Dentures – Grand Prairie, TX

Show Off a Complete Smile!

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Dentures have been the standard treatment for tooth loss for many years. They are an ideal, affordable, and reliable option for many people who have suffered from tooth loss. With modern dental techniques and technology, they are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before! If you are missing several, most of, or all of your teeth, dentures could be the solution that you’ve been looking for. To learn more about dentures in Grand Prairie, or to schedule a consultation with us, give us a call!

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Who’s a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Dentures are an excellent option for people who are missing many or all of their teeth. They can help you to complete daily tasks, like chewing, speaking clearly, and smiling without feeling embarrassed. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and where they are located in your mouth, a customized treatment plan can be catered to you. If you have any existing dental problems, like tooth decay or gum disease, these will need to be addressed before we can move forward in the denture process. Keep reading to learn what makes a good candidate for dentures as well as other tooth-replacement solutions to consider for rebuilding your smile.  

Effects of Missing Teeth

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Tooth loss can happen for various reasons, including poor oral hygiene, tooth decay, gum disease, and physical injury. Regardless of the cause, you’ll want to consider replacing missing teeth to avoid the potential consequences of losing some or all of your pearly whites. Not only will you have difficulties with things like speaking clearly and eating efficiently, but you’ll also likely struggle with facial sagging, jawbone deterioration, and reduced self-esteem. Most people who experience tooth loss can end up struggling with issues like sorrow and depression, as they won’t be likely to engage in social interactions. By choosing a tooth replacement like dentures, you can greatly improve both your oral health and overall well-being.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

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The majority of fully grown adults who are missing one, several, or an entire arch of teeth may be eligible for dentures. These prosthetics are incredibly versatile and can be personalized to fit your specific dental needs. For this reason, you can typically expect to choose between partials, full, and implant dentures to rebuild your smile.

To be a good candidate for dentures, you’ll need to have healthy gums and adequate jawbone mass to support them. If you have oral health problems like gum disease or an infection, we’ll need to address this first before we can move forth with your treatment plan.

Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options

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Sometimes dentures may not be a viable solution for certain patients. Fortunately, our team offers other methods of restoring your bite, including:

  • Dental Bridges – These restorations literally “bridge” the gap in your smile by linking two dental crowns—which will be placed on the adjacent healthy teeth on either side of the space—via pontics or artificial teeth. This solution can replace one to three teeth, and the results can last about a decade before needing replacements.
  • Dental Implants – These titanium posts can be embedded into your jawbone to directly support your dentures or other restorations to your facial structure. This will involve minor oral surgery and will feel extremely natural once you’ve completely healed. Not only will they be more stable for your new smile, but they can easily last several decades to a lifetime with proper care.

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Types of Dentures

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There are a few different types of dentures available. During your consultation with us, we will discuss the following options to decide which is best for you.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures consist of multiple replacement teeth and a gum-colored base. This type of denture should fit into your smile like a puzzle piece to fill in any gaps you have. To stay in place, they are attached to your natural teeth with the help of clips or brackets.

Full Dentures

Full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, either on the bottom or top. They stay in place with help from the natural shape and suction of your mouth. If you need any additional support, denture adhesive is also available to provide stability for the restoration. Traditional full dentures are removable, so you can take them out while you sleep and to clean your smile.

Implant Dentures

Implant dentures are held in place by strategically placed dental implants. This technique helps to eliminate shifting and the need for any adhesives or clasps. Dental implants also help to stimulate the jawbone, preventing the progression of bone resorption due to tooth loss. The additional stability helps patients to regain up to 70% or more of their natural chewing ability. Implant dentures are more costly, but they are also designed to last for numerous decades. This way, you don’t need to worry about relines or replacements.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Activities of daily living like eating, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence can be difficult if you’re missing one or many teeth. Thankfully, dentures have allowed many patients who have lost teeth to enjoy all of the quality-of-life benefits that come with beautifully complete smiles, and Dr. Namineni will be more than happy to help you attain your ideal grin. If you’ve suffered from tooth loss, contact us today to learn how dentures may be able to change your life for the better.

Psychological Benefits


Tooth loss can take a massive toll on your self-image. If you’re shy about showing off your smile, it can be much harder to engage in social activities, which can lead to sadness and depression. Restoring the function and appearance of your smile with dentures can improve your confidence and self-esteem by reducing anxieties associated with your appearance, your chewing ability, and your ability to speak, making it easier for you to engage with friends and loved ones.


Clearer Enunciation

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The lips and the tongue need to be positioned correctly to pronounce the various sounds of speech. After tooth loss, it can become much harder to sound the letters that require the tongue to channel air around the teeth such as “t” and “s,” which can lead to embarrassing social situations. Since dentures replace missing teeth, they can make it much easier to pronounce words. Speaking with dentures will only get easier as you gain practice, and reading aloud is one great way to get used to speaking with them more quickly.


Improves Nutrition

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The human body needs a variety of foods to stay healthy, and many nutritious items such as veggies, fruits, and meats have tougher textures.  Tooth loss can make it hard if not impossible to chew foods like these, making people with missing teeth more likely to suffer from indigestion and malnutrition. By improving a patient’s chewing ability, dentures can allow them to enjoy a wider range of nutritious foods, which can dramatically improve their overall health.


Preserves Oral Health

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The teeth help one another maintain their alignment by bracing against one another, and the loss of one or many can allow the others to shift out of place. If you still have some natural teeth, dentures can help hold them in place to prevent them from becoming more vulnerable to injury and decay. Dentures also take some of the pressure of chewing from your natural teeth, thereby preventing much of the wear and tear they would have suffered otherwise.


Expands Opportunities

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Getting dentures can open up new social and professional opportunities that could be much harder to reach with untreated tooth loss. People often report that the first thing they notice about another person is their smile. In fact, some studies have found that people with poor oral health are less likely to be employed than those with healthy teeth and gums. Accordingly, a nice-looking grin is an excellent asset for job interviews, sales, and getting promotions. Showing off a smile you can be proud of can also make it much easier to make friends, win trust, and be in photographs.