Missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures can cast a shadow over your day-to-day life. When you talk. When you smile. When you eat.
Let custom-designed dentures from Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry in Amarillo, TX, restore your dental function and self-esteem.
You have a range of denture options to enhance your quality of life. Take a look at what's possible when you work with us.
How Dentures Work
Dentures are a method of replacing a person's missing teeth. Partial dentures can replace many missing teeth while full dentures help replace an entire dental arch. Both full and partial dentures can be anchored in place thanks to dental implants.
Today's dentures are a wonderful option for patients looking to restore their smiles. Tyler L. Pendergrass, DDS and Eric S. Wilkie, DDS in Amarillo, TX, use premium materials to create dentures that look just like your natural teeth while also restoring your ability to chew and talk clearly.
Different Types of Denture Options
Traditional full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are designed to replace a full arch of teeth. The restoration simply rests on your gums and can be easily removed for nightly cleaning and to allow your gums to rest. This type of denture is held in place by natural suction and dental adhesive, if needed.
If you are missing several teeth in a row, a partial denture is an appropriate dental solution. Partial dentures are removable and typically attached to neighboring teeth with dental clasps for stability. However, our Amarillo, TX, practice also offers Valplast® Flexible Partials that don't require clasps and move naturally with your mouth.
Implant-supported dentures are the preferred dental solution for missing teeth at our Amarillo practice. These are held in place by titanium posts inserted into your jawbone. Dental implants securely support the restoration so it never slips. An added benefit is that the posts act as tooth roots and help maintain the health of your jawbone. Implants can be used to support a single-tooth crown, a dental bridge, or a full-arch denture.
Are You Looking to Replace Missing Teeth? Get in Touch With Our Dentists Today
Tooth loss is a common condition. If you are looking for solutions, request a consultation with the dentists at Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry in Amarillo, TX, to learn what's possible for your smile.
Whether you prefer traditional dentures or want the security of a restoration held in place by dental implants, we can tailor your dentures to your individual needs and your budget.
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How Common Are Dentures? More People Wear Dentures Than You May Realize
In 2020, nearly 41 million Americans
reported wearing full or partial dentures.
Premium Dentures To Meet Your Dental Needs
Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry offers premium denture materials so that you can enjoy optimal oral health and smile aesthetics. This includes Valplast Flexible Partials that can easily be removed and Portrait IPN full dentures for natural-looking results and long-term durability.
Traditional vs. Implant Dentures A Closer Look at the Difference
How Implant-Supported Dentures Affect Your Oral & General Health
While traditional dentures can be a great treatment option, the long-term benefits are not as robust when compared with implant-supported restorations.
Bone Atrophy Risks
Traditional dentures cannot prevent bone loss, one thing that is vital for your continued jaw health. In fact, the constant pressure they apply to gum tissue can actually hasten the loss of bone. Over time, jawbone loss can affect the stability of any remaining teeth as well as your appearance. As your jaw continues to deteriorate, the lower third of your face can change in appearance, making you look older than you are.
Preventing Bone Loss
Implant-supported dentures not only give you a secure smile you will enjoy sharing, but the dental implants themselves preserve the bone in your jaw and maintain a more youthful look. Like natural tooth roots, they stimulate the jaw, encouraging your body to regrow bone and maintain the strength and stability of your facial structure. Implants also ensure your restorations will never embarrass you by slipping or falling out.
"Friendly, courteous, and professional" Our Dentists Care About Their Patients
"The appointment was easy to schedule and onboarding was quick and efficient. The staff was extremely friendly, courteous, and professional. I would easily recommend Dr. Wilkie and Dr. Pendergrass to everyone." Lincoln Foster
How Much Will My Dentures Cost?
The price of your care will depend on the type of dentures you choose. You have several denture options to choose from at Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry in Amarillo, TX. We'll work closely with you to find a solution that fits your budget and personal goals.
Traditional Dentures Cost
Traditional removable dentures are typically the most affordable option. Unlike restorations of years past, modern dentistry allows us to craft dentures with a more precise fit so they look and feel like your natural teeth. However, you should expect to periodically have your removable dentures relined and refitted, and eventually replaced.
Implant Dentures Cost
While more expensive, implant-supported restorations help prevent your jaw from deteriorating and making you look older than you are. In addition, with proper care, implants can last a lifetime, but the restoration attached to the posts will need to be periodically replaced. Many patients find the convenience and reliability of implants worth the extra investment.
When Making an Investment
in Your Oral Health...
It's Important to Read the Fine Print
Our team understands that dentures are an important investment for our Amarillo and Texas Panhandle patients. That's why, just as with any investment, we recommend you read the fine print when comparing pricing from different practices. You want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples to avoid disappointment about the final price or quality. When researching affordable dentures, make sure you consider:
What's the Total Price?
Be sure to find out which services are included with your dentures. Is that lower advertised price just to get you in the door, but then it quickly starts to balloon? Does the initial price accurately reflect the overall cost? Will the restoration be made from quality materials so it lasts a long time?
Working With a Team You Can Trust
As local dentists, we value each and every patient. This is our community, and we are committed to doing all we can to ensure we live up to your trust, including giving you the full story about pricing.
Once we are able to provide you with a personalized estimate, we can determine which costs, if any, are covered by your dental insurance. Implants, for example, are typically not covered, but restorations are.
