Dentures – Plano, TX

Simple, Effective Replacement Teeth

Woman with dentures smiling

Dentures are a simple, effective solution for replacing missing teeth. At Dental Distinction in Plano, Texas, Dr. Khan and Dr. Mansour offer partial and full dentures. Along with our team, they can use dentures to replace some or all of your teeth. Replacing missing teeth is important for maintaining your oral health, bite, and facial structure. To learn more about dentures at our Plano, TX dental office, call Dental Distinction or request an appointment online today.

Why Choose Dental Distinction for Dentures?

  • High-Quality, Individualized Treatment Plans
  • Goop-Free Digital Dental Impressions
  • State-of-the-Art Implant Dentures Available

What Are Dentures?

Full set of dentures

Dentures are removable dental devices that replace missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth and a pink acrylic base that resembles your gum tissue. Whether you have a few missing teeth or no natural teeth at all, dentures are an effective treatment to restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably.

Full Dentures

Hand holding a full upper denture

Your dentist will recommend full dentures, or complete dentures, when you no longer have any healthy teeth. They replace all the teeth in your mouth. After removing any decayed or severely damaged teeth, your dentist takes impressions of your mouth to create your new appliance. These impressions serve as models to create the dentures, which include artificial teeth, gums, and a pink base that conforms to the roof of the mouth (for dentures on the upper arch).

Partial Dentures

Model smile with partial denture

Partial dentures replace some of your teeth. They’re recommended if you still have some healthy teeth left. Like full dentures, partial dentures attach to a pink base that resembles your gums. However, they don’t conform to the roof of your mouth. Instead, they fit over your healthy teeth and use them for support.

Why Do I Need Dentures?

Man with denture smiling in dental treatment chair

Even a missing tooth can significantly impact your oral health. When you lose permanent teeth, your surrounding teeth shift toward the empty space. That eventually changes your bite, which increases your risk of further damage, including additional missing teeth.

Missing teeth make chewing and speaking difficult. Not only can this empty space result in slurred speech; without healthy teeth, your diet is limited.

In addition, your teeth help maintain your facial structure. Without them, your face sags and droops, making you appear older than you are.

Dentures take the place of your missing teeth, so they can help improve your oral health while maintaining your speech, chewing abilities, bite, and facial structure.

How Do I Care for Dentures?

Dentures soaking in glass of water

Caring for your dentures is important to keep them strong and well-fitting. Make sure to rinse your dentures and brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Whenever you aren’t wearing them, keep your dentures submerged in water to prevent warping.

Keeping your gums and soft tissues clean is also important to prevent bacteria buildup. Rinse your mouth out regularly and brush your gums with a soft toothbrush to remove plaque and bacteria.