Smile and Chew Again

If you feel self-conscious about your smile because of your missing teeth, chewing problems, and difficulty in speech, then removable dentures are a good option for you to get back your smile and dental function. At Longview Dental Family and Emergency Dental, we recommend removable dentures as a reliable, cost-effective, and natural-looking replacement option for one or more missing teeth. According to the American College of Prosthodontics, about 90% of Americans who have lost all teeth use dentures for tooth replacement.

 

  • 5 star review  These guys are great! The Doctor and Alma went above and beyond to meet all my needs! I was in and out within an hour! They made me as comfort as possible and did a great job! Thank you!

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    8/26/2020

    5 star review  Dr. Zaher and his staff are great! From my first contact with them, I felt they truly cared about my problem. They got me in promptly and I knew in that first visit what needed to be done. They're professional in every way and I highly recommend them. Do not hesitate if you need dental services. They'll take the very best care of you. Thank you, Dr. Zaher and support staff.

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    7/21/2020

    5 star review  So, I'm a single mother who works business hours and it's nearly impossible for me to get an appointment anywhere for my daughter without taking off work. I finally found this office and they are open SUCH unexpected and convenient hours. I was able to get an appointment for my daughter and not miss work. They were kind and helpful with my daughter, who is not a fan of doctors in general. She left skipping out of the office and that NEVER happens. These people are great! These people have my business in the future, that's for sure.

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    10/17/2020
  • 5 star review  Very friendly staff. I had a filling break loose and they got me right in. Highly recommend them to anyone.

    thumb Kelly Lindsey
    9/11/2020

    5 star review  Amazing dentist! Very attentive, and professional. Fixed a very deep cavity, and my tooth no longer hurts. I highly recommend.

    thumb Linda Camacho
    1/14/2020

    5 star review  Had to go in on a Sunday. Very friendly staff. The best dentist ever 😁. I am so happy with the experience, I would recommend him to everyone. A very nice guy.

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    9/20/2020
  • 5 star review  I don't like the dentist at all but with the help of Andrea everything went smother and fast dentist was amazing thank you all for such a good experience...I will be back for sure!!

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    1/15/2020

    5 star review  Greeted energetically by receptionist as you walk in. Dr. Zaher and staff explain everything in a way that's easy to understand. All procedures are discussed with multiple options so you can decide what you are comfortable with having done. Will definitely be going back for any work I need done.

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    8/08/2020

    5 star review  Dr. Adam is very thorough in explaining the procedure and costs. The prices are very reasonable, I just had my 4 wisdom teeth removed and I am healing great.

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    9/10/2020
  • 5 star review  I found myself visiting family, far from home, and in terrible pain from a stubborn toothache. I was able to be seen on a Saturday late afternoon and had a wonderful experience... even with needing a root canal and a crown. Dr was extremely helpful, gentle, and ensured a pain free service. I’m grateful for the speedy relief and excellent customer service. Highly recommend.

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    9/26/2020

    5 star review  I couldn't be more pleased with my experience. Dr. Adam and his staff are devoted to your care and comfort. Their modern up-to-date equipment and extended hours of service go above and beyond others in their field. I highly recommend them!

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    10/16/2020

    5 star review  Great experience with Dr. Zaher and Andrea! My father had to have all of his remaining teeth extracted in preparation for a complete set of dentures, and Dr. Zaher was efficient and pain-free—even with a whole mouth of teeth to extract. Both he and Andrea make their patients feel comfortable and welcome during stressful procedures and are more than willing to answer any questions concerning your care. If you need a dentist in Longview, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Zaher.

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    3/22/2020
  • 5 star review  The only place that would schedule me in the same day came all the way to the clinic just to do my extractions was very professional and very clean i drove all the way from arkansas and i got the best service!!

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    7/21/2020

    5 star review  I have to say this was probably one of the most plesant places I have been. They were very gentle with my emergency extraction. Highly reccomend this place. Everyone was so nice. I called at 8am and was out before 11am

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    8/21/2020

    5 star review  Longview Family and Emergency dental care has a beautiful office with an amazing staffs. Loved walking in there and feeling at home. Dr. Adam was so funny and understanding . He took his time to make me feel comfortable during the treatment. Would definitely recommend to anybody seeking dental needs 😊

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    1/19/2020
  • 5 star review  Alma and Dr. Adam are awesome! Super nice and did great work. Both were very comforting and professional. I will be coming back.

