Are you missing multiple teeth? Do you have a full upper or lower arch of teeth missing?
Dr. Glen Wainwright offers full and partial dentures in Austin, Texas. If you have multiple missing teeth or even whole arches of missing teeth, dentures are an excellent restorative dental option that improves the aesthetics of your smile as well as your oral health. Dr. Wainwright and his dental staff are passionate about helping patients restore their teeth and gums with dentures for the enjoyment of a functional, comfortable smile.
Dr. Wainwright can provide a full-mouth restoration treatment plan for patients with multiple needs and complex problems. From dental crowns to periodontal therapy and implant dentistry, we can meet your needs under one roof. We have advanced digital technology in our office for a seamless treatment plan that offers consistent care and the best possible outcomes. Dr. Wainwright uses 3-D imagery and modeling to enable patients to “see their future smile” while considering treatment options. Digital dentistry also creates a foundation for a more predictable result.
Benefits of Dentures
Patients who receive a denture in our Austin office also get many benefits. Dentures:
- Improve speech
- Reduce the risk of gum disease
- Provide long term durability
- Improve biting and chewing ability
- Prevent facial sagging
Receiving dentures may be able to prevent these problems that often come with missing teeth:
- Shifting Teeth
- Tooth Decay
- Facial Sagging
- Misaligned Bite
- Receding Gums
- Gum Disease
Treatment with Dentures
A denture can be removable or secured by a dental implant. Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Wainwright will review your oral health to decide which option is best for you.
Dr. Wainwright provides comprehensive care for the placement of implant-secured dentures. This type of denture is supported by and attached to dental implants for a more secure and permanent restoration. We use high-resolution 3-D imagery to evaluate the structure of your jaw and to more accurately plan the placement of implants for the most stable and lasting result. The best outcomes are the result of thorough treatment planning and a personalized approach to your care. We do not take a “one-size-fits-all” approach to our patients with the goal of providing the highest standard of individualized dental care for their needs.
Implant-supported dentures can offer the same benefits that single tooth implants offer for the long term dental health of the patient. These include:
- Reduced bone loss in the jaw
- Restored biting and chewing function for the enjoyment of a varied diet
- Confident speech
- Stable dental health and reduced risk of gum irritation and disease
All-On-Four: can I get a new smile in one day?
Dr. Wainwright can replace a full arch or full set of missing teeth using immediate load dentures and a process known as All-On-Four. With advanced treatment planning and diagnostics, we can prepare, place, and secure a new smile all in one day. Patients will leave our office with a fitted temporary denture permanently secured by four or more implants. After a period of time to allow for healing of the soft tissues, we will take a new set of dental impressions and create your final denture. Your final smile will be stable, secure, and provide the best possible result after tooth loss.
Dr. Wainwright provides a comprehensive treatment plan for patients needing or desiring this type of smile restoration. Your care and result are designed to support the long term health and stability of your smile and to address any unique underlying dental problems you may have that could compromise the integrity of your outcome. His advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of problems associated with the bite provides a foundation for creating a new smile using the All On Four process that will be both naturally functional and comfortable, restoring your confidence in your appearance.
Our office can give patients with complex dental problems and poor oral health the personalized approach they need to achieve their oral health goals using implant dentures. Dr. Wainwright uses digital technology to support the detailed evaluation and treatment planning that is the key to a stable and long term result when using immediate load dentures and the All On Four procedure. We offer supportive and individualized dental care in a compassionate environment, one in which patients feel well informed of their options and confident in the care we provide.
Similar to a dental bridge, partial dentures that are removable can be made of metal or acrylic. They consist of replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base with a metal framework. This treatment option works best for patients with multiple consecutive missing teeth. Partial dentures can stabilize your oral health, improve your bite and make it easier to talk.
Dr. Wainwright also offers the option of an implant-supported bridge or partial denture. Implants provide a permanent result that also offers the stability needed to restore normal chewing function after losing several teeth.
Can you tell if someone is wearing dentures?
The visual appearance of dentures in a patients’ mouth depends on the type of denture and where they are from. A store-bought temporary denture set is not the most natural-looking or appealing choice. Dentures made at the dentist office after careful measuring and tailoring to your unique smile are the most natural-looking and feeling restorations. Most people will not recognize that you are wearing custom dentures without looking very closely.
Will my face collapse after wearing dentures?
Facial sagging and collapse occurs in patients that do not replace their missing teeth in time, or at all. Traditional dentures support your facial structure to an extent and help prevent premature facial sagging. Implant-secured dentures are the best at preventing premature facial sagging since they are permanently attached to the jaw and promote jawbone growth.
Can I sleep in dentures?
Yes, you can sleep with dentures on as this does not pose a long-term risk to your oral health. Although, your dentist will not recommend that you do this regularly unless they are permanently secured with dental implants. Wearing removable dentures while you sleep overnight does not give your gums time to relax. You may wake up with sore gums or jaw pain.
Request an Appointment
Dr. Wainwright is a restorative dentist in Austin, Texas that provides comfortable treatment options to patients. Our office serves many local communities including Cedar Park, Bastrop and Kyle. To schedule a consultation to discuss your restorative needs call Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392 or schedule a consultation online. We serve communities in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.