Full and Partial Denture Appliances

Fix Your Smile and Replace Missing Teeth

Are you looking to restore your smile and replace missing teeth? Dentures from Epic Smiles can be the answer to your dental needs. Discover how our dental team, led by Dr. Javid Pour-Ghasemi, can restore oral health and beauty with custom denture appliances. We employ only the most skilled dentists in Aliana and Conroe, TX, to get you the best results. 

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances designed to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance and functionality of your smile. They are custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth, providing replacement teeth with a natural look and allowing you to eat, speak, and smile. We offer two types of dentures to replace teeth.

Types of Dentures

Full Dentures

Full dentures are used when all of your natural teeth are missing. They consist of a complete set of upper and lower teeth and are held in place with suction or denture adhesive. Complete dentures sit comfortably on your jawbone for a natural look and feel. 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are ideal when you have some natural teeth remaining. They fill gaps created by missing teeth and are attached to your existing teeth with clasps or precision attachments. A removable partial denture is comfortable to wear with your existing teeth.

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures offer numerous advantages for those with missing teeth:

  • Restored Smile: Dentures enhance your facial appearance and self-esteem by filling in gaps and providing a complete smile.
  • Improved Speech: Missing teeth can affect speech. Dentures help you articulate words more clearly.
  • Better Chewing: Enjoy your favorite foods again with the improved chewing ability dentures provide.
  • Oral Health: Dentures prevent the shifting of remaining teeth, maintaining the alignment of your natural teeth.

Candidacy for Dentures

Wondering if dentures are the right choice for you? Here are some factors that determine candidacy:

  • Missing Teeth: If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dentures.
  • Overall Health: Good health is essential for successful denture placement.
  • Oral Health: The condition of your gums and remaining teeth is crucial for denture fitting.
  • Commitment: Proper denture care and maintenance are vital for long-term success.

How Do Dentures Work?

Custom Design

The full denture-creation process begins with a detailed assessment of your mouth. Impressions and measurements are taken to ensure a precise fit. These measurements guide the creation of your custom dentures.

Materials and Construction

Dentures are typically made from acrylic, porcelain, or a combination of materials. The teeth resemble natural teeth, and the base matches the color of gum tissue on your gums.

Secure Fit

Traditional dentures rely on suction to stay in place, while partial dentures are anchored to your existing teeth with clasps or precision attachments. You may need denture adhesives for a more secure fit when you wear new dentures.

Natural Appearance

Modern dentures are designed to closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth. They’re carefully positioned to provide a harmonious smile.

Improved Functionality

Traditional dentures restore your ability to chew and speak effectively. While an adjustment period may be needed, most individuals adapt quickly to their new permanent dentures again.

Caring for Dentures

Proper care ensures the longevity and performance of your dentures. Here’s how to keep them in top condition:

  • Daily Cleaning: Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristle brush and mild soap or denture cleaner. Avoid abrasive materials that can scratch them.
  • Handle with Care: When cleaning or handling your dentures, do so over a soft surface or a water-filled sink to prevent damage if they fall.
  • Regular Check-Ups: Visit your dentist for regular check-ups. They can make adjustments as needed and ensure your dentures continue to fit comfortably.
  • Soak Overnight: To prevent your dentures from drying out and losing shape, soak them in water or a denture cleaning solution overnight.
  • Avoid Hot Water: Hot water can cause dentures to warp. Always use lukewarm water for cleaning and soaking.
  • Denture Adhesive: If needed, use a denture adhesive to enhance stability, but follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Financing Dentures

Third-Party Financing

We understand that investing in your dental health with dentures is a significant decision. That’s why we provide flexible payment plans, including no- and low-interest options for those who qualify. Many of our patients leverage these third-party financing options to make their dream of a restored smile with artificial teeth a reality.

Dental Insurance Assistance

Dental insurance can be a valuable asset when it comes to covering the cost of your dentures. Epic Smiles accepts a wide range of insurance carriers, and we are committed to simplifying the process for our patients. Our team will efficiently file applicable claims with most insurance companies on your behalf, ensuring you get the maximum benefits available.

Out-of-Pocket Payments

For services related to your dentures that may not be fully covered by insurance, we offer flexibility in payment methods. You can choose from various options, including cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and money orders. We prioritize transparency and aim to provide information about how your insurance plan affects the overall cost of your denture treatment and any in-office co-pays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do dentures hurt?

Initially, you may experience some discomfort or soreness as you adjust to wearing dentures. Most individuals adapt to their dentures, and any persistent pain should be addressed with your dentist.

Do dentures look like natural teeth?

Yes, modern dentures are meticulously designed to closely resemble natural teeth. When properly fitted, they provide a natural appearance, ensuring your smile looks as lifelike as possible.

Can I sleep with my dentures in?

While it’s possible to sleep with dentures, it’s best to remove them at night to give your gums a chance to rest. This practice can also help maintain the longevity and comfort of your dentures.

Can I remove all my teeth and get dentures?

Yes, it’s possible to get all your remaining natural teeth removed and replace them with complete dentures. This decision should be made in consultation with your dentist, who’ll assess your oral health and discuss the best treatment plan for your needs.

Restore Your Health with Affordable Dentures

Dentures offer a practical solution for replacing missing teeth and enhancing your quality of life. Whether you opt for full or partial dentures, the benefits of a complete smile and improved oral function are within reach. 

If you’re considering dentures for missing teeth, call our Aliana, TX, location at (281) 903-5635 or our Conroe, TX, location at (936) 539-9400 to schedule a consultation. Thanks to our two convenient locations, we welcome patients from Richmond, Houston, and Willis.