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No one should have to suffer with the lasting effects of tooth loss. Unfortunately, losing teeth is a fact of life for some people. While tooth loss is devastating, Southern Hills Dental is here to help offset the struggle of losing teeth with beautiful, custom prosthetic teeth.

Dentures are an affordable way to help improve the appearance of one’s smile, increase oral function and boost a person’s overall quality of life. Our practice takes a compassionate approach to treating tooth loss. Our team knows that losing teeth can feel humiliating, and our mission is to help people in our community regain their quality of life. We offer a range of solutions for tooth loss including conventional dentures and implant-supported prosthetics.

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Types of Dentures

denture-types-garland-txThere are two major types of dentures. Full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of teeth in either the lower or upper jaw. This type of denture rests snuggly on top of the gum line where it draws on support from the curved shape of the jaw. The other type of denture is called a partial. A partial denture only replaces teeth that are missing and fits in the upper or lower arch alongside existing biological teeth or restorations. Partial dentures, however, do have mechanisms that clasp to the backsides of biological teeth so that they stay in place.

Implant-supported dentures are another option. Dentures that are supported by implants can replace a full arch of teeth or just the teeth that require replacing. Implant-supported dentures provide an additional level of stability that increases the longevity of prosthetic teeth and helps keep bone healthy.

Denture Repair

From time to time, dentures will require repair. Dentures endure the brunt of oral function on a daily basis. Over time, they might become loose as well since the mouth changes shape after tooth loss. Our practice offers denture repair as a service to our guests. As an added convenience, Southern Hills Dental provides same-day and two-day denture repair so that our patients can enjoy having their replacement teeth back as soon as possible.

Our practice is here to help you navigate through the process of choosing the replacement tooth option that is right for your needs. We provide beautiful and natural looking dentures that withstand the force and pressure associated with daily oral function.

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Meet the Doctors

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Nathan K. Muaina, DMD

Dr. Muaina received his doctorate of dental medicine in 2010 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon completion of his dental degree, Dr. Muaina completed post-doctoral residency training at the University of Texas, School of Dentistry in Houston. Dr. Muaina’s passion is cosmetic and esthetic dentistry. He loves rebuilding a patient’s smile!

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Dr. Bill Leinart

Dr. Leinart earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He has been in private dental practice since 1977. Dr. Leinart is a member of the Texas and American Dental Associations, and the Dallas County Dental Society. He has also served as the President of the East Texas Dental Association and the Garland Dental Study Club.

Dentures FAQs

Dentures are considered one of the more inexpensive ways to replace lost teeth. However, costs of dentures can fluctuate depending on the type of denture along with whether or not preliminary treatments such as tooth extractions are necessary. If you need an estimate on your treatment costs, we recommend speaking with our staff after your consultation. We will factor in your unique circumstances and help determine if your insurance coverage will offset your expenses.

A partial denture is a denture that does not require a full arch of teeth to be missing to address tooth loss. Partial dentures fit alongside biological teeth so only the teeth that are missing are replaced. Like a full denture, a partial replaces visible tooth structure to improve oral function and the appearance of a smile. It will fill in the gaps of missing teeth and provide biting surfaces for improved oral function.

Permanent dentures are prosthetics that are supported by dental implants. This option gives a person more stability with their prosthetics because they are held in place by durable dental implants. Just as a dental implant can replace a single missing tooth, multiple dental implants can be embedded into the jaw so that they can support a full arch of replacement teeth. Permanent dentures are convenient because they will stay in place throughout a meal or when speaking. Dental implants will also help extend the lifespan of prosthetics because implants keep bone active and healthy. Dental implants can be used to secure both full and partial dentures.

Many dental insurance plans provide some assistance with receiving dentures. While the entire cost is normally not covered, some insurers offer discounted rates on prosthetics. When it comes to replacing lost teeth, it is best to think of insurance as a method of helping with the cost of treatment. Since all insurance plans are different and we accept insurance from different carriers, we encourage you to call a representative of your insurance company to learn more about the benefits and coverage offered by your specific plan.

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