Dentures – Texarkana, TX

Regain a Complete, Confident Smile

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Throughout your life, you had never expected to live with the complications caused by missing teeth. Unfortunately, now you can no longer enjoy your favorite foods, speak clearly, or smile with confidence because you suffer from tooth loss. To fill the empty spaces, our dentists in Texarkana have the solutions you need. With dentures or partials, you can regain a complete, confident smile. Although they have a bad reputation for looking fake in the past, rest assured that we use the highest quality materials to create a smile that looks natural. To see if dentures are right for you, give us a call today to schedule your consultation.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Dentures are an excellent choice for people dealing with moderate to severe tooth loss. What’s more, practically any healthy adult can be considered a good candidate for them! However, you’ll still need to come visit us for a consultation to make sure dentures are a good choice for you. After we’ve gone over your tooth replacement goals and options, we’ll check the health of your mouth. It’s important that issues like tooth decay and gum disease are taken care of before we fit you for dentures. After all, we want your new smile to feel as good as it looks!

Types of Dentures

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Every tooth in your mouth has an important role to promote your oral health and functions. When even one is missing, it significantly impacts your daily life as well as your dental health. If you do not replace them, the complications will continue, which can eventually lead to additional tooth loss.

To rehabilitate your smile and your quality of life, we can fill the empty spaces with a variety of types of dentures in Texarkana. Depending on your unique needs and preferences, we may recommend one of the following:

Partial Dentures

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If you have several missing teeth, partials may be the solution for you. It involves a removable oral appliance that features a gum-colored plate that is designed to mimic your gums. The base holds your new prosthetic teeth, which is attached to a metal framework or attachments. This allows it to connect it to your remaining natural teeth to hold it in place.

Although it may feel a bit awkward at first, in no time at all you will be able to speak and chew with ease. With the right aftercare, your new smile will last for about 5 years before needing to be replaced. To promote its longevity, it is best to take the time to clean it each day while also visiting your dentist regularly for adjustments.

Full Dentures

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Complete tooth loss on the top or bottom arch can be treated with a full denture. Now, several advancements have been made to allow them to look and feel more natural than ever before. An acrylic gum-colored base is made from impressions of your mouth. Custom-made prosthetic teeth are attached to it. To hold the denture in place, an adhesive or suction is used.

A denture provides an affordable and convenient solution to treat your tooth loss. To ensure that your new smile lasts, it is best to take the time to clean and soak it each day. To promote the ideal fit, visit your dentist regularly for adjustments.

Implant Dentures

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If you would like a more permanent solution for your dentures, an implant denture may be for you. Instead of relying on your remaining teeth or suction with your gums to stay in place, this type of denture is anchored into your mouth with four or more dental implants. Dental implants are placed in the jawbone to recreate the roots of missing teeth, giving the dentures they support unmatched comfort, functionality, and longevity. We’ll discuss your candidacy for implant dentures during your consultation.

The Benefits of Dentures

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There are plenty of reasons why dentures have remained as one of the most popular tooth loss solutions available, including:

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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Don’t let the cost of dentures in Texarkana prevent you from replacing your missing teeth. They are more affordable than many people realize. There’s not a set fee for dentures because every smile is unique. We create comfortable, high-quality prosthetics to accommodate everyone’s financial situation. We’ll provide you with a personalized estimate and discuss your payment options to enjoy a complete smile again without breaking the bank.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Your denture is custom-made to fit your mouth like a glove. This ensures optimal comfort and performance while natural-looking materials create a realistic appearance. Since your new smile is customized to meet your exact needs, various factors affect the amount you’ll pay. After performing an initial consultation, your denture dentist in Texarkana will create a personalized treatment plan. While every case differs, most patients can expect to pay for:

  • Preparatory Procedures: It’s common to need pre-work before getting your dentures, like periodontal therapy or tooth extractions.
  • Types of Dentures: The number of teeth you’re replacing, and the materials used affect the amount you’ll pay.
  • Materials: There are discounted materials, but they can cost more in the long run because they aren’t durable.

We will explain all your options and the fees associated with your plan during your consultation. You’ll know exactly what you’ll be required to pay to have the peace of mind you need to invest in dentures in Texarkana.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures are more expensive than traditional prosthetics, but for good reason. Unlike regular dentures, dental implants can last for decades with the proper care, like committing to your oral hygiene. You’ll save money long-term because you’ll never need to pay to have them replaced. Implant dentures also replicate both the roots and crowns to preserve your jawbone to prevent common problems associated with tooth loss. You’ll reduce your overall oral health expenses to save even more money down the road while enjoying a nearly perfect replica of your real smile.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Every dental insurance policy differs, but many plans can be used to offset the cost of dentures. Although it’s not likely they will cover the entire amount, they can lower your out-of-pocket balance for certain steps in your procedure. After paying your annual deductible, your insurance can pay up to 80% of the cost until reaching your yearly limit. We’ll help you maximize your coverage to replace your missing teeth without draining your wallet.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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In addition to dental insurance, we offer many solutions to keep dentures affordable for everyone, including:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept cash, checks, and credit cards for convenient payments.
  • Third-Party Financing: You can pay for your dentures using low monthly installments based on your credit approval.

If you’re ready to have a beautiful smile, or you have questions about paying for dentures, contact our office today to speak with a member of our team.

Denture FAQs

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Tooth loss is an issue that affects approximately 178 million Americans, but this doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with gaps in your smile. Dentures are a lifechanging option for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth, but you may still have some questions. Here are the answers to the most common questions we receive about dentures. If you don’t see the information, you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Just give us a call and we’d be happy to help:

Should I Have all My Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?

Repairing a damaged tooth whenever possible is always a preferable option than replacing it. Tooth extractions of any kind will only ever be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary, like when a tooth is too damaged to save thanks to extensive decay, a severe infection, or trauma to the mouth. If all the teeth in an arch are decayed or infected, replacing them may be most cost effective in the long run, but we will always explore all of your options before considering this.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

Dentists generally recommend that you take your dentures out before going to sleep. When you first get your dentures, you’ll typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including nighttime, but after this, you should be taking them out each night. Wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums, leading to soft tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Taking dentures out gives the gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need during the night. The dark, moist space beneath the dentures is the perfect place for bacteria to thrive, so sleeping with dentures has been associated with a higher risk of pneumonia. Generally, it is a good idea to take them out.

Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?

If you need to have teeth extracted before you get dentures, you’re likely to experience some discomfort after the oral surgery. Take your prescribed pain medication as directed and this should improve 3 to 5 days after the procedure. When you first get your new dentures, you may experience some minor irritation as your mouth adjusts. The amount of time this takes varies from person to person. If you are switching to a new pair of dentures, the process may take longer than before. If your pain persists, give us a call. This way, we can check for underlying issues that need to be addressed.

Will Dentures Change the Shape of My Face?

When you lose teeth, your facial muscles will sag over time, giving your face a sunken appearance. Getting dentures will help to provide support to the facial muscles that have collapsed and improve your appearance. If you realize that your dentures aren’t quite fitting right, come see us to have them refitted or replaced. Ill-fitting dentures may not be providing your facial muscles with the proper support.

Complete Your Smile Today

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If you are ready to stop living with the challenges of missing teeth, Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry has the solutions you need. We will perform a comprehensive consultation to create a customized treatment plan to restore your smile with dentures or partials.

To start your journey to an improved quality of life, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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