Dentures & Partial Dentures
In order to meet the varied needs of our patients, we offer several options for complete & partial dentures, including flexible Valplast®, at Dental Art in Katy. In this video, Katy dentist Dr. TJ Sahota introduces the benefits and drawbacks of each option.
Watch video: “Dentures: Katy Dental Art Options”
What Are Dentures?
A denture is a removable set of “false teeth” that is used to replace teeth that are missing. You can have a “Full” or “Complete” set of dentures to replace all your missing teeth or a “partial” set if only some of your teeth are missing.
Dentures should be comfy! Dentures, if properly placed, should fit like a glove, and they should never be uncomfortable. If your dentures are causing soreness around the gums, you should see your dentist and have some adjustments made.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Full and partial dentures vary in price. A more economical version can cost $1,000 per arch, and a more aesthetic option with porcelain teeth may cost closer to $2,000 per arch. Most dental insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of your dentures.
Full or Complete Dentures
At Dental Art in Katy, we provide both conventional and immediate dentures:
- Conventional Dentures: Because these are made after the teeth have been removed and once the gums have begun to heal, conventional dentures can take 2 – 3 months to be placed after your teeth are removed.
- Immediate Dentures: These dentures can be made in advance and are considered “temporary” dentures, which can be worn during the healing process and while your conventional dentures are being made.
If you have not lost all of your teeth, we will try to preserve the teeth you have left. If you are not a good candidate for implants, a partial denture is a good alternative.
At Dental Art, we offer two types of partials:
- Traditional: These are made with metal clasps, which give you a bit more durability but can potentially weaken or damage the teeth they are attached to over time.
- Flexible Dentures: Valplast®
These dentures are made of a flexible material that isn’t harsh on your gums and remaining teeth but does not have as much structural integrity as the traditional metal dentures.
Alternatives to Dentures and Partials
If you have lost all of your teeth, you basically have two options: dental implants or dentures. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, then a complete set of dentures may be your best option.
Fixed teeth, such as dental implants and bridges, are two alternatives to dentures.
- Dental Implants can also be used in combination with partial dentures to create a more minimal denture. This would be an alternative to a full denture, covering the whole mouth.
- A Dental Bridge can also be used to fill a gap caused by one or two missing teeth. A bridge would function similarly to dentures, but the appliance is fixed and does not need to be removed.
Fixed teeth look and function beautifully, and most people can hardly differentiate between your natural teeth and fixed teeth.
Learn more about Dental Implants.
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