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    8/08/2020

    5 star review  I was extremely nervous about having one of my wisdom teeth removed, but he made me laugh and got my mind off of it. Super friendly staff!! Also love that they are open late and on weekends, that way I don't have to miss work when me or my family has an appointment. Very highly recommend!!! If I can work up the courage to get the other wisdom teeth removed, he will definitely be the one to do it!! 😄

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    2/01/2020

    5 star review  My mouth ways killing me. I am so thankful that Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care was open. Dr. Adam was super nice. He helped me out with my tooth pain. He was extremely professional.

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    9/07/2020
  • 5 star review  Longview Family and Emergency dental care has a beautiful office with an amazing staffs. Loved walking in there and feeling at home. Dr. Adam was so funny and understanding . He took his time to make me feel comfortable during the treatment. Would definitely recommend to anybody seeking dental needs 😊

    thumb Jennifer Winter
    1/19/2020

    5 star review  This was the most amazing place and people!! My husband was in extreme pain from a wisdom tooth. They got us in on a Saturday at 7:00 pm and took great care of everything. Plus they x-rayed my son, cleaned his teeth, filled multiple teeth, added sealants to a few. All for a great price. We will be back in 2 weeks for more work. The dentist, assistant and office staff are all amazing! We found our dental home!

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    5/31/2020

    5 star review  My husband had an tooth emergency on a Saturday morning. They got him right in and made his pain go away. Great customer service! Great one on one with the dentist. Great place. We will definitely keep them for our family dental needs. Thank y'all so much for everything!

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    3/06/2020
  • 5 star review  Super amazing!! Went at 8pm for severe pain in one of my upper right molars. They gave me the options, explained each one, and I had a quick and painless extraction. Definitely would recommend them to anyone. The dentist is nice and friendly and the staff were all really sweet as well 🙂

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    11/21/2020

    5 star review  Thank you all for the warm, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere during my visit. I broke a molar, and the office was able to squeeze me in. Dr. Zaher is an amazing dentist, extremely patient, easy to talk to, takes the time to know his patients. He is passionate about his job, takes his time to explain things to you thoroughly in a way that you understand, readily and happily answers all questions, and is just so knowledgeable about his profession and it shows in his work. I couldn't be more pleased with my experience — very friendly staff. Thanks to the whole staff at Long View Family and Emergency Dental care from a grateful new patient.

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    1/22/2020

    5 star review  I had a crown come out unexpectedly, and after regular business hours. They were able to see me immediately, and provided excellent and friendly care. I received very clear after care instructions, and I really appreciated that they took the time to explain everything and answer questions. I will definitely be back!

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    10/31/2020
  • 5 star review  Awesome treatment, helped when I was in pain. Even on a weekend.

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    9/03/2020

    5 star review  Everyone took great care of me, the office was clean, and they were all very supportive especially since i was nervous about getting my wisdom tooth removed. Overall great experience!

    thumb Kaycee Langford
    9/06/2020

    5 star review  I was looking for a dentist for a second opinion on a some dental issue I was having. I called Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care. Andrea was so empathetic and she told me that they believed in treating their patients like family. She set up an appointment for me right away. Dr. Adam tried to make me feel at home from the start. I didn't want to have a panoramic done because my insurance was not going to pay for that. He told me not to worry he wouldn't charge me but he needed it for his evaluation. He also took pictures of my teeth and took a lot of time explaining medically what the issues were. He was always kind and patient. I really appreciated that he regarded me as a collaborator in my dental care. He did some excellent work on my teeth that day. I would whole heartily recommend this practice to my friends and family with no hesitation.

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    2/21/2020
  • 5 star review  Just in awe! The staff is absolutely outstanding caring loving! And the assistant... wish I could remember her name! She was incredible!! Went in being terrified and they made it a point to make me feel good physically and emotionally! I am so thankful to have found this place! 4 teeth extracted 2 wisdom teeth and 2 molars and he did an amazing job! Thank you Dr. Adam! 🤎

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    10/16/2020

    5 star review  I really fell in love with this Dentist Office. When you walk in the atmosphere is great, friendly, homie place. I was in so much pain they seen me the same day. The doctor is so amazing and he has a heart for what he does and put your needs first. If you're looking for a great dentist check this office out. Even open on the weekends

    thumb Veronica Mills
    6/28/2020

    5 star review  My mouth ways killing me. I am so thankful that Longview Family and Emergency Dental Care was open. Dr. Adam was super nice. He helped me out with my tooth pain. He was extremely professional.

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    9/07/2020

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances that are used for replacing missing natural teeth. They rest on the oral soft tissues and jaw bone and gain their support from the healthy natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap.

 What are Different Types of Dentures?

