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Dentures services offered in Baytown TX

If you’ve lost permanent teeth but aren’t interested (or don’t qualify) for dental implants, consider dentures. At Baytown Gentle Dental, general dentist Ashraf Seif, DDS, and the team regularly partner with dental labs in the area to design and manufacture partial and full dentures. To make an appointment at the practice in Baytown, Texas, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures replace your natural, permanent teeth with artificial prosthetics. They restore your smile to its near-original condition and make daily activities like biting, chewing, and speaking easier. 

Dentures won’t last forever, but if you take good care of them and visit the dentist regularly, they often last seven to 10 years* and sometimes longer.

What are the types of dentures?

At Baytown Gentle Dental, the team offers two types of dentures:

Partial dentures

Removable partial dentures have a metal frame, pink plastic gums, and multiple artificial teeth. The denture fits into the empty space near your existing, healthy teeth, allowing you to bite and chew confidently. 

Full dentures

Removable full dentures have a solid metal base, pink plastic or acrylic gums, and a row of false teeth. The base plate rests on top of your gums. To prevent it from moving around, you apply a denture adhesive to the bottom.

What does getting dentures involve?

At Baytown Gentle Dental, getting dentures takes two visits.

First dentures visit

If your provider determines you’re a candidate for dentures, they measure your jaw and take impressions of your mouth. The team uses your impressions to create wax molds that they send to a professional dental facility.

Technicians at the dental facility use your wax molds to create a final denture cast. They use the cast to manufacture a custom set of dentures that fit your mouth perfectly.

Second dentures visit

When the facility finishes your dentures, you return to Baytown Gentle Dental. The team has you try your dentures on and makes adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. Then, they polish your dentures and provide care instructions.

How do I care for my dentures?

To ensure your dentures last for years, it’s important to brush them twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush. When you go to bed, take your dentures out, and soak them in an American Dental Association (ADA) approved cleaning solution.

Are there alternatives to dentures?

Yes. If you’re missing teeth and want a more permanent restorative solution, ask the team at Baytown Gentle Dental about dental implants. Dental implants replace your natural tooth roots, providing a base for dental restorations. That said, they’re more expensive than dentures and require oral surgery.

To learn more about the benefits of dentures, make an appointment at Baytown Gentle Dental by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.