Also called: Dentures, Partial Dentures, Implants, Teeth in a Day, Crowns
Teeth can be lost due to extraction, injury, neglect or simply to wear and tear of age. If a tooth has been lost, it should be replaced to prevent other teeth from moving, thus compromising your bite and oral health. Missing teeth may affect your speech patterns, affect how you eat, and the way you bite may change, which alters the physics of your jaw. You also can lose bone if it is not protected.
There are several ways to replace missing teeth. Among the options the School of Dentistry offers to patients who need tooth replacement are:
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
Services at this clinic are performed at reduced prices because students are working under the supervision of board-certified dentists on faculty. The educational nature of the clinic requires extra time for appointments and the types of services offered depends on the training needed by students at that time.
Average Cost: 60 - 70% less than private practice
Appointment Time: 3-4 hour appointments
Education: Dental students under the guidance of faculty dentists
We offer comprehensive dental care performed by dental residents who have already received professional dental degrees and are completing advanced training under the supervision of dental faculty.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training
The Faculty Practice at UT Dentistry is staffed by licensed dentists who are also on faculty at the School of Dentistry. When you receive treatment by dentists from the School of Dentistry, you'll get services and expertise from seasoned professionals who also teach our future dentists. Our office has the feel of a private practice with the resources of a nationally recognized dental school.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Faculty dentists