Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures will help you regain your confidence with your new beautiful smile!

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    When adults lose teeth, it is devastating. Unlike childhood, where losing a baby tooth is celebrated, tooth loss in adulthood is not cause for celebration. Moreover, the effects of tooth loss are profound. It makes eating and speaking very cumbersome and greatly affects a person’s self-confidence and mood. Many edentulous patients become socially isolated and depressed because tooth loss affects their ability to feel content with their appearance. Fortunately, our practice offers custom-made dentures as an option for restoring one’s smile and oral function.

    Custom Dentures

    Today’s dentures are lifelike and durable. By replacing the visible structure of teeth, a denture provides a biting surface for chewing food as well as a natural looking method for improving the appearance of a smile affected by tooth loss. It is essential that dentures are custom made so that they fit comfortably in the mouth and function as close to natural teeth as possible.

    The fabrication process for creating dentures is intricate. It begins with taking very precise molds of a patient’s mouth as well as pictures. This will allow our team to specify the unique measurements needed to create one’s new set of teeth. Once the specifications are determined, they are sent to a dental laboratory so that technicians can begin to create them. Dentures are made from high quality and lifelike materials such as porcelain and acrylics. The bases of dentures are tinted to match the color of periodontal tissue so that they blend seamlessly into the gums when worn.

    There are two types of dentures, full and partial. Full dentures replace a complete arch of teeth. Those who have suffered from total tooth loss will require two full dentures to replace teeth missing in the upper and lower jaws. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are made to replace missing teeth in between or adjacent to biological teeth. Unlike full dentures, partials will clasp to the backs of teeth to stay in place.

    Implant Supported Dentures

    Another alternative for edentulous patients are dentures supported by dental implants. Traditional dentures lay on top of the gums where the curved shape of the jawbone supports them. Sometimes, patients might resort to using sticky adhesives to keep them in place – especially as the jaw begins to atrophy since the roots of teeth no longer stimulate it. Implants are titanium components that are embedded into the jawbone. They feature abutments that protrude slightly through the gums where dentures will be attached. A series of dental implants will be embedded throughout the jaw so that the weight and pressure exerted upon dentures is evenly distributed. By anchoring dentures to implants, oral function is increased because the possibility of denture movement is eliminated.

    VIDEO: Removable partial dentures

    For questions about your tooth replacement options, we invite you to schedule a consultation. Our team will develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and lifestyle.

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    “It took me several years to find the right clinic in the Metroplex, and now, as long as l remain in this area, l plan to stay with the wonderful doctors and staff.”

    ellen-t   ELLEN T., Plano TX
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    “As usual I received top notch care during my dental visit today. We’ve used Allen Dental Center since my kids were little and they’re grown now. I’m always confident I’m getting the best care available.”

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    “Most people avoid going to a dentist. I did for years, now I am delighted to say that I look forward to my visits to Allen Dental Center. They are very knowledgeable, caring and gentle. You can’t find a better dental firm.”

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    Common Questions

    Dentures are a relatively affordable tooth replacement solution. However, they can fluctuate in cost depending on whether one has insurance and the type of coverage his or her carrier provides. Patients who require tooth extractions prior to receiving dentures will incur higher costs. For questions regarding the cost of treatment, we recommend speaking with our financial coordinator after the initial consultation. This will allow our team to provide close estimates of treatment and determine how much of the cost dental insurance will cover.
    Dentures are either full or partial. A full denture is used to replace an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw while a partial only replaces missing teeth. Full dentures rest on top of the gums where the curve and shape of the jaw can support them. Partial dentures fit in between empty sockets and biological teeth. They feature clasps that attach to the back of teeth so that they stay in place.
    Dentures will often need to be replaced with time. Replacing dentures depends on the rate that jawbone deteriorates or if one has broken their prosthetic teeth. As bone deteriorates, dentures will begin to fit loosely. The atrophying of bone commonly affects patients who have suffered from tooth loss. The deterioration of bone occurs because bone mass is left unstimulated when the roots of teeth are gone. If dentures require replacement or repair, contact our office to speak with our staff.
    Since dentures can become ill fitting over time, dental implants can be used to stabilize prosthetic teeth to keep them from moving. Dental implants act like the roots of teeth and keep bone stimulated. Made from titanium, dental implants are biocompatible with the body’s tissues. Once implants are embedded, bone mass will generate new tissue to stabilize them. This process is what allows implants to secure and hold dentures in place. Patients who have previously worn dentures or those who need dentures should speak with our dental team about their tooth replacement options and whether implant supported dentures are right for them.

    Office Location

    300 West Boyd Dr.
    Allen, TX 75013

    (972) 727-3941

    Meet the Doctors

    Jeffrey N. Williams, DDS

    Dr. Jeff’s eye for beauty and attention to detail allows him to create fabulous smiles for his patients.

    Steve M. Williams, DDS

    Dr. Steve creates healthy, attractive smiles and enjoys seeing the dramatic results of modern cosmetic dentistry.

    Brad D. Wyatt, DMD

    Dr. Brad is an excellent clinician and genuine people person, who is energetic, kind and gentle.