Dentures are a great choice if you need a replacement for missing teeth. Dentures can restore the appearance of your smile and make it easier to eat and speak with full confidence. Board-certified dentist Dr. Robert Porter can create either partial or full removable dentures for residents in Richardson, TX and surrounding areas. Full dentures replace all the teeth in your lower arch, upper arch, or both compared to partial dentures that use some of your healthy, natural teeth to act as support. Dr. Porter also gives you the option of traditional removable dentures or implant-supported dentures. At Robert L. Porter Dentistry, we can help you determine whether partial or full as well as fixed or removable dentures are best for your specific needs, and then have your dentures custom made to look natural. Make an appointment with Dr. Porter to get more information about dentures.
"I've been seeing Dr. Porter for something close to 20 years at this point, and not once have I had a bad experience. They are all very professional and friendly, and have worked with me to keep all of my teeth."- M.Z. / Google / Dec 14, 2018
"Dr Porter and his staff are the best!! I am not an easy patient and they are always able to calm me down and make sure I am comfortable. I appreciate their patience more than they know. I highly recommend their practice!"- J.G. / Google / Nov 08, 2019
"Dr Porter is an amazing dentist. His patient's needs always comes first; I wouldn't trust my teeth to anyone else. Keep up the great work Doc!"- C.R. / Google / Jul 28, 2019
"Dr Porter is an amazing dentist. His patient's needs always comes first; I wouldn't trust my teeth to anyone else.Keep up the great work Doc!"- C.R. / Google / Jul 14, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr. Porter for 30+ years. Husband and wife team, his wife is the hygienist. They both do good quality work. Dr. Porter is very particular and is a master at cosmetic dentistry. The office is warm and friendly, as is their office manager. They are some of the nicest people I have ever known."- D.M. / Google / May 30, 2019
Best Candidates for Dentures
You could be an ideal candidate for dentures if you have suffered the loss of many teeth, but still have healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If you have some healthy natural teeth remaining, you may have the option of keeping them as support for a partial denture. During your consultation with Dr. Porter, he will assess your mouth and discuss your choices to fit your needs and budget. Dr. Porter will also help you decide between removable or implant-supported dentures.
What To Expect from Dentures
Whether you are getting implant dentures or conventional dentures, Dr. Porter will take impressions, which will help make your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be customized to blend with your remaining teeth for an attractive appearance. As soon as your dentures are crafted, Dr. Porter will adjust the fit so they are comfortable and secure. He will also go over the best way to clean and care for your new dentures.
You will have a follow-up visit with Dr. Porter to address any areas of the denture causing discomfort and recheck the balance of the bite. For removable dentures, you will need to clean your dentures with a toothbrush twice a day. When you take out your dentures, they need to be soaked so they don't dry out. Implant dentures should be cleaned just like your natural teeth with brushing and flossing. You should continue to attend exams and cleanings at Robert L. Porter Dentistry, so Dr. Porter can check the fit and wear of your dentures and the overall health of your mouth. He will discuss when you need to have your dentures replaced or repaired; however, with proper maintenance, your custom dentures can last for many years.
Insurance Coverage for Dentures
If you are using insurance, some of the expenses of your custom dentures will typically be covered. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine your exact coverage and personal expenses. During your consultation with Dr. Porter, he will customize your treatment so your dentures match your budget and needs. To help make your denture affordable with or without dental insurance, Robert L. Porter Dentistry takes several payment methods, including low-interest dental financing.
Enjoy the ability to confidently speak and eat when your smile is enhanced with removable or implant supported dentures. Board-certified dentist Dr. Porter is pleased to offer custom removable or implant partial and full dentures for his patients in Richardson, TX and surrounding areas. Learn more about how dentures can restore your smile by making an appointment at Robert L. Porter Dentistry.