Prioritizing Our Patients' Health & Safety 

Dear patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
 
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
 
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
 
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
 
• If you are sick or concerned you might be sick, please cancel your appointment. You will not be penalized in any way for the cancellation, even at the last minute.
 
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. When you get to the office, you are asked to remain in your car and call our office number 972-412-5064. A staff member will come out to you and you will be asked those same screening questions again and have your temperature taken before entering the office.
 
• If you are a new patient, we would really appreciate you using the online patient portal to fill out paperwork prior to your appointment.
 
• We will ask you to immediately wash your hands with soap and water when you enter the office.
 
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. There will also be very few chairs present to avoid crowds in the waiting room. Computers will have disposable covers and counter tops, door handles, waiting room chairs and surfaces will be disinfected with increased frequency.
 
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will also ask that only the patient, and in necessary cases a legal guardian, enter the office. Older children and adults are requested to experience their appointments alone while family members remain in the car and/or waiting room.
 
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
 
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 972-412-5064 or visit our website at www.mymouthdental.com.  
 
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Ramsey, Dr. Montoya and Team

Dentures

Missing teeth can take a serious toll on your quality of life by compromising your appearance and making eating and speaking a challenge.

Dentures can replace several missing teeth or an entire dental arch, restoring the function and appearance of your smile.

So why should you choose dentures?

Dentures Make It Easier to Eat, Speak, and Smile.

Take Years off Your Appearance

Designed to look like natural teeth, dentures can be customized to complement the shape of your face and improve the appearance of sunken cheeks and puckered lips.

Enhance Your Quality of Life

Dentures can renew your ability to eat comfortably, enunciate clearly, and chew properly. With a fully functional smile, you can enjoy life more completely.

Benefit from the Stability of Implants

You can elect to secure your dentures with dental implants. This solution keeps your dentures firmly in place and prevents the jawbone recession that occurs after tooth loss

A Range of Conditions Can Affect Your Candidacy

Bone Density

For an implant-supported restoration, you must have enough jawbone tissue to support dental implants. A bone graft can restore lost tissue if you have experienced jawbone recession. Even for a traditional restoration, your doctor may recommend pre-prosthetic surgery to prevent issues and make your restoration fit more comfortably.

Gum Disease

While early stages of gum disease can be easily treated, the condition can reach a point at which the solution may require tooth extraction. Once the teeth are removed, your gums can heal and a denture can replace the extracted teeth. You must be free of gum disease and tooth decay prior to receiving dentures.

Feelings of Self-Consciousness

If an incomplete smile is making you feel self-conscious, you should speak to your dentist about dentures. A restoration can improve both the appearance and function of your smile and allow you to feel more confident.
Implant-Supported Dentures

New Technology Makes Getting Dentures Even Easier

Many dentists now use advanced tools to take digital impressions of your smile. These systems eliminate the need for messy, uncomfortable impressions taken using putty and allow your dentist to customize your denture with greater precision. Some offices even have in-house milling systems which can fabricate your restoration on-site, making treatment more convenient.

From Planning to Placement

The process for receiving a denture varies depending on whether your restoration will be supported by dental implants. While implants can add several months to your overall treatment timeline, they provide significant benefits that many patients feel are worth the extra time. 

Planning

Your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums and design a treatment plan.

Preparation

You will undergo any preparatory procedures, such as tooth extraction.

Implant Placement

If you are receiving implants, you will undergo placement surgery and then wait three to six months for the implants to integrate with the jawbone.

Impressions

Your dentist will take impressions to design your dentures.

Fabrication

The lab will fabricate your dentures.

A Restored Smile

Your dentist will provide you with the finished dentures and make any necessary final adjustments.

It Can Take a Few Weeks to Become Accustomed to Dentures

Your new restoration may feel odd for a few weeks while your cheeks and tongue adapt. You may also experience increased saliva flow, which should diminish as you adjust. With a traditional denture, you may notice some minor irritation or soreness. 

You should eat soft foods cut into small pieces so you can get used to the new dentures. Be cautious with hard or hot foods, which could damage your dentures. You may need to practice common functions, such as speaking, with your dentures for a few weeks until you become comfortable with your appliance.

Dentures Can Make a Big Difference in Your Appearance

Replacing decayed, damaged, or missing teeth with dentures can create a dramatic change in your appearance. In addition, dentures can provide support for your facial tissues, which can give your features a healthier and more youthful look.

Proper Care Helps Dentures Last Longer

"Thorough daily cleaning and routine professional follow-up can prolong the life and comfort of dentures..." Clare Van Sant, RDH, BS

The Cost of Dentures

The average cost of a single traditional denture ranges from $1275 to $2750

With several options to choose from in terms of materials and other features, you can select the type of denture that suits your budget, lifestyle, and personal goals. Premium materials such as zirconia and options such as dental implants will increase the cost of your dentures. Most insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the cost.

Dentures Can Cost as Little as $300 Or More than $13,000 for a Single Arch

From Acrylic to Zirconia

Acrylic is the cheapest material available ($300 to $500 per arch), but it is also the least durable. Porcelain is stronger and more realistic-looking, but can cost from $750 to $2,000 or more per arch. Zirconia is the very strongest material, costing more than $13,000 per arch.

Dental Implants

For the right candidates, implants make dentures far more stable and beneficial, but they also inflate the price. Placing a single implant costs $1,600 to $2,200, and dentures can require four to eight implants per arch.

Preparation

You may require preparatory treatments before receiving dentures, each of which will add to the total cost. A bone graft can cost $300 to $800 per area. Gum disease treatment can cost $500 to $10,000. Extractions can cost $75 to $4,000, depending on the complexity of the case.

The Benefits of Premium Dentures

When it comes to dentures, the more you are willing to spend, the more benefits you are likely to experience. While you may not need the very strongest denture on the market, paying for greater durability or a more natural-looking result may be worth the added investment.

Type Cost per Arch Durability Aesthetics
Acrylic $300 to $500 Wears quickly Acceptable
Porcelain $750 to $2,000+ More durable, can break if dropped Can be made to look highly realistic
Zirconia $13,000+ Can withstand more than 7 times the average person's bite force Can be made to look highly realistic

Explore Your Options Today

Don't let tooth loss ruin your smile. Dentures can replace missing teeth and last for five years or more with proper care. Schedule an exam today to find out how you can live better with dentures.

My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental

At My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental, we are committed to providing the very highest standard of care for patients of all ages. Drs. José Montoya, Ashley Ramsey, and Neha Khanolkar provide a range of services and are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Are you ready to achieve excellent oral health? Reach out to our practice by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (972) 412-5064.

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