If you have lost all or several of your natural teeth, dentures can be a great way to restore your smile. Dentures are removable replacements for one’s adult, natural teeth custom-made to fit your mouth. They are typically made of acrylic or porcelain and can be supported by the gums or implants. Dentures will give you back your ability to eat and speak properly and improve your smile’s appearance. If you are considering dentures, Dr. Monti Harpalani and his team in Houston, Texas, can recommend which type is best. Below are a few considerations for you to keep in mind.
Dr. Monti Harpalani finds that the type of denture chosen will depend on how many teeth you have lost and where they are located in your mouth. For example, a denture to replace a single tooth is best achieved with a partial denture. There are two primary types of dentures that patients choose from: complete and partial. Complete dentures are utilized when a patient is missing all teeth, while partial dentures use existing natural teeth for support. If you have lost all of your original adult teeth, you may be a candidate for implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures use implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone as support. This type of denture is more stable and can provide a more natural feel than traditional dentures.
The out-of-pocket costs of dentures will vary depending on several factors. This includes the type of denture chosen, any preparatory services needed before placing dentures (such as extractions of remaining teeth or gum grafting), and whether or not you have dental insurance that provides coverage for the denture you desire. Additionally, our team can help you finance any remaining costs to ensure these restorations are affordable.
If you reside in the Houston, Texas area and want to speak to our team about dentures, call 281-809-4902 to request a visit at Vivid Dental with Dr. Monti Harpalani. He also offers alternative options for replacement, including dental bridges, readily available at his office.