Dentures and
Implant Supported

Dentures have been used to treat tooth loss for centuries. Fortunately, today’s dentures are made by advanced techniques and lifelike materials. Wearing dentures after tooth loss is important for maintaining a youthful appearance, increasing one’s oral function, and enjoying the appearance of a complete smile. Brown Family Dentistry is a patient-centered, full-service dental practice that approaches treatment for tooth loss with compassion. Our guests are treated with respect and dignity.

The Difficulties of Tooth Loss

If you’ve lost a substantial amount of teeth, you can likely attest to the difficulties life without teeth presents on a daily basis. Eating food without teeth is difficult and unfortunately, many people develop issues with depression, social isolation, and diminished self-esteem as a result of untreated tooth loss. These are just a few reasons why replacing lost teeth is important. The sooner you explore your tooth replacement options, the sooner you can start life with a new smile.

Custom Dentures

Our dentures are custom made utilizing the latest advancements in technology and prosthetic craftsmanship. The first step in making a great denture is developing the measurements necessary to ensure that a person’s replacement teeth accommodate his or her unique oral anatomy. For dentures to look and fit their best, they must hug the curve of the jawbone perfectly. The curve of the jaw is what helps keep dentures in place.

We use off-site dental laboratories to create beautiful replacement teeth. Dental technicians are trained to build dentures from very exact and precise measurements. Using fine materials like porcelain to replicate tooth structure and pink-tinted acrylic bases that blend prosthetics beautifully into the gum line, today’s dentures produce very natural looking replacement teeth.

Dental Implant Supported Dentures

dr-kent-brown-dentist-fort-worth-texas-implant-supported-denturesWith increased accessibility to implant dentistry services, many people are choosing to increase the stabilization of their dentures by anchoring them to dental implants. Dental implants increase oral function and help keep bone active and healthy. Bone loss commonly accompanies tooth loss because biological roots of teeth are no longer present to keep bone stimulated.

Essentially, multiple dental implants can be embedded throughout the jawbone to support a full arch of prosthetic teeth. By placing implants throughout the jaw, they distribute the weight and force put upon dentures during oral function evenly.

Patients who are new to wearing dentures, as well as those who have worn prosthetic teeth for some time, might benefit from implant-supported dentures. The only way to determine if this tooth replacement method works for you is to schedule a consultation where our team can evaluate your oral health by performing a physical examination and discussing your oral health history.

Call us today to reserve a tooth loss consultation at Brown Family Dentistry.

Common Denture Questions

How much do dentures cost?

There are different types of dentures and methods for stabilizing them with dental implants. These factors can all contribute to treatment costs. Moreover, patients receiving dentures might need preliminary treatments such as tooth extractions. Although the cost of dentures fluctuates from person to person, dentures are considered an affordable tooth replacement option.

Some dental insurance carriers do offer coverage and/or discounts for dentures. If you have questions about the coverage provided by your dental insurer, call your insurance company’s customer service number. For those seeking estimates for the cost of treatment, we recommend that you schedule a tooth replacement consultation with our dentist. A consultation will help our team determine the best type of denture for your needs. Once our dentist makes treatment recommendations tailored to your unique circumstances, our staff can provide rough projections of costs.

What is a partial denture?

A partial denture is a prosthetic that is custom made to address tooth loss in specific areas. This means that a partial denture only replaces teeth missing in an arch. Full dentures replace all the teeth in an arch. A partial denture differs from a full denture in the way that it is secured in place. A full denture relies on the curved shape of the jawbone to stay in place while partial dentures feature latching mechanisms that clasp to the backs of biological teeth.

What are permanent dentures?

Permanent dentures are prosthetics that are retained by dental implants. This means that dentures are not removed for cleaning. Dental implants substantially increase the stability of dentures – so much so that denture movement will not occur. Patients with permanent, dental implant-supported dentures enjoy improved oral function, a natural appearance, and an increased lifespan with their new teeth.

Are dentures covered by insurance?

Some dental insurance carriers provide coverage for dentures. If a person has not exceeded their yearly coverage caps, he or she may be able to apply this coverage toward the cost of dentures. When it comes to questions about your dental insurance benefits, it is best to review your explanation of benefits package or speak with a customer service representative.