Dentures Dentist Spring TX

Beautiful Dentures

Welcome to Advanced Dentistry of Spring and the Texas Denture Center!

Texas Denture Center Spring TXOne of the biggest needs we fulfill for our patients is providing solutions for missing teeth. We want to help you smile again! Replacing your missing teeth with strong, functioning, beautiful teeth will restore your ability to eat the foods you want, eliminate discomfort, and give you plenty of reasons to smile. Our team works extensively in partnership with you to establish the best combination of care to give you excellent results.

Dr. Stephen Glass, a very experienced general dentist, created the Texas Denture Center within Advanced Dentistry of Spring to better serve his patients with a group of dedicated specialists at one location. This allows his team to provide the full range of care to his patients without them having to go to another office. This saves time and money, allows for better communication and results, and is much more convenient for everyone involved, all of which means you receive the best care possible. The team includes:

  • Board-Certified MD Anesthesiologist for safe and accurate sedation when required
  • Board-Certified Oral Surgeon for teeth removal, grafting procedures, and dental implant placement when needed.

We also have 3D Cone Beam CT imaging right here, so there isn't even any need to have to send you to an outside lab for additional imaging.

"One of my favorite areas of dentistry is removable prosthodontics (dentures). Many times, however, dentists do not make dentures or they try to avoid them as much as possible. Because fabricating a great set of custom dentures is not an easy task, this can be greatly understood. However, the changes are so dramatic, they are very rewarding to me. It makes you feel good to finish and see the smile on the patient when they look in the mirror for the first time! Usually the response is 'I can't believe it!'

If you are currently wearing a denture that you're not happy with, or you think you may need custom dentures, please come in for an evaluation. Many times we can have a set of gorgeous dentures made in just a few appointments.

Also, you may be a candidate for dental implants. If this is the case, the amount of chewing ability can be drastically enhanced. Because of some very recent advances in denture technology, implants can be used to easily secure your dentures so that you never have to worry about them coming out."

– Dr. Glass

Dentures FAQ 

A Personalized Approach to Replacing Missing Teeth

One of the biggest needs we fulfill for our patients is providing solutions for missing teeth.
The first question would be do you have any existing teeth in your upper or lower dental arch?
If the answer is YES, then we have to ask if they can be saved, and then how can the spaces be replaced?

  1. When teeth are missing, your options are a removable partial denture, dental implants with crowns, or bridges.
  2. We assess remaining teeth to see if they can be kept, and address any underlying issues such as decay and gum disease.
  3. Many teeth under assault from gum disease might be saved from extraction by laser gum treatment (LANAP™).
  4. A decision to keep teeth in place should ONLY be made if you are committed to routine dental maintenance both at home and in the dental office for LIFE.
  5. Whenever possible, we recommend trying to save existing teeth that have long-term possibilities.
  6. Please note that not all people are candidates for implantology.

Please click on each option below for more information:

Upper Arch Options

#1: Complete Denture

Complete DenturesA complete (full) denture relies on the support of underlying muscle and tissue to hold the appliance in position. A denture by itself is a great option for replacing missing facial support and will give you a very nice smile. This type of denture has some limitations. It does not prevent existing bone from disappearing, and you will experience reduced chewing efficiency. If a patient has good bone support, they can be satisfied with a complete upper full denture. If the ridge to support the upper denture is limited, sore areas can develop and the denture can easily come dislodged. As a patient ages, the bone in the dental arch often starts to erode, creating a difficult fit. As time goes on, bone disappears and the sinuses grow without teeth present. This makes adding dental implants a challenge, if not impossible. If you are considering dental implants, the optimal time is when there is still bone support.

#2: Complete Denture + Mini Implants

A complete denture with mini implants can be an economical way to attach a denture for support and improve the quality of life with the lower denture, but are more challenging on the upper arch because the bone there is softer. This requires more mini implants, and long-term success is not as great. They can be a solution where existing bone for placement or regular implants is limited.

#3: Complete Denture + 2 Regular Implants

A complete denture supported by a couple of regular implants – Adding a couple of implants to a denture can maintain some bone and increase chewing efficiency. This typically improves a patient's quality of life with their denture. Two implants can be an option for the upper arch, but it's is more successful in the lower arch, where bone is not as soft. Sometimes, however, there may be limited bone support and this may be the one of the only options available for the upper arch.

