Dentures—Park Cities, Dallas
Recover Your Smile & Confidence
Dentures have been used for literally thousands of years to help people replace several teeth at once, and thanks to modern-day dental technology, today’s prosthetics can be trusted to look natural, fit securely, and last for years so a patient can feel like their teeth never went missing in the first place. Dr. Brumbaugh has been helping patients in the Park Cities area reclaim their smiles for decades using finely crafted and personalized dentures, and he’s ready to do the same for you if you’re eager to close any unwanted gaps for good.
Why Choose R. David Brumbaugh, DDS for Dentures?
- Dentist with 25+ Years of Experience
- Prosthetics Made Using the Highest Quality Materials
- 100% Custom-Made to Ensure the Perfect Look & Fit
Options for Replacement Teeth
Tooth loss can vary quite a bit from patient to patient, which is why Dr. Brumbaugh offers a selection of dentures designed to meet each person’s specific needs. After giving you a short exam, he can recommend which of the following options might be best for you:
Made of an acrylic, gum-colored base that holds ceramic teeth, this type of denture is designed to fit seamlessly between remaining healthy teeth, using metal clasps to stay in place. It essentially completes the row like the final piece of a puzzle and can be easily removed for cleaning.
When most people hear the word “dentures,” it’s full dentures that probably come to mind. These are used to replace an entire row of teeth at once, and they sit directly on top of the gums, relying on natural suction and/or denture adhesive to stay in place.
With an implant denture, instead of just sitting on top of the gums, the teeth are held in place using titanium tooth roots that are positioned within the jawbone. This makes the denture extremely stable, plus the added security means that the prosthetic can be smaller so it has a more comfortable fit. And, it allows a patient to recover almost all of their natural bite strength.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
- Aesthetics: It’s normal for someone to be extremely self-conscious about their missing teeth, but with the right denture, a patient can feel at ease smiling again.
- Clearer Speech: Patients with missing teeth often have problems saying certain syllables or may develop a lisp or whistle. A denture can make it easier for someone to express themselves without having to worry about these impediments.
- Tastier Diet: Chewing hearty, nutritious foods like cooked meats and vegetables is almost impossible without teeth, forcing many patients to rely on softer, potentially unhealthy foods. A person can reclaim virtually all of their bite strength with a denture so they can enjoy many of their favorites again.
- Facial Support: Without teeth, facial skin can sag and prematurely develop wrinkles, creating an older, “sunken” appearance. Dentures can prevent this from happening, helping a patient look younger and healthier.
Caring for Your Dentures
On average, a denture needs to be replaced every five to seven years, but several small habits can greatly extend their lifespan and ensure they maintain their day one look and fit for a long time:
- Rinse your mouth and dentures after eating.
- Clean your dentures daily by brushing.
- Only use a soft-bristled brush and denture toothpaste (regular toothpaste is too abrasive).
- Always put a towel down when taking out your dentures (as they can be damaged by being dropped on a hard surface like a counter).
- Take out your dentures and soak them overnight in a denture cleaning solution.
- Don’t expose your dentures to hot water, as this can cause them to warp and change shape.
- Maintain regular appointments with Dr. Brumbaugh so he can inspect your dentures and fix any minor issues before they become a major problem.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The final cost of your dentures will be influenced by several factors, including:
- The type of denture that best suits you
- Whether or not the denture will be held in place with implants
- If you need any treatment before you can receive dentures (like periodontal therapy or tooth extractions)
- Insurance coverage
Dentures are almost always partially covered by PPO dental insurance plans, and our practice is able to work with many policies and help our patients maximize their benefits so they can save as much as possible.
For those without insurance, we also offer flexible, low-to-no interest financing through CareCredit.