If you have missing or damaged teeth, we can help. Replacement teeth, most popularly known as dentures, offer both aesthetic and functional benefits. They are a practical, cost-effective replacement option that helps you feel better about your smile.
If you are searching for affordable dentures, our team will assess your options and help you make the best decision for your budget and your oral health.
What are Dentures?
Dentures replace missing teeth. They also provide a comfortable and solid structure for chewing and speaking. Dentures come in full and partial configurations, depending on how many teeth you’re missing.
If you are missing several teeth, a row of teeth, or all of your teeth, dentures are a way to replace those teeth. You’ll look and feel better with a complete smile.
Dentures aren’t just aesthetic. They provide a solid foundation for chewing, speaking, and more.
It’s just as important to be able to speak and eat without concern as it is to like your smile when you look in the mirror.
We’ll help you choose the best option in dentures based on your needs and concerns.
What are the Different Types of Dentures?
Dentures have come a long way. No longer do you need to deal with a bulky, uncomfortable prosthetic device.
We determine the best option for you based on the number of teeth you are missing and where they are in your mouth. You’ll also want to consider your personal preferences and your budget. We’ll evaluate your current dental health situation and explain your options.
Those in need of dentures can choose from:
Full or complete dentures replace all of the teeth in the lower or upper part of your mouth.
Getting fitted for full dentures is a process. It begins with the extraction of the remaining teeth in the area where you’ll wear your dentures. While we wait for your gums to heal, we fit you for temporary dentures. This also ensures your gums take the proper shapes in your mouth so your permanent dentures fit properly.
Full dentures are available in permanent or removable options.
Once healed, we’ll permanently attach the full denture to the upper or lower jaw with implants or temporarily install removable dentures with adhesive.
Partial dentures are similar to full dentures but they place fewer teeth. These are artificial teeth attached to a bridge that attaches to surrounding teeth with clamps or clasps. This allows you to remove your dentures each night to clean them.
Flexible Partial Dentures
Flexible partial dentures are an even more comfortable option. These dentures do not require clamps or clasps. They are constructed of lightweight and flexible material that is custom designed to fit in your mouth and stay in place. They work and look like natural teeth, so you’ll be comfortable eating, speaking, and smiling.
Implant-support dentures or dental implants anchor dentures in place with devices implanted into your jaw bone. This offers the highest level of security and ensures dentures remain attached when you are eating, speaking, and smiling. Implants are as reliable as your natural teeth.
Dentures might require one or more implants depending on how many teeth you are replacing.
Removable implant-supported dentures clip onto a bar that’s attached to the implant or it uses a ball-and-socket structure to secure the appliance. You can remove and clean your dentures at night, which ensures they stay fresh and bright.
Permanently attached dentures stay in place with two or more implants that contain a few teeth or a complete row of teeth. As the name suggests, they are installed permanently. Many people find this option to be a more practical and convenient option for replacing their natural teeth.
What are Implant-Supported All-on-4® Dentures?
All-on-4 Dentures provide the best of both worlds. They are secure and reliable for biting and chewing, but you don’t need to worry about the denture process.
You also won’t need to worry about your teeth slipping or sliding out of place because they are secured with four implants on each arch. This is a great option for people who have had negative experiences with dentures in the past or for those who are new to dentures and they aren’t sure they are right for them.
What’s the Denture Installation Process?
Getting custom-fit dentures is a process. It begins with the removal of any teeth that are in the area of where your dentures will be worn. We’ll work with you to decide how many, if any, teeth need removal before beginning the denture process.
Once your mouth is prepped, we’ll take measurements and impressions. This gives us a model on which to design and customize your dentures.
If you are using implants, we’ll put those in place. It takes some time for your mouth to heal once they are placed, but once healed, we’ll fit your dentures. That’s it. Your smile is repaired and ready for eating, speaking, and loving your smile.
What’s the Cost of Dentures?
The cost of dentures varies depending on the style you choose and how much work is required to fit your dentures properly. If you are concerned about cost, we’ll work with you to determine which of the various options fits your budget best.
Some insurance plans cover the cost of dentures because they are needed for structural purposes.
What is a Soft Reline?
A soft denture reline makes sure your dentures fit snugly and comfortably. We use a soft, pliable material that fits between your gums and the denture to secure the device. Soft relines last up to two years and provide comfort and peace of mind.
Call Us to Schedule a Denture Consultation
If you’ve wondered if dentures are right for you or you are ready to discuss your options, give us a call. We offer a variety of affordable options for replacement teeth.