Dentures in Spicewood, TX

Why Would I Need Dentures?

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth. They are available as partials, which replace a few missing teeth, or full dentures, which replace one or both arches of teeth. Patients typically look for a partial denture to restore their smile and help prevent their surrounding teeth from moving. Full dentures are used to treat extensive tooth loss and restore the lacking support in the face as well as functionality.

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Did you know…

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You should practice reading out loud and pronouncing “s” and “f” sounds to get used to speaking with your dentures.

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How It Works: The Denture Placement Process

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Consultation

Dr. Donkersgoed will assess your tooth loss and oral health to determine if you are a good candidate for dentures.

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Extractions

For full dentures, we need to extract your remaining teeth. It will take 8 to 12 weeks to heal and you will be given temporary dentures to wear in the meantime.

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Impressions

Impressions are taken of your mouth and sent to a dental lab along with x-rays and a jaw record which measures how your bite fits together. Using this information, the dental lab fabricates a custom denture for you.

Try-In

The first mock-up of your denture is set in wax and we will have you try it on to test how it fits and feels. You can let us know if any adjustments need to be made.

Official Fitting

After making all the necessary adjustments, we’ll have another fitting and if everything fits perfectly you will leave with your new set of teeth.

Did you know…

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Around 40% of Americans suffer from dental anxiety.

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How Do I Care for My Dentures?

Rinse them when you take them out and before putting them back in. Always store your dentures in their storage case when you aren’t wearing them. Don’t run your dentures under hot water, which can morph them out-of-shape. You need to brush your dentures with a soft-bristle toothbrush and denture cleaner twice a day and should soak them in it at night. Avoid eating excessively hard or sticky foods.

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How Will My Lifestyle Be Impacted If I Get Dentures?

It will take some getting used to when you first get dentures. At first you may notice that you’re producing more saliva and sound louder than normal, have a restricted diet and find it difficult to pronounce certain sounds. Your gums may also feel sore and tender. All of this will subside within about a month but you will still need to be mindful of what you eat, take your time, and cut your food into smaller bites.