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Why Choose Shwarts Family Dentistry For Dentures?

  • Treatment Plans Are Tailored To Meet Each Patient's Unique Needs
  • Multiple Payment Options To Make Your Smile Restoration Affordable
  • Personalized Care From an Experienced, Compassionate Team

Who Is a Good Candidate For Dentures?

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Anyone who has lost several teeth or all of their teeth can benefit from dentures. With that said, each patient has a unique medical and dental history, which we'll closely evaluate before making a recommendation. In addition to assessing your gums and jaws, Dr. Shwarts will also look at your age, budget, oral hygiene habits, and lifestyle choices such as smoking. His goal is always to make sure your treatment successfully serve your needs over the long-term.

Different Types of Dentures

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Full Dentures

Full dentures replace all the teeth in the upper or lower arch. They're made with a gum-colored acrylic base that has prosthetic teeth set into it. Traditional full dentures are removable and stay in place through natural suction and denture adhesive. To keep them comfortable, they should be removed and cleaned each day with special products designed for denture care. With daily maintenance on your part and periodic adjustments from Dr. Shwarts, you can expect your dentures to last 5-10 years before needing a new set.

Partial Dentures

If you have several healthy remaining teeth in either the upper or lower arch, a partial denture may suit your needs perfectly. This is especially true if you're looking for a low-cost or temporary alternative to a bridge or implants. This appliance is made with a plastic base or metal framework that includes prosthetic teeth to "fill in the gaps" where needed. A partial fits around your remaining teeth with clasps and should be removed and cleaned each day.

Implant-Retained Dentures

While traditional full and partial dentures are certainly a great option, dental implants can make them even better. Typically, just 2-8 implants are needed per arch and will give you multiple advantages over traditional appliances. First, implant-retained dentures stay more securely in place, giving you unmatched strength and stability while also feeling more natural. In addition, your implant denture will continue fitting well for significantly longer, without the need for as many adjustments. You won't have to worry about embarrassing “slips” during conversations the way you might with a traditional denture. Finally, implants preserve your jawbone and help you maintain a more youthful facial structure over time.

What Are the Benefits of Dentures?

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If you're missing teeth in Richardson, here are just some of the benefits you can expect from dentures:

  • Dentures will greatly improve your self-confidence after tooth loss.
  • Traditional dentures cost less upfront than other options, although they do require ongoing adjustments and can cost more in the long run.
  • With the latest materials and techniques, modern dentures fit better than ever.
  • Traditional dentures don’t require surgery.
  • Dentures are fully customizable and can replace any number of missing teeth.

Over 35 million Americans have successfully used dentures to restore their smiles. If you'd like to learn more about how they can improve your dental health, give us a call today!