Losing your teeth creates not just physical difficulty, but emotional difficulty. Houston dentist Dr. Bimal Mehta understands and sympathizes with these concerns and offers a range of treatment options for replacing missing teeth including dentures and partial dentures.
We have found that dentures and partial dentures improve a patient’s quality of life by restoring confidence, chewing function and oral health. There are several types of dentures; Dr. Mehta will help you decide which choice is right for you.
Types of Dentures
Full dentures are used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. Dentures can either be fixed or removable. Fixed dentures, also called implant dentures, are anchored by dental implants. As few as four dental implants may be needed to secure the denture in place, greatly increasing the success rate and satisfaction of the denture.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
Implant dentures offer a number of benefits compared to removable dentures including:
- Better retention, no chance of slippage
- Improved health of bone and gums
- Ability to eat without restrictions
- No adhesives needed
- More natural look and feel
Same Day Dentures
Most patients who choose implant dentures will receive same day dentures, also called immediate dentures or “teeth in a day”. This is made possible with strategic planning. Dr. Mehta will coordinate the placement of as few as four dental implants (called all on four) to anchor the denture. The denture will help the dental implants to heal by acting as a splint.
Where full dentures replace the entire lower or upper set of teeth, partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth. Like full dentures, they can either be fixed or removable. Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge. If the partial denture is fixed, it is either secured in place using dental crowns or dental implants.
How much do dentures cost?
The cost of dentures depends on your specific condition, the type of dentures you choose and the materials we use. Dr. Mehta will review the denture cost along with any other details prior to treatment. If you have dental insurance, we will submit claims on your behalf. For treatment not covered by insurance, we offer several flexible payment options to make dentures affordable.
What is All on Four?
All on four is a same day denture procedure. Depending on your specific condition, as few as four dental implants may be placed in the jaw bone to anchor the dentures.
Do you do denture repair?
If you need denture repair, please contact our office. In some cases, we may be able to complete denture repair. Other times, we may recommend a denture replacement.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have missing teeth or are about to lose your teeth, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Houston dentist Dr. Bimal Mehta.
Call us at 713-489-0914 or schedule an appointment online.