Dripping Springs, TX
At Austin Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we understand the importance of having a complete set of aesthetic and functional teeth. We are proud to offer dentures, a convenient, affordable, and time-tested solution to replace missing teeth and enhance your quality of life. Visit our Dripping Springs office to restore your beautiful, confident smile!
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
Here’s a look at some of the state-of-the-art denture options we offer:
Partial Dentures: Partials replace missing teeth when some natural teeth remain. They offer a removable alternative to fixed bridges.
- Cast Metal Partials come with ultra-thin metal bases that support acrylic replacement teeth. They attach to existing teeth with metal clasps or precision attachments. The advantage of cast metal partials is that the material is stronger than plastic, so we can make your restoration much thinner, smaller, and better fitting.
- Flex Partials - are made of a soft, more flexible resin than traditional partials. They connect to existing teeth with non-metal clasps. These aesthetic restorations are lightweight, comfortable, more resistant to staining, and less likely to break because they are not rigid.
Full Dentures: Full or complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Before fitting you with your aesthetic restorations, we may need to remove any remaining teeth. Healing typically takes a few months, during which the jaw will change in shape.
- Conventional Dentures are prepared and positioned after healing. That helps ensure the best fit, comfort, and function. Patients typically need to wait eight to twelve weeks to receive their restorations.
- Immediate Dentures are created ahead of time and positioned right after removing any remaining teeth. They typically require more adjustments than their conventional counterparts to accommodate the changes that occur during healing. Their most significant advantage is that you won't have to go without teeth a single day!
What are the Benefits of Dentures?
Denture technology has come a long way, with today's restorations providing better comfort, function, and aesthetics than ever before! If you’re missing some of your teeth, partials will help prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting and tilting out of alignment. Otherwise, you’re at risk of developing crooked teeth, a crowded mouth, or problems with the bites. Moreover, the imbalance created by missing teeth increases the risk of periodontal (gum) disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems.
Maintaining a complete set of teeth will improve your oral health and enhance your quality of life. You’ll find it easier to pronounce your words and will be able to enjoy your favorite foods without pain or worry. Best of all, your tooth replacements will support your facial contours and restore your youthful, natural-looking smile.
How Should You Care for Dentures?
Rinse your dentures well after every meal, and make sure you clean them daily using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Avoid placing them in hot water because that can cause them to warp. When not in use, store your restorations in a mild denture cleanser and rinse them before wearing them once again.
You won't need to use denture adhesives for well-fitting dentures. If you have any sore spots or if your restorations are loose, contact our office for an appointment. We will make any adjustments needed for your comfort. Make sure never to attempt any repairs at home to avoid damaging your dentures.
Dentures Near Me
Visit Austin Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry to learn more about restoring your missing teeth with our aesthetic dentures. Dr. Madeleine and her team are committed to delivering beautiful, functional smiles utilizing the latest technology and techniques. Contact our Dripping Springs office to schedule your appointment today!