Depending on the number of teeth they replace, dentures are of two main types; partial and complete. Partial dentures are appliances that are used for replacing one or more missing teeth in a jaw. They possess metallic extensions, known as the clasps, that encircle the tooth crown and provide retention and support to the dentures.

Complete dentures are used when there is no natural tooth remaining inside the jaw. These dentures rely on the underlying soft tissues and the contour of the jaw bone for their retention. The base of full dentures, which rests on the oral soft tissues is made of pink-colored acrylic resin, to match the color of the gums, while the artificial teeth are made from white acrylic resin.

Based on the method of preparation, there are three main types of dentures:

  • Conventional – this is the complete denture that is made after all existing teeth have been removed, and the soft tissues have healed completely. The process for
  • Immediate – for patients who cannot afford to wait while the healing of the tooth extraction site takes place, Dr. Adam may recommend immediate dentures that are inserted the same day when the remaining teeth are removed. We will take measurements and make impressions during your first visit. We will remove the teeth from the models that have to be extracted, and then prepare the dentures. As soon as the teeth are removed, we will insert the immediate dentures. Although you won’t have to live without your teeth during the healing phase, you may need to get your dentures relined replaced once complete healing has taken place.
  • Overdenture – if you have healthy remaining teeth, we can utilize them to provide better support for the dentures and to preserve the underlying bone. Such a prosthesis is known as an overdenture that rests over prepared teeth. Dental implants can also be used for supporting an overdenture.

How are Dentures Prepared?

Conventional dentures are normally prepared in multiple steps.

  • Consultation – first, we will perform a detailed examination of your oral cavity and look at the x-ray images and study models of your teeth. Our dentists will then prepare a customized treatment plan for you and suggest various options for replacing your missing teeth. At this stage, we will also answer your queries and guide you to choose the option which best suits your oral health needs, aesthetic requirements, and budget
  • Impression Making – during the next appointment, we will make impressions of your teeth and send them to the laboratory to prepare customized impression trays for the upper and lower jaws.
  • Bite Recording – during the next appointment, we will record your bite by using wax wafers. The bite is recorded to ensure that your artificial teeth are placed precisely at the same positions as your natural teeth.
  • Tooth Setup – after the bite has been recorded, we will then send it to the laboratory, where it will be placed on an articulator, a special device that mimics the upper and lower jaws. A dental technician will then attach the artificial teeth and carve a wax pattern of the dentures.
  • Trail-in – in the next appointment, we will ask you to wear the wax pattern to ensure that it has an optimal fit and esthetics. Once you and our dentists are satisfied, we will send it to the laboratory for the final processing and fabrication of the dentures.

During the final appointment, we will insert the dentures. Congratulations on getting your new set of teeth!

Looking After Your Dentures

You may feel slight discomfort during the initial few days, which should go away in a few weeks when the muscles of your mouth and the tongue become used to the new addition in the oral cavity. The American Dental Association recommends the following things to take care of your removable dentures:

  • Brushing and Cleaning – make sure you brush your dentures each day. There is no need to apply toothpaste; simply use a brush to remove the food particles. Brushing will also prevent artificial teeth from getting stained. Before you brush your dentures, rinse them in lukewarm water. Never use hot water as it can de-shape the dentures.
  • Avoid Hard and Sticky Foods – while wearing dentures, we do not recommend you eat sticky or hard foods. This is because hard foods may cause your dentures to break, while the sticky foods like raisins, caramel, and candies may dislodge the dentures.
  • Putting your Dentures in Water – when you are not wearing your dentures, you must keep them in water, or any denture cleaning solution. This will prevent their warpage.

 

Removable dentures restore not only your smile but also your self-confidence and ability to speak and eat without difficulty. But what if you accidentally drop and break your dentures? What if you have a broken clasp? Don’t worry, no matter what type of denture emergency you have, whether it’s the day, night, or even a weekend, the dental team at Longview Family and Emergency Dental is there to take care of all your general and emergency dental needs.

 Call Us For Inquiries

If you want to check out our procedures and other services, call us at (430) 625-7381 and schedule your appointment. We are available for all kinds of inquiries and questions. It is our pleasure to assist you at any moment.

Longview Family and Emergency Dental is the ultimate solution for all your dental needs. We also do all other kinds of dental procedures, so you can find our team whenever you need dental improvements.

With our careful selection of materials and our professional well experienced Dentists and the use of latest technology, we will provide you with the best solution according to your needs. Our procedures are highly effective and ensure complete satisfaction. If you need any kind of suggestion or a professional opinion about your future dental intervention, contact our team and tell us what you need to be done. We will be happy to assist.

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