Dentures – Tyler, TX
Customized Full & Partial Dentures
When teeth are lost or extracted, it can take a toll on your self-confidence as well as your overall oral health. Missing teeth can create a variety of unexpected problems, which often range from difficulty speaking and eating to the deterioration of the jawbone. Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury cares for the wellbeing of those in and around the Tyler, Texas area, and he uses customized dentures or partials to replenish his patients’ bites.
Over time, there have been plenty of advances in dental technology, which means that your denture can be specially made to fit your specific mouth. Sliding and slurring while speaking are things of the past! Say goodbye to the embarrassment created from ill-fitting dental prosthetics and see Dr. Stansbury for custom-made dentures or partials in his Tyler practice.
Why Choose Stansbury Dental for Full and Partial Dentures?
- Traditional & Implant-Retained Dentures Available
- Over 4 Decades of Restorative Experience
- Customized Prosthetics for Optimal Stability & Confidence
What is a Partial Denture?
A partial denture consists of multiple teeth on a gum-colored base. The teeth are not in a row, but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. This type of prosthetic is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, it is removable.
What are Full Dentures?
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted onto a gum-colored base. This kind of restoration can be closed or open palate, and they stay in place through natural suction (and sometimes a little denture adhesive).
Implant-Retained Dentures & Partials
If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want to deal with clips or adhesives, then consider implant-supported dentures. During a brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your denture firmly in place. With an implant-supported denture, you won't have to worry about slipping, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound.
Contact us today to schedule a denture consultation. Dr. Stansbury sees patients from Tyler, Flint, Lindale, Kilgore, and nearby east Texas communities. If this is going to be your first time at our office, please take a brief moment to review the helpful information on our new patient page, which we have provided for those unfamiliar with our practice. If you would like to learn about the other ways Dr. Stansbury can help your smile, take a look at our full list of services.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
You can’t put a price on a beautiful smile that gives you the freedom to eat most of your favorite foods and to speak your mind with confidence. Of course, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t be aware of the overall cost of dentures. It’s important to take the time to learn about the different factors that affect the amount you pay in the end as well as the different options at your disposal for paying. Get in touch with us if you have any cost-related questions that aren’t addressed below.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
Not everyone will pay the same amount for dentures. For one thing, patients who are getting full dentures may need to have teeth extracted to make room for the prosthetic, and other preparatory procedures might be required based on your oral health. Then there’s the material used to make the actual denture. The base (the part that resembles the gums) is normally made out of a type of acrylic while the replacement teeth can be made from acrylic or porcelain. There are different brands and manufacturers to choose from, but it’s important to remember that cheaper is not always better; it’s always more cost-effective to get a high-quality denture that will last a long time than a cheap denture that will need to be relined or replaced in the very near future.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Implants carry costs of their own (such as the cost of surgery or the cost of the individual parts of the implant), so naturally it’s more expensive to get dentures supported by implants. However, the tradeoff for the higher initial cost includes benefits such as:
- A more permanent smile that can last for decades.
- New teeth that are highly lifelike in feel and appearance.
- A smile that won’t slip at the wrong moments.
- Improved chewing power that lets you eat virtually anything you want.
Furthermore, since implants last much longer than traditional dentures, your investment will pay itself off in the long run with the money you save on replacements.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Dentures are likely to be covered under most insurance plans due to being considered a health necessity for people who have lost most or all of their teeth. They’re considered a major procedure, so they should normally be covered around 50%. It’s important to confirm your benefits with our dental team before treatment starts; if you call with your policy information on hand, we can confirm what sort of coverage you’re entitled to when it comes to dentures.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
You can call today to ask about our in-office membership club. For a flat activation fee and monthly rate, you can enjoy a discount on a variety of services even without insurance; feel free to ask how these discounts might apply to dentures or related procedures. Patients who want to split up the cost of their treatment can ask about applying for a CareCredit financing plan.
Denture Frequently Asked Questions
Would you like to learn more about dentures? Below, we have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment. If you do not see the information you’re looking for, give us a call so we can personally satisfy your curiosity. We are always eager to help our valued patients and potential patients!
How Do I Take Care of My Dentures?
Here are a few tips to help you care for your dentures:
- Brush your dentures at least once a day with a denture cleanser and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Soak the dentures overnight in water or a mild denture-soaking solution.
- Handle your dentures carefully when you take them out of your mouth. It may be wise to remove them over a folded towel or a bowl of water.
- Visit Dr. Stansbury for routine checkups so he can look after both your denture and your mouth.
What if My Dentures No Longer Fit? Can They Be Restored?
If you have a traditional denture, changes in your jaw structure will eventually affect how your prosthetic fits. When that happens, it might be possible to reline the dentures so they continue to serve you well. However, they can only be relined so many times. In most cases, dentures last for about 5 – 8 years before changes in the fit make replacement necessary.
If you would like your denture to truly stand the test of time, ask Dr. Stansbury whether you are a candidate for implant-retained dentures. Dental implants help the jaw to maintain its shape, which means that they can prevent fit issues with your dentures.
What Foods Should I Avoid with Dentures?
After you adjust to your dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy almost any food. However, it is best to avoid things that are extremely sticky, such as chewing gum and certain types of candy. When you are enjoying other foods, you should take precautions. For example, rather than biting directly into an apple, which might destabilize your dentures, you should use a knife to cut it into pieces. Seeds, nuts, meat, and crusty breads are other foods that require a bit of extra care when eating.
Should I Sleep with My Dentures?
You should remove your dentures at night. Doing so will give your gums and bone a chance to relax after having to support your prosthetic all day. If for any reason you ever do sleep in your dentures, be sure to take them out at least long enough to give them and your mouth a thorough cleaning. Wearing dentures 24/7 gives harmful, odor-causing bacteria a chance to accumulate on them.