Removable and Permanent Dentures in El Paso, TX

Dentures of all kinds provide an affordable solution for replacing missing teeth.


Affordable Dentures and Implants

Missing teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile, they can also affect your general health. The jaw structure of a patient with missing teeth will be altered over time, leading to facial deformity and other teeth are put at risk of decay.

However, dentures can be the solution for patients missing just a few teeth or an entire row. At Mesa Street Dental, we offer several different types of dentures including immediate, removable, and permanent dentures to best suit your needs. Schedule a free consultation with our El Paso, TX denture specialist.

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Types of Dentures Offered at Our El Paso Office

Not all dentures are created the same, although they do serve the same purpose of replacing teeth. Each type also uses advanced dental technology to create a plastic base that sits over the gums and a set of natural-looking prosthetic teeth. Traditionally, dentures are removable but Mesa Street Dental also offers fixed options. Make an appointment with a dentist who specializes in dentures and call our El Paso office today.

Immediate (also known as temporary) dentures are put in your mouth as a tooth replacement the same day you have an extraction. The muscles, gums, and bone where teeth once were situated will shift and change so temporary dentures maintain the shape of the mouth. Immediate dentures offer our El Paso patients temporary replacement teeth during this period to protect the gums and begin adjusting to prosthetic teeth until permanent dentures have been created. teeth until permanent dentures have been created.

Permanent dentures will be more carefully fitted than immediate dentures. They rest on the gum line and, as “removable” suggests, can be taken out if needed, although they are considered permanent. Because they can be detached, removable dentures can sometimes move around without a firm attachment. However, when fitted well and sized properly, the suctioning that adheres removable dentures to the jawbone should keep them in place. Removable dentures are a quick and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth.


Permanent dentures may also be anchored more securely using dental implants. Not only do implants keep permanent dentures more steady when eating or speaking, they also prevent deterioration of the jawbone. As a denture specialist, we are proud to offer patients both affordable dentures and implants at our dental office in El Paso, TX to preserve facial structure and provide replacement teeth with greater functionality.

From these two types of dentures, stem the remaining subsets.

Partial dentures replace only a few missing teeth rather than a full row of missing teeth, which would be considered full dentures. Both kinds can be constructed for immediate and permanent use.
Upper dentures replace the top row of teeth and cover the roof of a patient’s mouth, otherwise known as the palate. Lower dentures replace the bottom row of teeth and contain no such cover in order for the tongue to move freely.

For more information regarding the types of immediate dentures and removable permanent and removable dentures available to you, meet with El Paso’s denture specialist, Dr. Harrell at Mesa Street Dental. Let’s find the best replacement for your missing teeth to complete your smile!

Denture FAQs

As the name suggests, temporary dentures are not made for long-term use. They are created to protect the gums and maintain face shape the same day a tooth or teeth are extracted. On average, temporary dentures will be worn for about 6 months while your custom, permanent dentures are being made.
There are several different types of dentures but the majority are removable, meaning the patient can take them out. Implants are permanent and secured in the jawbone meaning that they cannot be removed e.g. for cleaning. There are some cases in which permanent dentures can also be attached to implants so in those cases there is not much difference.

When you have your dentures fitted by a dentist who specializes in dentures, they will fit snugly on your gums and should not cause you any issues. Over time, it’s natural that they may loosen due to daily wear or loss of bone density in the jaw. If this is the case, please contact your El Paso denture specialist at Mesa Street Dental. Dr. Harrell will assess the state of your dentures and provide advice on increasing their longevity.

Just as with your regular teeth, dentures need to be cleaned every night. Maintaining good oral hygiene with your dentures is very important not only for your mouth and overall health but also for the lifespan of your dentures. Your El Paso denture specialist will provide you with information on how to best look after your temporary or permanent dentures.
This one’s easy! Call Mesa Street Dental and we’ll be happy to set you up for a consultation.