About Removable Dentures
There are numerous factors that can lead to teeth loss, including gum disease, tooth decay, injury to the mouth, and not practicing healthy oral hygiene routines. Dentures offer those patients without teeth a way to improve the aesthetic appearance and functionality of their mouth. Dr. Neela Patel of Houston Heights Dentistry uses custom-made full and partial dentures to enhance her patients' smiles. Partial dentures may be used to replace several, but not all, missing teeth, and is an alternative to a permanent solution like a bridge or implant. Complete dentures replace all of the upper and/or lower teeth. Unlike implant-supported dentures, regular dentures are stabilized by adhesives. Made of high-quality materials, dentures are created to feel and appear as natural as possible.
"Dr. Neela Patel and staff are wonderful. I've been going here for 20 years and even though it is out of the way from my work and home it's worth the drive."- D.A. / Google / Sep 18, 2018
"Excellent dental care! The entire staff is professional and so kind and welcoming. Thanks for a great dental experience ."- J.T. / SmileReminder / Jul 03, 2019
"Have been with Dr Patel for many years and have been a happy patient.My son had a freak accident late one night that injured his mouth and front teeth. I called dr Patel’s business line expecting to leave a message. To my surprise Dr. Patel answered the phone told us what to do, until we could get there 1st thing in the morning. All me experiences have been great. She is a wonderful dentist who is very caring."- M.B. / SmileReminder / Jun 04, 2019
"Chipped tooth repair - I had my first visit with the team at HHD today, and I was blown away with how great Neela and her team are! Much like everyone else, I have major anxiety visiting the dentist, but everyone there made me feel calm and comfortable. I chipped a large chunk of my front tooth off this weekend, and like magic, they took care of me in no time and you can not even tell that half of my tooth was missing! I am so happy to have visited today!! I highly recommend Neela and her team!"- R.K. / SmileReminder / May 07, 2019
"This staff is amazing... awesome group of indiv... - This staff is amazing... awesome group of individuals. Only dentist I've gone to since high school."- M.W. / SmileReminder / May 05, 2019
What to Expect
The procedure for dentures starts with Dr. Patel preparing the patient's mouth, which may include extracting some remaining teeth in the case of a full denture. After the mouth is prepared, physical impressions will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where custom dentures will be created. While the permanent dentures are being created, Dr. Patel may fabricate temporary dentures to wear. When the custom dentures are completed, they will be adjusted as needed to give you your most comfortable and secure fit possible. Typically, a follow-up appointment after your dentures are first fitted is made so they can be checked and adjusted.
Care instructions for dentures will be provided by Dr. Patel to help you keep your dentures clean and in good condition. Removable dentures can last 2 – 10 years with proper care, including regular dental exams as often as recommended by Dr. Patel to check the wear of your dentures and the health of your gums and mouth.
Complete and partial dentures are usually covered at least in part by dental insurance - typically no more than 50% of in-network fees. Our office will contact your insurance company to calculate what your insurance will pay and your personal cost. Please talk to our staff about what payments are accepted by our office and what financing plans are available.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are having trouble speaking and chewing because of missing teeth, full or partial custom dentures can restore the appearance and function of your teeth. All dentures are uniquely created with the materials, colors, size, and shapes needed to match your mouth and face to give you your best fit and an attractive, natural-looking smile. Contact our team at Houston Heights Dentistry to schedule your consultation.