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Dentures

Tooth loss is detrimental to your oral health and can make normal functions, such as eating and speaking, more challenging.

Individuals who have sustained significant tooth loss can benefit from dentures at River City Dental Solutions in San Antonio, TX.

Dentist Joseph Perry offers both traditional and implant-supported dentures. Could dentures be right for you?

Notable Benefits

Improves Quality of Life

Individuals with tooth loss often have difficulty eating or speaking normally. Dr. Perry can design comfortable, snug-fitting dentures that will make these daily activities easier.

Rejuvenates Facial Features

Long-term tooth loss can make your facial features sag, making you look years older than you are. Dentures can support your face for a natural, more youthful look.

Boosts Confidence

Many of our patients in San Antonio, TX, cover their mouths in social situations due to embarrassment over missing teeth. Dr. Perry can rebuild your smile with natural-looking, custom-designed dentures freeing you to live your life without feeling self-conscious with friends or people you are meeting for the first time.

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If your natural teeth have become damaged or lost, request a consultation with our San Antonio dentist. After a complete oral assessment, Dr. Perry can determine if dentures are the right solution for you.

Dr. Perry uses the latest dental technologies for top-tier patient care. He often recommends dental implants to stabilize dentures and deliver truly remarkable results. With more than 30 years of experience, he has the skill and expertise necessary to achieve the outcome you desire. Whether you are missing one tooth or several teeth, we can help.

To improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile, get in touch with us today. You can contact our San Antonio, TX, office online or call us at

(210) 349-3745

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Types of Dentures

There are several types of artificial teeth available at our practice in San Antonio, TX. Our dentist can help determine which option will provide the most effective results for you.

Full Dentures

A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. This removable appliance is supported by the gums as well as the underlying bone ridge. Denture adhesive may be necessary to help stabilize this type of denture.

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Partial Dentures

A partial denture replaces several missing teeth in one or both arches. Partial dentures rest on the gums like traditional dentures, but they also have dental clasps that hook around adjacent teeth, adding an extra layer of support and stability.

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Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental implants can be used to provide unparalleled stability for your replacement teeth. Implants are titanium posts placed directly into the jaw. Once healed, implants can support a removable or fixed denture. This option eliminates the risk of dentures shifting in your mouth and embarrassing you.

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Fountain of Youth Dentures

Our dentist is proud to be one of the few doctors trained in the innovative Fountain of Youth™ Dentures system. The FOY® system approaches denture design by taking both neuromuscular and cosmetic considerations into account. Since your face developed around your natural teeth at their full height and size, replacing teeth with dentures should consider these factors as well. The FOY system considers the impact your teeth had on the muscles of your jaw and factors this into the fit. 

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Overwhelmed by All the Denture Choices? Call for a Consultation

To personalize dentures to our patients' unique needs, River City Dental Solutions in San Antonio offers a wide range of options, from traditional dentures to advanced implant-supported dentures.

A personal consultation with Dr. Perry is the best way to determine which dentures can meet your needs. During your consultation, Dr. Perry will conduct a thorough evaluation to assess your candidacy. If you have bone recession or another condition that affects your candidacy for a particular type of denture, he can recommend treatments that restore your candidacy for the denture style you want.
 

The first step in finding the right dentures
starts with a phone call:


 

(210) 349-3745

Are You Concerned About Costs?

We Can Help You Budget for Dentures

We understand your concerns about costs, so we make financing dentures as easy as possible.

For starters, most insurance covers part of the cost of dentures. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff at River City Dental Solutions in San Antonio would be happy to help you determine just what your plan will cover.

If out-of-pocket costs are an obstacle or you lack insurance, we also offer SmileAdvantage, an alternative to dental insurance that can help make the care you need more affordable.

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Traditional Dentures vs. Implant Dentures

Traditional dentures are an affordable solution for missing teeth and will give you a smile you're happy to share, but they do have shortcomings. While they are a treatment for missing teeth, they will be quite different from your natural teeth in terms of how effectively they function. For a more lifelike denture, you should consider implant-supported dentures. Here is a closer look at the differences:
 

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures accelerate the bone loss that comes with missing teeth. That’s because traditional dentures simply rest on the gums and wear down the alveolar ridge over time. Adding to the problem, traditional dentures lack tooth roots that would otherwise encourage rejuvenation of the jaw. As your jaw shrinks, your denture becomes unstable and the lower third of your face collapses, adding years to your looks.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are held in place by a series of dental implants embedded in the jaw. These small posts function as tooth roots and encourage the jaw to build new bone. This prevents the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. Your jaw retains its shape and your denture, held firmly in place by the implants, will never embarrass you by slipping or falling out. It’s the closest thing to having your real teeth back.

