Think all dentures fit poorly, look fake, and are incapable of restoring much function? We have good news.
38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, designs premium dentures that are comfortable, secure, and look like your natural teeth.
Discover how our dentists can use innovative solutions to transform your life using traditional or implant-supported dentures.
Tooth Loss Is Common So Are Dentures
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 23 million Americans have no natural teeth. Roughly 12 million more have no teeth in one of their arches.
Approximately 15% of all Americans without teeth have dentures made each year, meaning millions of full dentures are created and fitted annually.
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With more than 20 years of dental experience each, Drs. Meek and Tasch at 38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, understand the many factors that go into creating a comfortable and natural-looking smile.
During a consultation, they can carefully assess your situation using our advanced technology and discuss your goals so that they can provide an appropriate recommendation.
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Solutions for Missing Teeth That Will Bring a Smile to Your Face
Traditional dentures, which simply rest on the gums and are removable, are an option when affordability is paramount. They feature artificial teeth set into a base made to look like natural gums. Traditional complete dentures are held in place by suction or with the help of a dental adhesive.
Customization is key to ensuring a snug, comfortable fit. Our dentists will make a precise impression of your mouth, capturing every detail to create a denture that stays reliably in place.
Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of traditional complete dentures is that since they do not stimulate bone growth, they allow the jaw to shrink and change over time. To accommodate these changes, your denture will need to be adjusted, relined, or remade periodically.
In addition to restoring your smile, implant-supported dentures address many of the shortcomings that frustrate denture-wearers. Implant-supported dentures:
- Are securely attached to your jaw with dental implants, which are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw and prevent your denture from slipping out of position.
- Maintain your facial features by stimulating bone growth in your jaw. Unlike traditional dentures that accelerate bone loss, implants keep your jaw strong and maintain its original shape.
- Offer a stronger bite. Implant-supported dentures improve the strength of your bite compared to traditional dentures and allow you to eat many of the foods you've been missing, including crunchy vegetables and savory steaks.
Not everyone with missing teeth needs a full denture. 38th Street Dental has solutions for these patients, too.
In these cases, you have two main options: Partial dentures, which are typically held in place by clips that attach to a nearby tooth, and implant-supported crowns and dental bridges, which securely replace missing teeth and also maintain the strength of your jaw.
Whichever option you choose, Drs. Meek and Tasch will customize each replacement tooth to seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth so you can smile confidently.
Have you suffered bone atrophy? We Offer a Cutting-Edge Solution
Not Replacing Missing Teeth Can Impact Your Health
Missing teeth increase the likelihood of further, worsening dental issues. Existing teeth naturally shift into gaps created by missing teeth. This causes smile misalignment that may result in difficulty cleaning your teeth, bite issues, tooth grinding, and more.
Missing teeth can heighten your risk of gum disease and infections. Gum disease can advance to the rest of your body and cause serious heart and respiratory issues.
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Do You Have a Challenging Case? Our Dentists Are Masters at Innovative Solutions
Our dentists have a mastery of traditional dentures and dental implants that opens the door to innovative solutions for patients in challenging situations.
By combining dentures, bridges, or crowns with dental implants in custom designs, Drs. C. Mike Meek and David J. Tasch have created natural-looking and secure full-arch solutions that can address your unique needs.
Arch Reconstruction Using Segmental Bridges
Snap-On Dentures with Implants
Full Arch Reconstruction with Individual Dental Implants
Insurance & Financing Accepted For Affordable, Accessible Care
Generally speaking, dentures are at least partially covered by insurance. Unfortunately, dental implants are typically not covered. To help patients with any out-of-pocket costs, our team accepts CareCredit®. This third-party financing option breaks dental payments into convenient, low- to no-interest monthly installments.
Replacing Teeth Replenishes Patients' Confidence
In 2022, the Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences published the results of a study that evaluated 502 recent denture recipients. Almost 73% of those surveyed said that they experienced improved self-confidence after receiving dentures. To learn more about how dentures can transform your life, call (512) 458-6222 or write to our team.
Treatment Timeline for Traditional Dentures
Our Austin practice uses state-of-the-art materials, so your dentures will essentially appear identical to your natural teeth
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Determine If You’re a Candidate For Dentures
Ideal candidates for dentures are adults who have experienced significant tooth loss but have sufficient healthy gum tissue and jawbone. If you are missing just one or two teeth, an implant-supported crown or a dental bridge may be a better solution for you. The number of teeth you are missing — or that need to be removed due to decay or other issues — will determine if full dentures or partial dentures are best.
Whether you are looking to replace a few missing teeth or wonder if you qualify for an implant-supported bridge or dentures, reach out to our dental office in Austin, TX, for a consultation. Our dentists will discuss your needs and determine which treatment makes the most sense for you based on your preferences, oral health history, budget, and more.
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Maintaining Your Dentures
Brush DailyYou want to clean your dentures like a real tooth. This includes washing them at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush using a non-abrasive denture cleaner. Be sure to clean the gums too.
Rinse After MealsRemove your dentures and rinse them with water after every meal. To avoid damaging your dentures if they slip, wash them over a bowl of water or a towel.
Soak OvernightBefore you go to sleep, remove your dentures and soak them overnight in water or denture solution. Keeping your prosthetic moist at all times will help it keep its shape.
We Offer Denture Repair to Existing Patients
When you turn to our Austin practice for dentures, we'll go above and beyond to make sure your smile, bite, and oral health at large are in good standing, even after we place your prosthetic. We proudly offer denture repair services for existing patients.
If you are a patient of ours and experience any of the following signs that it's time to get your dentures looked at, you can feel confident that we are just one call away from getting your dentures back in excellent condition:
- Fractures or other physical damage to your prosthetic
- Difficulty chewing with dentures
- Jaw soreness, looseness, or discomfort
- Inflammation, bleeding, or gum irritation
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Dentures Can Help Patients of All Ages
There is a common misconception that dentures are only suitable for older folks. While dentures certainly do change the lives of millions of senior citizens, they are not in any way limited to that age group. If you are suffering from missing teeth, our dentists will do everything in our power to help.
Only a Few Missing Teeth? Consider a Dental Bridge
Our dentists are committed to meeting our patients' needs and goals. If an alternative treatment is better for you than partial or full dentures, we will recommend it. An example of this could be a dental bridge.
A dental bridge can replace several consecutive missing teeth. It works by connecting natural-looking artificial teeth to existing teeth on each side of a gap. A dental bridge can greatly enhance your speaking and eating abilities. Like dentures, a dental bridge can be supported by dental implants for maximum stability.