Smile Confidently With Dentures
Do you suffer from missing teeth? Are you unable to enjoy the benefits of a complete smile? Dentures are a fantastic treatment option that empowers patients with severe tooth loss to smile confidently again. Visit Precision Dentistry & Implants to start enjoying your favorite foods and living life without worrying about missing teeth.
Dr. Huff and our expert staff offer several types of denture treatment solutions, ranging from traditional to implant-supported dentures. Learn more about which one will work best for you.
The Dentures of Today
Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace teeth that have been lost. These custom-crafted appliances are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of your mouth and are easily removable. While many patients imagine dentures being clunky and ill-fitting, modern technological developments have made them a reliable and comfortable restoration option.
Traditional dentures are removable, however, there are many types that rely on dental implants for a more secure fit. At Precision Dentistry & Implants, our dentures are custom-made to fit your natural teeth perfectly and are far more comfortable to wear than more traditional treatment options.
When you visit our Kerrville office for your consultation, Dr. Huff will first take a series of impressions of your mouth and jaw to ensure that your dentures fit precisely. Next, we fabricate a model for you to try on, adjusting the shape, fit, and aesthetic as needed. Once the process has been completed, you’re ready to show off your beautiful new smile to your friends.
Dr. Huff also provides patients with implant-supported, or “snap-on” dentures. These are secured using strategically placed dental implants, functioning like the roots of your teeth and preventing your dentures from moving or shifting during use. Similar to traditional dentures, these appliances are easily removable for cleaning and maintenance.
Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures strengthen your jaw and prevent bone deterioration. The posts of the implants will provide stimulation to the jawbone to promote healthy bone cell regeneration.
Implant-supported dentures are a great option for patients who don’t want to deal with dentures that can shift or come loose. If you think this treatment could be right for you, we’d love to schedule a free consultation at our Kerrville dental office to answer any questions you may have about dentures or dental implants. You can reach our expert staff by calling (830) 896-8343.
Are You A Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are the perfect solution for patients with missing teeth, either due to an injury or poor oral health care. To determine if you are a candidate for dentures, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Huff. He’ll conduct an examination of your mouth and jaw, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with treatment options that suit your unique case.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Huff will start by taking impressions and X-rays of your mouth to create a temporary denture. He’ll then examine your oral health to ensure you have sufficient bone density. At your first appointment, custom-made dental implants will be affixed to the jawbone, with the healing process taking about three to six months.
During your second appointment, Dr. Huff will place a dental crown on top of each implant, which should be worn for 10 to 14 days to promote healing. These healing caps are replaced with abutments, where you’ll try on your new teeth. If it’s a good fit, your teeth will be permanently secured. You’ll schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure there are no issues with your dentures.
The cost of denture treatment varies depending on your unique case. The best way to determine an accurate estimate is by scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Huff, where he can examine your oral health and create a plan based on your needs. Our office also offers flexible financing options so you won’t be left in a pinch.
It’s unlikely you’ll experience any complications with your dentures as long as you maintain a good oral hygiene regimen, which includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling bi-annual checkups with Dr. Huff.
Potential complications can include:
Difficulty speaking or eating
Dentures moving around in your mouth
Gums and mouth become irritated or infected
Clicking while chewing
In addition to these issues, long-term problems can include inflammation, infection, ulcers, and oral cancer. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to call our office immediately at (830) 896-8343 to receive care and help you on your way to a healthy smile.
Most insurance policies will cover a portion of traditional dentures expenses, however, implant-supported dentures usually aren’t covered. If you have any questions regarding your policy, it’s best to call our office at (830) 896-8343 so that one of our team members can explain your coverage. We also offer flexible financing options so that you don’t need to put your dental health on hold.