We understand how frustrating missing teeth can be. If you are looking for the best affordable dentures Austin has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. At Austin Prosthodontics, we specialize in restorative dentistry, meaning that you can rest easy knowing you’re in qualified and experienced hands.
Dr. Carmona is one of Austin’s leading prosthodontists, and he believes in taking an individualized and hands-on approach to every patient. If you’re missing teeth, be it a few teeth or a whole arch, Dr. Carmona can help you take back your life and give you a smile you can be proud of.
Dentures are a tooth replacement option for people who are missing an entire arch—all of their teeth on the top or bottom jaw—or missing a number of teeth.
Complete dentures, also called conventional dentures, are removable dentures that replace all of your teeth.
Partial dentures are removable dentures that attach to your surrounding teeth. Almost like a retainer, partial dentures are a great option for people who are missing a few teeth as opposed to their whole arch.
If you’re considering dentures, you will being by having a thorough consultation with Dr. Carmona to determine what kind of dentures are right for you. While some dentures sit on top of your gums, other are secured in place with implants.
Getting dentures usually takes about a month. After you and Dr. Carmona determine that dentures are the right option for you, he will take impressions of your teeth, measure your bite, and have your dentures custom-made in the lab. If necessary, he will extract any unhealthy teeth or place implants, if you are getting implant-supported dentures.
Dr. Carmona will custom design your dentures to make sure that they will work for you, giving you the comfort and freedom you deserve. Once your dentures are created, he will adjust them to make sure the fit is comfortable and functional.
Getting used to your new dentures can take time and patience. While it will restore your confidence and your ability to live life on your terms, there is a learning curve. Speaking and eating may be cumbersome at first and they may just feel awkward and clunky in your mouth. This will, however, subside, and you will get used to life with your new dentures.
Tips for getting used to your dentures:
You may experience an increase in saliva or soreness after you initially get your dentures. If anything feels painful or uncomfortable, call Dr. Carmona right away to make sure that you get the adjustments you need.
Over time, wearing your dentures will become second-nature and you will be back to talking, laughing, eating, and smiling the way you deserve!
You should brush your gums, tongue, and dentures twice every day to prevent any gum health issues. Dr. Carmona will periodically check your gums to make sure that your dentures still fit properly and are functioning the way they need to be.
Dentures let you live your life your way. Call Austin Prosthodontics today at (512) 910-2864 or schedule your appointment online (link) to learn more about how dentures can help you.