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Dentures

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Looking for the least expensive way to replace all your upper or lower teeth?

Traditional dentures are the least expensive way to replace all the teeth in an arch. While most people dread dentures because it’s a sign of getting older, everyone agrees that removing dead and dying teeth and cleaning up infection improves overall health and creates a more confident smile.

 

Benefits:

  • Low Cost: It’s the least expensive way to replace a full arch of teeth.
  • A Full Mouth Solution: They provide a full arch of teeth for chewing and smiling.
  • Beautiful Esthetics with New Teeth: They can be designed with your ideal smile in mind, whether your ideal smile was what you used to have or a smile you always wished you’d had.
  • No More Toothaches: No more teeth means no more toothaches!
  • Boosted Confidence: A smile full of teeth feels great after a mouthful of broken down and missing teeth.
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So Why Doesn’t Everyone Choose Dentures?

Dentures are inexpensive and look great when they are well designed, but they also create inconvenient issues that not everyone is willing to put up with.

  • Bone Loss: Without teeth or implants, bone continually resorbs leaving continually less support for the denture.
  • Gum Sores: Gums absorb all the pressure of chewing and this can be uncomfortable and cause painful gum sores.
  • Mouth Infections: Dentures can cause yeast and bacterial infections in the mouth.
  • Altered Facial Appearance: Bone loss in jaws without teeth causes jaws to shorten, leaving extra skin to wrinkle and causing a collapsed old man appearance.
  • Dentures Move: They always have some degree of mobility. They wiggle and wobble during chewing and speech. As bone loss progresses, the mobility increases.
  • Changed Speech: Their mobility can change how people speak. Teeth are a big part of how we make certain sounds, so moving teeth change how we say some words.
  • Difficulty Eating: To effectively bite into something hard or chewy, teeth have to be immobile. The ever-present wiggle of denture teeth makes it more difficult to eat hard or chewy foods like steak or grilled chicken, raw fruits and vegetables, beef jerky or sweets like taffy.
  • A Less Healthy Diet: Because chewing gets more challenging, dentures make peoples’ diets shift toward more soft foods. This shift favors starchy, high-carb, processed foods and limits nutrient rich fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Premature Aging: Dentures change appearance, diet, and speech making people look older and feel older.
  • Psychological Price: Anytime people have to remove their teeth at night it impacts how they feel about themselves. This effect combined with the ways that dentures speed aging, change facial appearance and affect speech mean that dentures often have a more powerful negative impact on patients than partial dentures.

Can’t We Fix These Problems Somehow?

Yes, we can. Converting a regular denture to an Implant Overdenture stabilizes the denture, eliminating rock and taking the pressure off the gums. This makes it easier to eat a healthy diet and talk normally. The implants also slow bone loss. The simple step of stabilizing the denture and slowing bone loss reduces all the of the negatives mentioned above with the exception of the psychological price of removable teeth. (In order to eliminate the negative psychological impact of removable teeth, the removable denture has to be replaced with a fixed bridge called ‘All-on-4’) Click here to learn more about what’s involved in getting an overdenture or All-on-4 on our implant services page.

Implant Stabilized Overdenture by Dr. Bec

But I Can’t Afford Anything BUT Dentures!

When money is tight, it can be really frustrating to hear a dentist telling you that dentures, the only option you can afford, are difficult. If this is your situation, don’t lose hope. When implants seem out of the question for a patient, I remind them of three things:

  1. A denture is ALWAYS healthier than infected teeth or no teeth.
  2. You can add implants later: Get your denture now so that your mouth can heal and you can chew. Save your money for the implants. Even having as few as two implants can stabilize a denture dramatically.
  3. Implants are not always as expensive as people imagine. Our office partners with several banking institutions to provide our patients with lending options. Payments plans make treatment today possible.
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Overdenture with Two Implants by Dr. Bec

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Awesome Friendly Staff

Awesome friendly staff. Everything was explained step by step. Katie and Alex made me feel comfortable they made sure all my questions were answered. Dr Bec, the best dentist I have ever had. I will highly recommend this awesome place to friends and family.

Amalia R.

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2019-03-19T19:21:53-05:00

Amalia R.

Awesome friendly staff. Everything was explained step by step. Katie and Alex made me feel comfortable they made sure all my questions were answered. Dr Bec, the best dentist I have ever had. I will highly recommend this awesome place to friends and family.

High Level of Care

I came to Alamo Dental Health because of Groupon but will be making them "my dentist" because of the level of care. The doctor and staff were thorough and professional; I felt they cared for me as a person and a patient. After dentist hopping for the last two years I am glad to have found Alamo Dental Health. I highly recommend them!

Missy H.

Alamo Dental Health
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2019-03-19T19:23:06-05:00

Missy H.

