Dentures

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Dentures

Teeth can be lost to gum disease, decay or injury. Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and benefit your appearance and your health. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Your expertly crafted dentures will improve the look of your smile.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are an economical way to replace missing teeth. They are made of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (roof of your mouth), and the lower denture is horseshoe shaped to accommodate the tongue. Traditional dentures generally require several appointments for molds, extractions, fittings and adjustments but cost less than premium dentures.

Premium Dentures

Premium dentures are made from high-quality materials that fit well to the shape and size of the wearer’s mouth and can also be adjusted to reflect the natural color of the oral cavity. They are customized according to the wearer's mouth, cheekbones, jawline and other defining elements of the face. Premium dentures are impact-resistant and stain-resistant. The material they're made from is strong and while it looks like natural tooth enamel, your dentures will experience less wear and last much longer.

If you're considering dentures, call Midtown Dental Associates at 512-472-2246 for a consultation. We're here to help!

Ball Attachment Dentures

Your oral health is dependent on the health and status of your teeth. Missing teeth create a domino effect of shifting your jaw alignment, creating problems with your speech, atrophy occurring with your bone, and gum tissue and the inability to eat foods that you once enjoyed. Midtown Dental Associates can replace your teeth using implant retained dentures. There are multiple types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. In both cases, the denture will be made of an acrylic base that will look like gums. Porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth are attached to the base.

The simplest option for implant retained dentures when all of the lower teeth are missing is the ball attachment denture. The dentist places two implants in your lower jaw that allow you to snap the denture into place on the implants. This option provides much more stability and is considerably more comfortable than loose dentures. The stability and functionality of the ball attachment denture give patients approximately 60% of what they had with their natural teeth, opposed to 10% of the functionality of loose dentures.

Benefits of Ball Attachment (Implant Retained) Dentures

  • Cost effective
  • Easy to clean
  • Replacement components identical so easy to replace in case of failure

Call Midtown Dental Associates at 512-472-2246 for a consultation about ball attachment dentures for missing lower teeth.

Implant Retained Dentures

When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health. You may find it difficult to speak clearly or chew your favorite foods. You may be embarrassed and try to hide your smile from others. You may also experience shifting among your remaining teeth, causing additional discomfort in your mouth and jaw. 

Implant retained dentures offer a solution that provides comfort and relief. They can replace both upper and lower teeth, giving you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures. 

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Mini Implants

Mini dental implants are an alternative to conventional implants. As implied by the name, they are about half the width of regular implants. Mini implants are often suggested for patients whose bone width is not dense enough to support regular implants. These mini-implants can be used to stabilize dentures or a restoration for a small tooth, front tooth or teeth located in a narrow space.

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Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a removable, yet natural-looking dental appliance that helps restore the form and function of your jaw by replacing one or more missing teeth. When you are missing one or more teeth, the bite pressures shift in your mouth. Other teeth may begin to move to compensate for the “gap” in your bite, and you may experience shrinking of both the soft tissues and the supporting bone near your missing teeth. This can alter your physical appearance and lead to subsequent problems with your other teeth. A partial denture keeps the underlying structures of your mouth – your gums, jawbone, facial muscles, etc. – active and engaged. It helps prevent further shifting of the other teeth in your mouth while giving you the confidence of having a beautiful, complete smile.

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