How can I know if I qualify for this type of treatment?

Treatment Timeline

Preparatory Procedures

In some cases, patients may require preparatory procedures before dentures can be placed. Common examples include extractions, tooth root removal, or ridge augmentation to prepare the jaw. If this step is necessary, it can add a few months to your total treatment timeline.

Dental Implant Placement

If you opt for a dental implant-supported prosthesis, the implants must be placed a few months prior to receiving the denture. In some instances, immediate denture placement may be possible. However, in most cases, three to six months of healing must occur to ensure stability.

Dental Impressions

In order to create a denture that fits perfectly, we will take impressions of your gums and any remaining natural teeth. These impressions are used to create custom molds of your mouth, which we send to our trusted partners at a dental lab.

Denture Fabrication

When the lab receives your dental models, they will use them to craft a custom set of dentures. A skilled technician will use the latest and most advanced materials for lifelike results.

Final Adjustments

Your new dentures will be shipped to our San Antonio office, where you will be scheduled for another appointment. During this visit, our dentist will help you try on the prosthesis and make any necessary final adjustments. It is important to note that several adjustments may be necessary before you achieve the desired fit.

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How Partial Dentures Complete Your Smile

Maintaining Your Dentures

Your dentist will provide you with thorough instructions on how to care for your dentures to ensure they stay stunning. No matter your denture type, be sure to visit our San Antonio, TX, practice twice a year so your dentist can check your oral health and ensure your prosthetic is in top shape. Additional basic denture care tips include:

Traditional Full and Partial Dentures

  • Brush your dentures twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive denture cleanser to avoid scratching the denture. Hold the dentures over a folded towel or a sink filled with water to avoid breaking the denture if it's dropped. 
  • Clean your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth after removing your dentures to remove plaque and any dental adhesive. 
  • Give your gums a break, and leave your dentures out while you sleep. Soak dentures overnight in water or denture soaking solution. 

Implant-Supported Dentures

  • Implant-supported dentures need to be brushed, too! Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrastive toothpaste. An electric toothbrush may be helpful for thoroughly cleaning your restoration. 
  • Floss daily, using a gentle approach to clean around the implants and along the gumline. A floss threader or water flosser can help clean hard-to-reach areas. 

Denture FAQ

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

At our San Antonio practice, custom dentures cost between $1,700 and $3,500 depending on materials and other factors. We can provide an estimate during your consultation.

How Long Do Dentures Last?

With proper care, traditional full dentures can last for over a decade. Partial dentures can last for up to 15 years. An implant-supported denture can last for 15-20 years, while the titanium implants themselves can last a lifetime. 

What Can I Do If My Full Dentures Feel Loose?

The shape of your gums and jaw will change as you age, impacting the fit of traditional dentures. Your dentist can reline your dentures, adding material to the base for a better fit with your gums. Full dentures can also be rebased with an entirely new pink acrylic base. Keep in mind that adjustments like these are needed far less often (if at all) when you wear implant-supported dentures because the implants stop the jaw atrophy that follows tooth loss.

What Should I Do If My Dentures Break? 

Call us! Don't try to fix your dentures on your own. Doing so may cause further damage to your denture. An improperly-fitting denture can irritate your mouth and gums, and can even cause sores. Let us know your denture needs repairs, and we'll help get your restoration in top shape as soon as possible. 

Will Dentures Change How I Speak?

It will take a little practice to get used to speaking clearly with dentures, but you will get the hang of it quickly. Try repeating tricky words or reading aloud until you get used to speaking with your denture.

Have More Questions? We Have the Answers Visit Us for a Consultation

The best way to learn about your treatment options is through a consultation with Dr. Perry. He will examine your smile and assess your needs to help you find the restoration that's right for you. He will take the time to answer your questions and discuss your concerns so that you can not only make informed decisions about your treatment, but also feel confident in your choices. 

Take the first step towards a better smile. Request a consultation at our San Antonio practice by completing our appointment request form or by calling:

(210) 349-3745

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River City Dental Solutions

The team at River City Dental Solutions serves the needs of the greater San Antonio, TX, area with state-of-the-art technology and the latest innovative techniques. We can provide you and your family with beautiful smiles through a variety of procedures including:

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Veneers
  • Root Canals
  • Dentures

To schedule an appointment at our San Antonio dentist office, contact us online or call (210) 349-3745.

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