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About Smiles

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Austin, TX & Round Rock, TX

Dentures & Partials Specialist

People sometimes put off getting dentures for a variety of reasons, but having a full set of teeth is essential for getting the nutrients you need and being able to speak clearly. If you think you need dentures, please don’t hesitate to call About Smiles. We have offices in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, where our compassionate dentists will evaluate your teeth and talk to you about dental care options.

Dentures & Partials Q & A

Who is a candidate for dentures?

Dentures are removable replacements for your natural teeth, so anyone who has lost some or all of their teeth may need dentures. However, you may have other dental options depending on the number of teeth lost and the health of your remaining teeth and gums. Your dentist at About Smiles will let you know if you’re a good candidate for dentures and discuss other dental procedures that may be available.

What are the different types of dentures?

Dentures are made from acrylic resin that’s designed to fit over your gums. There are three basic types of dentures.

  • Conventional full denture: Replaces all of your teeth after they’ve been removed and your gums have had time to heal
  • Immediate full denture: Replaces all of your teeth and is inserted right after teeth are removed
  • Partial denture: Replaces a few of your teeth using a metal framework that attaches to nearby teeth

What is the process for getting dentures?

The first step is getting an impression of your mouth and choosing the type of denture. If you plan to get immediate dentures, they’ll be ordered and when they’re ready in 2-3 weeks, you’ll go back for tooth extraction and denture insertion.

If you’re using conventional dentures, either partial or full, your teeth will be extracted and you’ll wait for your gums and bone to heal before going back to be fitted for dentures. Optimal healing time is six months, but you and your dentist at About Smiles may decide to only wait 6-8 weeks.

Healing time is important because the gums change shape as healing progresses. When dentures are fitted before healing is complete, they usually become loose and have to be readjusted after healing is finished. Immediate dentures also face the same challenge.

How do you care for dentures?

Dentures aren’t as strong or as durable as your natural teeth so they require diligent care. They may break if they’re dropped, so be careful when taking them in and out.

Dentures should never be allowed to dry out, so put them in plain water or a soaking solution when they’re removed. Don’t put them in hot water because the heat may make them warp.

Even if you soak dentures in a cleansing solution, they should still be brushed every day with a soft-bristled brush to help prevent staining.


At About Smiles, we are in-network with most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Premier
United Concordia

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