#4: Palateless Denture + Multiple Implants

A complete denture supported by 4-5 regular dental implants – Adding 4-5 implants can greatly improve denture retention and bone retention. If conditions are favorable, a palateless denture can be fabricated. This allows the patient's tongue to touch the upper palate. This results in greater satisfaction with an upper appliance and is a great advantage for patients who have a severe gag reflex, because it removes any part of a regular denture that would cause problems. Underlying bone support dictates location and placement. This option has significant advantages: it helps retain bone in the arch, improves retention, and improves chewing efficiency. For extra support, it is sometimes recommended to not remove the palate in the denture fabrication. This is something discussed in the dental office with the patient. This denture can be removed but when in the mouth feels like it is fixed.

#5: Palateless Denture + Precision Bar

A complete denture supported by 4-5 regular implants with a precision bar – This option features a precision milled bar that splints the implants together for extra support. The denture attaches to the bar for the most support and retention of any removable option. This denture can be removed but when in the mouth feels like it is fixed.

#6: Fixed Denture + Multiple Implants

A completely fixed denture – This option requires 4-6 implants. The main benefit is that the denture does not get removed. The downside is the need for very frequent maintenance. If one implant fails, the whole appliance could be affected. Additional issues could develop on the upper arch. Sometimes tissue lost around the fixed appliance affects speech patterns and esthetics.

Lower Arch Options

#1: Complete Denture

Custom Dentures Dentist Spring TXA complete denture relies on the support of underlying muscle and tissue to retain the appliance. A denture by itself is a great option for replacing missing facial support and will give you a very nice smile. Limitations include not preventing bone from disappearing, as well as a reduction in chewing efficiency. When a patient is in full upper and lower dentures, it's usually the lower denture they are least satisfied with because the tongue and other soft tissues may interfere with an optimum fit. Not enough ridge to support the lower denture can cause sore areas to develop. As a patient ages, the bone in the dental arch often starts to disappear, also resulting in a difficult fit. We recommend dental implants for the lower arch whenever possible, since the bone will only disappear as time goes on, resulting in compromised situation.

#2: Complete Denture + Mini Implants

A complete denture with mini implants can be an economical solution for support and improved quality of life with a lower denture. Mini implants can sometimes be placed where existing bone is too limited for regular implants, though the long-term success for regular implants is greater.

#3: Complete Denture + 2 Regular Implants

A complete denture supported by a couple of regular implants – Adding a couple of implants to a denture helps maintain bone and increase chewing efficiency. A patient is typically much happier with the quality of life with a denture when a couple of implants are added. Usually, implants are added on the lower arch where bone support for just two is more favorable without the softer bone of the upper arch.


#4: Palateless Denture + Multiple Implants

A complete denture supported by 4-5 regular implants – Adding 4-5 implants significantly improves both denture retention and bone retention. The underlying bone support determines placement and location. This option greatly helps retain bone in the arch, improves chewing efficiency, and improves retention. Many patients find this to be a very good option! This denture can be removed but when in the mouth feels like it is fixed.

#5: Palateless Denture + Precision Bar

A complete denture supported by 4-5 regular implants with a precision bar – This option attaches the denture over a precision milled bar that splints the implants together for extra support. Among removable options, this option provides the most support and retention. This denture feels fixed when it's in the mouth, but can be removed.

#6: Fixed Denture + Multiple Implants

A completely fixed denture requires 4-6 implants and has the main benefit of not being removed. Very frequent maintenance is required to maintain the appliance to prevent implant failure. One failed implant can affect the whole appliance. This appliance can only be removed by the dentist.

The Issue of Facial Collapse

The primary reason people start to look so much older when they lose their teeth is bone loss. Natural teeth stimulate the bone in the jaw, keeping it dense and healthy. When the teeth are lost, bone immediately starts to atrophy. As it melts away, it causes a variety of problems. Dental implants are the ideal solution to prevent facial collapse. The implant stimulates the jaw much like the original tooth did, keeping the jawbone healthy and whole. When implants aren't possible, it's vital that dentures fit well so they can do their part in preventing bone loss.

Learn more about dentures 

Don't live with missing teeth any longer! Call (281) 376-1214 for a no-obligation implant consultation today to discuss your options for restoring a complete, beautiful smile.

Advance Dentistry of Spring Texas

7000 Louetta Road, Suite A • Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-1214