Dentures Dentist Leander TX
The Crystal Lake Dental team has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your dentures.
“Very friendly staff. Awesome Dentist. Best dental experience I’ve had. Hoping Dr. Hsu will be my dentist for years to come.”
Removable Dental Prosthetics
Here at Crystal Lake Dental, our goal is to help you preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. We always remind our patients that their teeth can last a lifetime, as long as they’re practicing good oral hygiene and visiting our office regularly.
Photo features a hand holding an immediate full denture (false teeth).
However, we also understand that nobody is perfect! Sometimes, people will tend to neglect their nighttime brushing and skip their scheduled dental appointments. And if this happens too often, a tooth will eventually be affected by decay, and may need to be removed as a result. There are many consequences with tooth loss, so it’s always a good idea to replace any missing teeth as soon as you can to prevent further problems.
Removable dental prosthetics represent a potential alternative that is available in the form of partial or a full dentures. Our team can explain all of your teeth replacement options. He’ll also ask you about your expectations so that he can determine which solution is the most suitable for you.
Dentures are a set of artificial teeth that have been custom-made in a dental lab to offer a perfect fit. Dentures sit snugly over your gum tissue where your teeth used to be, instantly replacing your missing natural teeth.
Aside from their obvious aesthetic benefits, dentures help patients that have several missing teeth to enjoy better eating and talking. Dentures can be easily removed for cleaning, which keeps gum tissue and the denture itself free of bacteria and food debris.
Dentures are available in different types, depending on the needs of the individual patient. The most common types of dentures are:
A full or complete denture is a removable prosthesis made of acrylic. The full denture replaces all of your upper or lower teeth, and is suitable for patients who are missing all of their teeth along a dental arch. Full dentures cover all of the area where teeth used to be. The upper denture includes an acrylic plate, which covers the roof of the mouth. Full dentures fit snugly over the gums, and are held in place with dental adhesive. While full dentures aren’t the most comfortable option (due to not having the best retention), they are the most affordable alternative.
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are a removable prosthetic device. These can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Also known as partials, this device snaps into place between remaining natural teeth. This fills the black gap where the natural teeth used to be.
Partial dentures use existing teeth for retention and support. They represent a less expensive alternative to costlier dental implants and bridges. They also provide a greater degree of comfort than complete dentures do. However, unlike dental implants, partials won’t prevent bone deterioration and resorption. Therefore, it’s important that patients understand this long-term effect of partial dentures before selecting this treatment.
At Crystal Lake, Dr. Hsu always strives to make partial dentures look as natural and discreet as possible.
Photo features a hand holding a partial denture (false teeth).
Partial dentures near me
If you’re missing one or more multiple teeth, but still have some healthy teeth, you may want to ask Dr. Hsu at Crystal Lake in Leander about partial dentures.
Partial dentures are an affordable and easy option for filling gaps in your smile. It’s a particularly advisable option if you’re concerned about the cost of other tooth replacement alternatives like implants or bridges.
We’d be happy to welcome you to our office, and discuss available alternatives until we find the best way to improve your smile within your budget.
Why should I choose partial dentures?
Partial dentures really are the ideal options for patients wanting to replace their missing teeth, but who also have a limited budget. If you have dental insurance, you’ll be happy to know that most plans do cover at least a portion of the cost. This can help you to keep your expenses to a minimum. Partial dentures are also comfortable and easy to maintain!
How much do partial dentures cost?
The cost for partial dentures will depends on many factors. But, the most important factors are the number of teeth that need replacing and the type of dental insurance coverage you have. It’s impossible for us to provide total cost over the phone, because the dentist needs to take a look at your mouth. Our receptionists also need to check your insurance coverage in order to provide you with an accurate quote. Therefore, the best way to get an accurate estimate is to schedule a consultation and be evaluated by the dentist. At Crystal Lake, we’ll make sure that you get all of your questions answered.
Full dentures that snap on to implants
Implant-supported dentures provide patients with the best of both worlds; they’re not only removable and therefore very hygienic, but they also offer excellent retention, as they snap onto the implants that have been surgically screwed into the jawbone.
In addition to being able to eat without worrying about fake teeth, snap-in dentures also offer many other long-term benefits. They help to preserve jawbone structure, which prevents the bone deterioration that occurs over time. This means that your denture won’t rub on your gum tissue and cause irritation or discomfort.
Video 01:00 | The area of dentistry specializing in mouth restorations is known as Prosthodontics. They are skilled in dental work such as crowns, bridges and dentures.
Securing dentures with implants helps prevent bone loss.
2, 4 or more dental implants can be used to secure a denture.Read more and find pricing on the Dental Implants page.