though two months sounds like a long time, it’s necessary to allow your gums a chance to heal properly. Immediate dentures can be placed on the same day as an extraction, but they’ll need to be switched out sooner than anticipated because the shape of your jawbone changes while you heal.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

When you first get dentures in Beaumont, you’ll be asked to keep them in your mouth for at least 24 hours, including sleep. However, it’s strongly recommended that you remove them every night before bed following that initial period. Wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums, leading to soft tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Removing oral appliances nightly, gives the gums a chance to recover, and get all the nutrients they need. Plus, sleeping with dentures is associated with poor oral hygiene and a higher risk of pneumonia.
Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?
If oral surgery is necessary prior to getting dentures, there will likely be some discomfort after the procedure. Luckily, it can be managed by taking over-the-counter pain medication, as needed, and using a cold compress. Once the new dentures are fitted, there may be some mild irritation while adjusting to the new appliance. The good news is it should disappear as the patient’s mouth adjusts to its new smile.

Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?

Initially, patients may have some trouble speaking with dentures because they’re so used to speaking with their natural teeth. Fortunately, any difficulties are temporary and should go away with adjustment to the oral appliances. Reading aloud, having more conversations with loved ones, and repeating difficult-to-pronounce words, can speed up the adjustment process. If extra stability is needed while you speak, using denture adhesive may be helpful.

Dentures Beaumont TX | (409) 860-9600