Come to our Houston Office for Dentures

A denture is a removable tooth replacement option for those who need all their teeth replaced. They can be crafted to provide the characteristics (tooth shape and color) the patient desires.

Do I need a full set or only partial dentures?

There are two types of dentures available to most dental patients. Depending on the condition of your teeth you may require complete or only partial dentures. Complete dentures are necessary when all teeth are missing. Partials are recommended when some natural teeth remain and are healthy enough to maintain in the mouth.

How are my dentures created?

Complete dentures can be made one of two ways. They may be manufactured in the conventional manner which will require that your teeth be removed first. Conventional dentures are then fitted and custom made for you. Conventional complete dentures will not be placed in the mouth for about eight weeks after your teeth have been removed and your gums have healed.

Complete dentures can also be fitted immediately, when they are manufactured prior to the removal of your teeth. Due to the natural healing process of your gums and jaw, immediately fitted dentures may require greater adjustment than conventionally manufactured dentures that are applied after the healing process is complete.

Will eating be uncomfortable after I am fitted for dentures?

Most patients that receive new dentures report that eating is different and takes a little practice to grow accustomed to. When your new dentures are placed in your mouth there may be some minor discomfort for several days, even weeks.

To get used to your new teeth and avoid hurting yourself it’s advised to begin with soft foods and foods cut into small pieces. Chewing slowly will also make eating more comfortable in the beginning.

As you get used to the feel of your new dentures eating will feel more natural and you will be able to return to a normal diet.

What are the alternatives to receiving dentures?

Dental implants, also offered by District Dental, may be used in some patients to support permanently cemented crowns and bridges and thereby eliminate the need for complete dentures. Partial dentures are of course also sometimes an alternative to receiving full dentures.

Call today to learn what option is best for your dental condition.