Dentures

Teeth can be lost to gum disease, decay or injury. Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and benefit your appearance and your health. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even help fill out the appearance of your face and profile as well as improve the look of your smile.

Ball Attachment Dentures

Your oral health is dependent on the health and status of your teeth. Missing teeth create a domino effect of shifting your jaw alignment, creating problems with your speech, shrinkage of your bone and gums and the inability to eat foods that you once enjoyed. Tennyson Lake Dental can replace your teeth using implant retained dentures.

There are two types of implant-supported dentures: bar-retained and ball-retained. In both cases, the denture will be made of an acrylic base that will look like gums. Porcelain or acrylic teeth that look like natural teeth are attached to the base. 

The simplest option for implant retained dentures when all of the lower teeth are missing is the ball attachment denture. This system is the placement of two dental implants in your lower jaw that allow you to snap the denture into place. This option is considerably more comfortable than loose dentures and provides good stability. The stability and functionality of the ball attachment denture give patients approximately 60% of what they had with their natural teeth, opposed to 10% of the functionality of loose dentures. 

Benefits of Ball Attachment Dentures:

  • Higher initial retention compared to other systems
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy to clean
  • Replacement components are identical, therefore they are easy to replace in case of failure

Call Tennyson Lake Dental at 972-378-3601 for a consultation about ball attachment dentures for missing lower teeth.

Implant Retained Dentures

When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health. You may find it difficult to speak clearly or chew your favorite foods. You may be embarrassed and try to hide your smile from others. You may also experience shifting among your remaining teeth, causing additional discomfort in your mouth and jaw. Implant retained dentures offer a solution that provides comfort and relief. They can replace both upper and lower teeth, giving you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures. 

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Screw-Retained Dentures

When you have lost your natural teeth, a variety of complications can arise that impact your physical and emotional health – beyond just your smile. Dentures are an important part of restoring your smile’s appearance, but they can pose challenges for some. Implant retained dentures offer you a secure, natural-looking option that is not only more comfortable but also more convenient than traditional dentures.

Screw-retained dentures are among the most permanent teeth-replacement options for those needing a full set of lower dentures. Screw-retained dentures are also called fixed dentures, permanent dentures or All-on-4. This type of implant-supported denture uses four or more implants in your lower jaw. The complete set of dentures is affixed to these anchors with screws, meaning they are exceptionally secure – they also do not need to be removed for daily cleaning. Instead, you will be able to clean around and under the teeth and along your gums. This cleaning is more challenging for some, but this option provides a more permanent solution for patients with extensive tooth loss.

At Tennyson Lake Dental, we have many options to replace missing teeth. Call us at 972-378-3601 to schedule a consultation.

Traditional vs Premium Dentures

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Traditional dentures are an economical way to replace missing teeth. They are made of a gum tissue-colored acrylic base that fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (roof of your mouth), and the lower denture is horseshoe shaped to accommodate the tongue. Traditional dentures generally require several appointments for molds, extractions, fittings, and adjustments, but cost less than premium dentures.

Premium Dentures, also called Comfort Plus Dentures, are made from high-quality materials that fit well to the shape and size of the wearer’s mouth and can also be adjusted to reflect the natural color of the oral cavity. They are customized according to both the mouth and other defining elements of the face such as the cheekbones and jawline.  Premium dentures are impact-resistant and stain-resistant. The material they're made from is strong and designed to mimic the gradual wear of natural tooth enamel, for less wear and longer tooth life.

New teeth are always nice because they brighten your face with a youthful smile! We design and develop your denture in-house, unlike most other dentists. I love making dentures for patients. I will design your smile based on appearance and speech and I do this while you are sitting in the chair. This is the absolute best way to design a denture. You will also be allowed to “test drive” your denture before the final denture is fabricated. What does this mean? You will have a “training denture” that you can wear for at least several weeks. We will work on the fit and handle any sore spots that might develop during this time. When you are satisfied with the training denture we will use it as a blueprint for the final denture. This takes all the guesswork out of your final denture's look and fit. This process may take time, but it is the ultimate way to make dentures.

If you're considering dentures, call Tennyson Lake Dental in Plano, Texas at 972-378-3601 for a consultation. We're here to help!