dentures-and-partials-san-antonio-txLiving with one or more missing teeth is no laughing matter. The loss becomes an immediate functional and cosmetic priority. Chewing requires significant effort, and even food options become limited. The position of the adjacent teeth is influenced, a direct result of shifting and drifting.

At your consultation, Dr. Huriega will examine your mouth, discuss your expectations, and suggest a restorative solution to address your unique requirements.

State-of-the-art techniques and lifelike materials result in dentures and partials that look natural and fit comfortably. Dr. Huriega of Aesthetic Dental partners designs custom dentures to suit the unique requirements of each patient. He implements an advanced design methodology that delivers fabulous results. A full denture replaces a complete row of teeth; a partial fills gaps scattered throughout an upper or lower arch. Dentures, whether full or partial, can restore your ability to eat, smile, and speak with confidence.

We want you to know that you have options, and we’ll work with you to choose the one that’s right for you. We’ll also answer all of your questions and provide information on how to obtain the best results from your replacement teeth to maximize longevity and keep you smiling!

Full Dentures

Also known as complete dentures; full dentures are typically held in place with natural suction or over-the-counter adhesive. For maximum stability, we may recommend replacement teeth attached to dental implants. We also offer cosmetic dentures, which utilize All-on-4 dental implants to give patients natural-looking, stable smiles in a single day. Securing teeth with dental implants stops the jawbone shrinkage that occurs after teeth are lost, so your smile stays secure for the long term.

When every tooth in an arch is missing, a complete denture is indicated. Aside from the obvious cosmetic and functional concerns, the impact of complete tooth loss is far-reaching. Without teeth to provide support, the top and bottom jaw bones may close too much, bringing the nose and chin too close together. This position places undue stress on the jaw joint (TMJ), often leading to discomfort and damage. Similar to removable partials, there is an opportunity to select teeth and gums in shades that compliment your appearance.

Partial Dentures

A removable partial is a common solution to tooth loss. They replace several missing in an arch (upper or lower group of teeth), and quickly restore the lost chewing or biting surface. Partials are easily removed for daily cleaning and easy access to the remaining teeth and gums.

Typically constructed of acrylic resin or a durable metal base, and individually selected teeth, partials are designed to blend nicely with your existing teeth. Partials contain unobtrusive clasps attached to healthy existing teeth.

Although tooth loss may be an unfortunate occurrence, there are many solutions available to lessen the impact. Partial and complete dentures are widely accepted options for tooth replacement. For dentures in San Antonio, contact our office to schedule an appointment today. You’ll find that you can replace more than just your teeth; you can replace your smile.

Articles addressing common questions about Dentures

FAQs About Dentures

When considering how to restore their smile after tooth loss, many patients may have questions about treatment options like dentures. We want to make sure that you have all of the facts you need to make an informed decision. There are some common questions that come up from prospective denture patients, and it can be…
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Tooth Replacement Options: Complete or Partial Dentures

Patients who have experienced tooth loss have different tooth replacement options. The most suitable choice may be based on the number of teeth that you need to replace. If only a small number of teeth is missing, a partial denture may suffice. If you have lost all of your teeth, you will need to pursue…
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Restore Your Smile with Custom Dentures

If you are missing teeth or anticipate an upcoming extraction, your dentist will consult with you to discuss several options you have for replacing those teeth. A popular option is custom dentures. The consultation will include choices like a removable denture, fixed denture or perhaps an implant supported denture. Factors to consider include the number…
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Considering Dentures: What are the first steps?

Have you suffered with tooth loss? Are you considering dentures? If so, you might be wondering how you should go about getting replacement teeth. Sometimes, people who have lost a significant amount of teeth and the rest of their teeth are in bad shape, choose to wear dentures because it is a convenient and affordable…
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Adjusting to Dentures: What should I expect during the first few weeks?

Any time you are fitted with a custom denture, it will feel different initially. There might be some discomfort, additional saliva might be produced, or you might be pleasantly surprised that your adjustments to your new dentures are somewhat limited. A denture can be partial replacing a few teeth; or a complete denture is required…
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I want dentures: Where do I start?

Dentures present a wonderful option for patients that have incurred tooth loss due to decay, disease, trauma, or teeth failing to erupt. Whether you have a need for a partial denture (to replace a few lost teeth) or a full denture (to supplant an entire arch), the first thing you need to do is meet…
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Will dentures affect my speech?

Any time a new or different dental prosthesis is introduced into the mouth, there is a period of adjustment that will be required. Saliva production may increase, and the sensation may be just different enough to make your feeling of self-consciousness elevate altering how you speak or smile early on. If this is your first…
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Will Dentures Make Me Look Different?

Tooth loss can be incredibly distressing for patients. Not only does the loss of teeth in adulthood alter one’s physical appearance, it makes eating and speaking properly very difficult. On top of a changed appearance and diminished oral function, many edentulous patients suffer with low self-esteem and self-confidence. Fortunately, wearing custom dentures can remedy all…
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Should a Denture be Worn at Night?

The use of dentures is the most common and often the most affordable means of replacing missing teeth in patients. In fact, prosthetics, specifically dentures made from a variety of materials, have been crafted and worn by people for centuries. Edentulous patients, those missing or will be missing an entire arch of teeth require full…
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How Do I Care for My Dentures?

It’s amazing how an item as small as a tooth can have such a huge impact on your life. When you are missing teeth, you don’t seem to smile as big, and dinner also becomes more difficult to swallow. However, with dentures, you can restore both your smile and your ability to eat effectively in…
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