Dentures – Lakeway, TX

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Oris Dental Studio offers denture services as part of our restoration dentistry offerings. While dental implants have grown in popularity, dentures have been used for teeth replacements for many years. Depending on multiple factors, dentures from our Lakeway dentist are still very much a preferred option by many. Our services are offered to those residing in the Bee Cave, Lakeway, and The Hills, TX areas. If you’d like to find out whether or not it’s right for you, continue reading or give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Whether you're missing a few teeth or an entire arch, dentures could be the solution. To find out if this smile-rebuilding option is right for you, visit Dr. Pedersen for a comprehensive exam during your initial consultation. If any untreated dental issues such as tooth decay or gum disease are identified, we will incorporate the necessary care into your treatment plan to ensure your oral health is in optimal condition, giving you a stunning smile you can be proud of.

Effects of Missing Teeth

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Tooth loss can be caused by multiple different factors. The most common include tooth decay, gum disease, and injury. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, missing teeth results in a wide array of consequences. Tooth loss can lead to facial sagging, difficulty speaking clearly, difficulty chewing, and low self-confidence. Fortunately, dentures are able to improve all of these aspects of your life and more!

What Qualifies You for Dentures

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The majority of adults are able to get dentures without too much of a problem. They are ideal for those who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. People who wear dentures must maintain healthy gum tissue and have sufficient jawbone. After missing teeth for a long time, the jawbone is reabsorbed by the body, therefore resulting in bone loss. If you currently have any dental issues, like gum disease or tooth decay, these things need to be addressed and eliminated before you can move forward in the process of getting dentures.

Alternative Tooth Replacement Options

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If you are not a candidate for dentures or they don’t sound appealing to you, there may be another tooth replacement option that will better complete your smile. Here are the other ones that we offer:

  • Dental Bridges: A dental bridge works by “bridging” the gap in your smile where your tooth is missing. Bridges are great for people who are only missing a single tooth or a couple of consecutive teeth. A dental bridge requires that the patient has healthy adjacent teeth surrounding the empty space to support it.
  • Dental Implants: A dental implant is a titanium, screw-like post that is surgically inserted in the jawbone. In order to get dental implants, patients need to have a sufficient jawbone structure and be able to undergo a minor surgical procedure. Dental implants have a higher upfront cost, but they last for many decades or even the rest of your life!

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Types of Dentures

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Oris Dental Studio provides a variety of wholesome restorative dentistry options. Our expertly trained smile consultants can recommend the best option for you or your family member. Our expertly trained dentist will recommend one of the following denture options depending on what’s best for you:

Partial Dentures

As the name implies, partial dentures only replace some of your teeth. Using clasps attached to your remaining natural teeth, these dentures feature a gum-colored base and custom prosthetic teeth to flawlessly complement your existing smile. The result is a fully functional and undeniably beautiful smile that you can confidently enjoy.

Full Dentures

For those missing an entire arch of teeth, full dentures offer the ideal solution. Like partial dentures, full dentures feature a discreet, gum-colored base and lifelike prosthetic teeth. However, this option is typically secured in place using natural suction, denture adhesive, or a combination of both methods.

Implant Dentures

Implant dentures combine the best of traditional dentures with cutting-edge dental implants. Instead of relying on clasps or natural suction to hold your new smile in place, this restoration is anchored to a titanium post that is surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. This innovative approach ensures maximum stability, eliminating any unwanted movement.

The Benefits of Dentures

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By choosing dentures in Lakeway, you can experience a wealth of benefits:

  • Effective bite restoration
  • Ability to enjoy a wider variety of foods
  • Improved speaking ability
  • Long-lasting prosthetics with proper maintenance (7+ years)
  • Easy-to-maintain prosthetics
  • Preservation of facial shape