Dentures – Bedford, TX

A New Smile Can Be Your Reality

If you are without most or all of your natural teeth, you can find hope in regaining your confidence and appearance again with the help of dentures in Bedford. At Meadow Park Family Dentistry, Dr. B and our team will work with you as well as our exceptional lab technicians to create a set of replacement teeth that not only look natural and blend in beautifully with your smile but also feel comfortable and allow you to use your teeth without any concern. Call us today to schedule an appointment to find out which type of denture is right for you.

Why Choose Meadow Park Family Dentistry for Dentures?

  • Three Types of Dentures Available
  • Dentist with Years of Experience
  • Skilled Team Who Cares About Patients

What Are Dentures?

Dentures in Bedford on table next to two dental mirrors

Dentures are artificial gums and teeth that are made from synthetic materials like acrylic, resin, and ceramic. Our dentist creates these to replace natural teeth that have been removed or lost. Full or partial dentures can be used to replace missing or damaged teeth. Whatever type of dentures are required, they will be custom-made to fit your mouth. They will also match your existing teeth visually to create a beautiful and brighter smile.

Types of Dentures

Smiling senior man in dental chair holding a denture

Some dentures can replace one or two missing teeth. Some dentures replace all teeth and gums. When you visit our dental office for a consultation, our dentist will help you decide what type of denture is the best fit for your oral health. Here are some of the options we provide at Meadow Park Family Dentistry:

Partial Dentures

Hand holding a partial denture

Partial dentures can be used in place of other tooth replacement options when the surrounding teeth are too weak to support structures like dental bridges or when more than one tooth is missing. Partial dentures will fit on the gumline and attach to nearby natural teeth to ensure that they don’t fall out of their place. They don’t have to be attached permanently and can be easily removed for cleaning and sleep.

Full Dentures

Hands holding a full denture

Full dentures are also known as complete dentures, and they replace all your natural teeth. They can be fitted to your top or bottom arch and are held in place with suction. Their stability can sometimes also be improved using an oral adhesive. They can be easily removed, just like partial dentures.

Implant Dentures

Illustrated full denture being placed onto four dental implants

These dentures are fixed to the jawbone by dental implants, as the name suggests. Dental implants are permanent fixtures that attach to the jawbone. They can replace any number of missing teeth. The implant is made up of a metal post (usually made from titanium), an abutment, and a custom-made crown that looks like a natural tooth. Implant dentures can be attached in a variety of ways, but they should be treated and cared for in the same way as traditional dentures.

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How Long Do Dentures Last?

Senior woman pointing to her smile

The lifespan of dentures can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the dentures, the wearer’s oral hygiene habits, and changes in the mouth over time. On average, dentures can last between 5 to 10 years before they may need to be replaced or adjusted. However, it’s important to note that this is a general estimate, and individual experiences may differ.

Over time, the shape of the jawbone and gums can change, causing dentures to become loose or ill-fitting. This can lead to discomfort, difficulty chewing and speaking, and potential oral health issues. Regular dental checkups are essential to assess the condition of dentures and make any necessary adjustments or replacements to ensure optimal fit and function.

Proper care and maintenance of dentures can also contribute to their longevity. Dentures should be cleaned daily using gentle denture cleansers and a soft brush to remove plaque, stains, and food particles. It’s important to handle dentures with care, avoiding dropping them or exposing them to excessive heat, as this can cause damage.

While our dentures in Bedford can provide functional and aesthetic benefits, it’s important to be aware of their lifespan and plan for eventual replacements. Regular communication with your dentist will ensure that any changes in the fit or condition of your dentures are addressed promptly, allowing you to maintain comfort, oral health, and overall well-being.