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?
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.
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.
Schedule a Consultation Today
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
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Types of 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.
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.
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.
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.
Overwhelmed by All the Denture Choices? Call for a Consultation
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:
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.
Traditional Dentures vs. Implant 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 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?
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 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.
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.
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