Our Amarillo office accepts a range of insurance plans and will work to maximize your coverage. CareCredit financing can be used to break up the remaining portion into manageable monthly payments so you can enjoy a beautifully restored smile on any budget.
Living With Tooth Loss? We're Here to Help Dental Care That Fits Your Budget and Needs
Living with tooth loss can make eating and speaking difficult. Fortunately, dentures can help restore your oral function and transform your quality of life. With complete dentures, partial dentures, conventional full dentures, and implant-supported dentures, we have a range of treatment options to address all levels of tooth loss and allow you to smile with confidence once more.
Start your journey to a beautifully restored smile by contacting us online or calling our Amarillo dental practice:
"I recommend this practice enthusiastically." Hear From Satisfied Patients in and Around Amarillo, TX
Dr. Pendergrass and his staff go way above and beyond! I'm pretty sure Dr. Pendergrass is the most caring, best dentist in the US, maybe the world! I would highly recommend his office.
I've been a patient at Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry for many, many years. I can't think of a better, more efficient and friendly dental firm. Dentists and techs there are well-trained, thorough, and dedicated to service. I recommend this outstanding practice enthusiastically.
Am I a Candidate for Dentures?
Have missing teeth
Dentures are a restorative treatment option that can address multiple types of tooth loss, including complete tooth loss, partial tooth loss, or multiple isolated areas of tooth loss.
Have teeth that require extraction
If you have compromised teeth that cannot be repaired, we can perform gentle extraction and replace them with full or partial dentures.
Are in good oral health
If you have existing tooth decay or gum disease, it must be addressed before you can qualify for dentures. This is to ensure a healthy foundation for your new restoration.
A Denture Treatment Timeline What You Can Expect When You Turn to Us for Dentures
We are partnered with a high-quality dental lab that hand-finishes their dental restorations. After impressions are made, your new denture will be ready in about two weeks.
Discover If Dentures Are Right for You Contact Our Amarillo Dental Care Team Today
If you’re wondering whether you qualify for traditional or implant-supported dentures, turn to our Amarillo practice for answers. We have everything you need to revitalize the form and function of your mouth. Our dentists can recommend the best option to help you speak, and, and smile with confidence once again.
Remember, false teeth don't have to look fake. Thanks to our premium approach to dentistry, your restored smile won't look like a set of artificial teeth.
For more information on your candidacy and treatment options, get in touch with us today.
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"Great experience! Everyone was very nice from walking in the door and through the whole time being there. The wait was not long and the dentist came in a timely manner! Overall, very satisfied and will definitely be staying!" Alisa Coronado
Denture Lifespan How Long Do They Last?
Dentures are designed to last anywhere from 7–10 years before they typically need to be replaced. It's important that patients practice good oral hygiene to prolong the life of their dentures.
Denture Care Tips
Caring for dentures is similar to caring for natural teeth. Here is some advice for proper oral care while wearing dentures.
- Rinse After Eating - Be sure to rinse your removable dentures with water after meals to help keep them clean throughout the day. This also helps prevent bad breath.
- Brush Daily - Brush your dentures daily with a denture brush or soft-bristled toothbrush to remove denture adhesive, food particles, and plaque buildup. Use a non-abrasive soap or denture paste, as regular toothpaste is too abrasive.
- Clean Your Gums - With your dentures out, clean your gumline, cheeks, tongue, and roof of your mouth. This helps eliminate oral bacteria and stray food particles that can cause gum disease.
- Soaking and Cleansing - Remove your dentures before sleep and soak your dentures overnight. You can also use a denture cleansing solution to help aid in overall hygiene.
Need Denture Repair or Replacement? Our Amarillo Dental Center Is Here to Help
If you have a damaged or worn-down denture, you can count on the team at Pendergrass and Wilkie Dentistry. We work with a dental lab for repairs and other fixes. Turn to our dentists if you need to reline conventional permanent dentures, fix your removable partial dentures, or replace your implant-retained denture.
Contact our dentistry practice in Amarillo today to learn more.
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The staff and Dr. Wilkie went out of their way to do everything they could do to work me in for needed dental work while accommodating for my other special healthcare needs. I would highly recommend them.View On Google
Can I sleep in my dentures?
While you can wear your dentures overnight, our dentists recommend removing them before you go to bed. This gives your gums and jawbone a chance to rest after supporting your dentures all day. If you do wear your dentures at night, it is important to take the time to properly clean both your mouth and your restoration before sleep. You should never wear your dentures for more than 24 hours without a proper cleaning.
Can I eat normally with dentures?
While it may take a little time to get used to eating with dentures, once you do, you should be able to eat most foods normally. For traditional dentures, a dab of denture adhesive can help stabilize the restoration and make eating hard or sticky foods easier. Implant-supported denture patients have no restrictions and can confidently eat steak, apples, and more. You should avoid chewing gum frequently, as it can stick to the denture material and cause damage.
How do you know when it's time to reline dentures?
When you notice that your traditional denture is no longer fitting as it should, it may be time to refit the base of your restoration. This is typically done every one to two years. Our dentists can perform a reline to give your dentures a tighter, more stable fit. We do not recommend attempting to reline your dentures with over-the-counter kits. If you suspect you need a reline, rebase, or repair, contact us and we will be glad to help.
Happy to Answer Your Questions Patient Education Fuels Our General Dentistry Approach
"I always have a great experience at their office. The people are friendly and very helpful. If I have a question, I always get an answer! Thank you all for always being the best!" Marvin Wilson