Are you missing many real teeth? Do you have a full upper or lower arch of teeth missing?
Dr. Glen Wainwright offers full dentures and partial dentures in Austin, Texas to replace missing natural teeth. We can also provide general repairs and upkeep for your current dentures. If you have many missing teeth or even whole arches of missing teeth, dentures are an excellent restorative dental option that improves the look 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. Enjoy a functional and more comfortable smile today.
Treatment with Dentures at Austin Dental Care
A denture can be removable or dental implants can secure it. Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Wainwright will review your oral health to decide which option is best for you. The best outcomes are the result of thorough treatment planning and a custom approach to your care. We do not take a “one-size-fits-all” approach with our patients. Our goal is to provide the highest standard of dental care possible.
Dr. Wainwright provides thorough care for the placement of implant-supported dentures. We attach dental implants to this type of denture to provide a more secure and permanent restoration. We use high-resolution 3-D imagery to view the structure of your jaw and to accurately plan the placement of implants.
Implant-supported dentures can offer the same benefits that single tooth implants can offer. These long term dental health benefits include:
- Reduce bone loss in the jaw
- Restore biting and chewing function to enjoy a regular diet
- Confident speech
- Stable dental health
- Reduce the risk of gum irritation and gum 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 the All-On-Four process. With modern treatment planning and diagnostics, we can prepare, place, and secure a new smile all in one day. Patients will leave our office with a temporary denture. After a period of time to allow for healing of the soft tissues, we will take a new set of dental impressions to 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 that want or need this type of smile restoration. He designs a custom plan to support the long term health of your teeth. To address any unique dental problems you may have that could deal a blow to the integrity of your outcome. Using the All-On-Four process, we will restore your confidence in your look.
Our dental office can give patients with complex dental problems and poor oral health the personal approach they need. We can help them achieve their oral health goals using implant dentures. Dr. Wainwright uses digital software to support the exam and treatment planning phases. This is the key to a stable and long term result when using immediate load dentures and the All-on-four procedure.
Like a dental bridge, partial dentures that are removable are metal or acrylic. They consist of replacement teeth that attach to a plastic base with a metal framework. This treatment option works best for patients with many consecutive missing teeth. Partial dentures can improve your bite, oral health, 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 balance you need to restore normal chewing function after losing many teeth.
The Benefits of Dentures
Patients who receive a denture in our Austin dental office also get many benefits. When you get new dentures, you can expect these benefits:
- Improve speech
- Reduce the risk of gum disease
- Provide long term strength
- Improve biting and chewing ability
- Prevent facial sagging
Not to mention that getting dentures may be able to prevent these problems that often come with missing teeth:
- Shifting Teeth
- Tooth Decay
- Facial Sagging
- Crooked Bite
- Receding Gums
- Gum Disease
Can you tell if someone is wearing dentures?
The visual look 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 choice. Modern dentures from a dentist are the most natural-looking repairs. Most people will not recognize that you are wearing custom dentures without looking very closely.
Can a dentist whiten old dentures?
No, dentists do not conduct teeth whitening treatments on dentures, or any other prosthetic. The main reason is because whitening treatments are only effective on tooth enamel, not artificial materials. We can however recommend ways to keep your dentures like-new for as long as possible.
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 as well as gum tissue irritation. Since we permanently attach them to the jaw, they will 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 dental implants permanently secure them. 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.
Modern Dentistry at Austin Dental Care
Dr. Wainwright can provide a full-mouth restoration treatment plan for patients with many needs and complex problems. From dental crowns to periodontal therapy and implant dentistry, we can meet your needs under one roof. We have modern digital software for consistent care and the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Wainwright uses 3-D imagery and modeling to allow patients to “see their future smile” while considering treatment options. Digital dentistry also creates a foundation for a more predictable result.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Dr. Wainwright is a restorative dentist in Austin, Texas that provides comfortable dentures, partial dentures, implant-supported dentures and more. Our dental practice serves many local communities including Cedar Park, West Austin, Bastrop, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Kyle, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas. To schedule a consultation to discuss your restorative needs call Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392 or schedule a consultation online.