I came to Alamo Dental Health because of Groupon but will be making them "my dentist" because of the level of care. The doctor and staff were thorough and professional; I felt they cared for me as a person and a patient. After dentist hopping for the last two years I am glad to have found Alamo Dental Health. I highly recommend them!

Straightforward and Knowledgable

Dr. Bec was very friendly and answered all my questions in a straightforward manner, so it was one of the few times I didn't feel awkward about asking about my dental concerns. The staff was very friendly also.
I would highly recommend giving this place a try if you are on the hunt (like I was) for a new dentist.

Janessa Z.

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2019-03-19T19:26:12-05:00

Janessa Z.

Dr. Bec was very friendly and answered all my questions in a straightforward manner, so it was one of the few times I didn't feel awkward about asking about my dental concerns. The staff was very friendly also. I would highly recommend giving this place a try if you are on the hunt (like I was) for a new dentist.

Friendly and Caring

Dr. Bec and everyone else at this office are both friendly and caring! I had major problems and required my upper teeth to be pulled and implants to be installed along with an attached upper denture to be fitted. It was quite a process and they took care of me from beginning to end with no complaints from me! They were incredible and I have nothing but good things to say about all of them! Dr Bec will be my dentist for life! Thank you all very much for the smile you gave back to me!

David M.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:22:26-05:00

David M.

Dr. Bec and everyone else at this office are both friendly and caring! I had major problems and required my upper teeth to be pulled and implants to be installed along with an attached upper denture to be fitted. It was quite a process and they took care of me from beginning to end with no complaints from me! They were incredible and I have nothing but good things to say about all of them! Dr Bec will be my dentist for life! Thank you all very much for the smile you gave back to me!

Extremely Friendly Staff

Extremely friendly staff! I went in for an exam and cleaning. I am very pleased with my experience from start to finish. Liz did the cleaning on my teeth. I have anxiety around cleanings, she made sure I was comfortable the entire time. She kept a conversation going, it completely eased my anxiety. Thank you!

Jamie J.

Alamo Dental Health
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2019-03-19T19:20:09-05:00

Jamie J.

Extremely friendly staff! I went in for an exam and cleaning. I am very pleased with my experience from start to finish. Liz did the cleaning on my teeth. I have anxiety around cleanings, she made sure I was comfortable the entire time. She kept a conversation going, it completely eased my anxiety. Thank you!

Friendly and Courteous Service

Dr Bec and his staff are Awesome. Dr. Bec's patience and understanding help the patient relax prior to to procedure. Friendly and courteous service always.

Irma Y.

Alamo Dental Health
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2019-03-19T19:24:25-05:00

Irma Y.

Dr Bec and his staff are Awesome. Dr. Bec's patience and understanding help the patient relax prior to to procedure. Friendly and courteous service always.

Enjoyable Experience

My first time to have dental work done outside of a traditional cleaning. Dr. Beck's professionalism and expertise made it a very enjoyable experience. His front desk staff is always welcoming to each patient. I highly recommend for all dental necessities.

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2019-03-19T19:25:28-05:00

Dr. B Pounds

My first time to have dental work done outside of a traditional cleaning. Dr. Beck's professionalism and expertise made it a very enjoyable experience. His front desk staff is always welcoming to each patient. I highly recommend for all dental necessities.

They Truly Care

Dr Bec truly cares about his patients. I am treated like family, which is something you do not experience much anymore. I would never consider going anywhere else.

Steve A.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:15:23-05:00

Steve A.

Dr Bec truly cares about his patients. I am treated like family, which is something you do not experience much anymore. I would never consider going anywhere else.

Staff is Awesome

Staff is awesome! Dr. Bec is a NERD!! In a good way of course, as you would want all your doctors to be. Everyone who works here is so friendly and are very patient in answering my 1000 questions. I'm looking forward to seeing my new and improved smile at the end of my treatment :)

Jazz C.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-03-19T19:28:22-05:00

Jazz C.

Staff is awesome! Dr. Bec is a NERD!! In a good way of course, as you would want all your doctors to be. Everyone who works here is so friendly and are very patient in answering my 1000 questions. I'm looking forward to seeing my new and improved smile at the end of my treatment :)

Knowledgeable and Nice People

I'd like to recommend Dr. John Bec and his entire staff for one of the best patient experiences that I've ever had. I was in for an emergency with an acute pain on my teeth and they treated me immediately. I was also impressed with the systematization of their processes, which I'm sure, contributed to the excellent service. 2 thumbs up for these knowledgeable and nice people!

Maria B.

Alamo Dental Health
5
2019-02-06T21:53:59-06:00

Maria B.

I'd like to recommend Dr. John Bec and his entire staff for one of the best patient experiences that I've ever had. I was in for an emergency with an acute pain on my teeth and they treated me immediately. I was also impressed with the systematization of their processes, which I'm sure, contributed to the excellent service. 2 thumbs up for these knowledgeable and nice people!
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