For centuries, various types of denture-like prosthetics have been used to replace lost and badly diseased teeth. Tooth loss is a problem that has plagued human beings throughout history. Fortunately, today’s prosthetics allow patients to regain oral function and confidence because the materials used to make dentures, along with their precise craftsmanship, are incredibly advanced compared to dentures of the past. Our dentists at Advanced Smile Care understand that tooth loss is a devastating and sensitive problem that afflicts our community. We treat tooth loss with high-quality replacement teeth from a perspective of compassion and dignity.
Quality Custom Dentures
At Advanced Smile Care, we have an in-house laboratory to fabricate and repair dentures. This is of great convenience to our patients because they do not have to endure long wait times due to sending off specifications to off-site labs and the time it takes to transport prosthetics back and forth from other sites. It also allows for expedient repairs when dentures need to be relined or fixed after wear and tear.
To ensure proper fit and comfort, all dentures are custom made for each patient. For those requiring partial dentures, their custom construction is significant because certain teeth are being replaced to fit between retained biological teeth.
In the past, many people had concerns about dentures appearing natural. Today, however, dentures closely resemble natural teeth because materials such as porcelain to mimic teeth and pink tinted acrylics to resemble gingival tissue are used. This allows prosthetic teeth to blend seamlessly into the gum line.
Implant Supported Dentures
Another option for edentulous patients is to have dental implants secure their prosthetic teeth. Implant supported dentures offer an additional level of stability that cannot be achieved with conventional prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are anchored into the jawbone and when placed in strategic locations, can support a full arch of teeth. Implant supported dentures can increase oral function – especially among patients whose current dentures are ill fitting or those who have suffered from bone atrophy.
You don’t have to suffer with an incomplete smile. Our practice is here to help you regain your quality of life. To learn more about your tooth replacement options, call us today to reserve a consultation with one of our caring and experienced dentists.
How much do dentures cost?
Dentures are a cost effective way to address tooth loss – especially among edentulous patients. The cost of dentures per patient varies depending on a person’s situation and if they have dental insurance. Since dental coverage varies among patients as well, this can obviously affect price. For questions about price, our financial coordinator can provide estimates on your treatment costs and file insurance claims on your behalf.
Cost of dentures without insurance?
Without insurance, patients will pay for their treatment out of pocket. The price of dentures will vary based on the type of denture a patient requires. It is important that patients understand that all dentures are custom made, on-site in our dental laboratory. Whether a patient receives a partial or full denture, each one is made for a specific person. For instance, partial dentures are made to replace specific missing teeth throughout the mouth. The custom nature of dentures is reflected in their price. For guests who do not have insurance, our office offers no interest financing options.
What are the different types of dentures?
There two main types of dentures: partials, which fit alongside biological teeth and replace adjacent missing teeth and full dentures, which replace a full arch of lost teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. In addition to full and partial dentures, replacement teeth may also be anchored to dental implants to create a permanent denture.
How often should dentures be replaced?
While dentures are made from durable materials, they will require relining or replacement eventually. The frequency that dentures may require replacement or repair depends on the needs of a patient. For instance, denture wearers typically suffer from bone atrophy. Some patients may experience more rapid bone deterioration than others.
What are permanent dentures?
Permanent dentures are secured to titanium prosthetics called dental implants, which are embedded into the jawbone. Also known as implant-supported dentures, this method of securing replacement teeth to implants is ideal for patients who want to increase the stability and functionality of their dentures. Dental implants are small metal posts that function like the roots of teeth. Since they draw on support from the jawbone, they will hold dentures in place so that patients can enjoy restored oral function.
What are partial dentures?
Unlike a full denture that replaces a full arch of teeth, a partial denture is used to fit alongside biological teeth. Partials will only replace teeth that are missing in either the upper or lower jaw. They attach to the backsides of natural teeth through a clasping mechanism and give the appearance of a complete smile. Partials may replace a few teeth in a row and/or teeth missing throughout the arch. They are custom made so that they will fit easily between adjacent biological teeth.