Dentures are used to replace missing teeth for people who have lost all, or some of their natural teeth. These dentures are referred to as either “Complete Dentures” or “Partial Dentures“. Beautiful Dentistry Dentures will stand the test of time and provide an outstanding value for what they cost, lasting quite well with use up to an entire decade, provided they are given proper treatment.
Sometimes when you’re missing teeth, a denture is simply the best alternative to fill in spaces and keep you chewing effectively. There are several kinds of dentures, and we can work with you to choose the right one for your situation. There are Immediate Same Day Dentures, Partial Dentures, and Complete Dentures, also known as Full Dentures. Dentures can be removable, whereas others may opt for more permanent fixtures called Implants.
Why Choose Us for Your Treatment?
Dentures have an appearance of perfect natural teeth, and can improve your speech, smile, facial appearance, and ability to eat. However, dentures are not just for convenience and cosmetic purposes, they also prevent further damage to your teeth. It is very important to replace missing teeth to prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place. Missing teeth may also result in improper biting and chewing habits, behaviors which can compromise healthy teeth.
People can lose their teeth due to traumatic injury, periodontal disease (gum disease), or tooth decay. A Dentist can help address the problems which resulted in tooth loss, and help prevent additional complications once dentures are fitted.
Cost Of Procedure
The cost of dentures depends on several factors, including:
- The possible requirement of an additional procedure such as extractions of remaining teeth or oral surgery to refine bony ridges.
- The complexity of the removable denture that is required.
- Dental materials selected by the patient and the dentist. For example, highly cross-linked polymer denture teeth are more esthetic and do not wear as much as conventional plastic teeth and are more expensive. There are different metals that can be used in removable dentures that may also increase the cost.
Dentures typically can cost between $800 to $8000, and a visit to the Dentist is required to determine the scope of the work. Dentures are an inexpensive alternative to dental implants.
Dentures are covered under most dental insurance plans, but will have a replacement limit. Depending on the benefits included with your policy, a specific dollar amount will be covered for dentures and their prerequisite procedures. A consultation at Beautiful Dentistry includes a comprehensive treatment planning schedule which maximizes your insurance benefit, and makes the most financial sense for your dental goals.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If your employer provides Flexible Spending Accounts, your Denture and Denture Adhesive purchases are eligible tax-free expenses.
0% Interest Rate & No Fees Financing
Beautiful Dentistry Dentures can be financed through Beautiful Dentistry’s in-house program with CareCredit or SpringLeaf. If your dental bill is $500 or less, you can get 6 months same as cash at 0% interest and no fees. If your dental bill is up to $2000, you qualify for 12 months same as cash at 0% interest and no fees. Any procedures over $2000 qualify for 18 to 24 months of no interest and no fees financing based on the amount.
Preventing Gum Abrasions
Superficial gum injuries, particularly associated to encounters with crunchy, rough, or tough food, are common ailments for people with missing teeth.
Maintaining A Healthy Diet
Many food items which are essential for healthy living, such as cereal and crunchy vegetables, are off the menu for folks without dentures. Having a full set of teeth brings a healthy balanced diet back to the table.
Replacing Teeth In Poor Condition
There are some teeth you may be better off without. If you have severe gum disease, or your natural teeth are in poor condition (decay, fractures, or broken), cause atrocious pain, or suffer from chronic infections in root canals and cracked fillings, a Dentist may have to remove the problem teeth and replace them with dentures.
When you’ve lost one or more teeth, you have several alternatives to dentures:
- Delaying treatment
In some cases, bridges are an alternative to dentures. A dental bridge is attached to the teeth next to the space, and those teeth hold the the bridge in place and provide support.
An implant is a small titanium cylander that is placed into the bone of your jaw. It replaces the root of a missing tooth. An implant with a restoration placed on it could be used to fill in spaces. Implants can also help hold a new denture in place.
Unless you’re in a lot of pain, you might decide to leave your teeth as they are, atleast for now.But delaying treatment can be a risky alternative. If your teeth and gums are infected, they will never heal on their own. They’ll just keep getting worse. Infections of the teeth and gums can lead to further tooth loss and bone loss and can drag down your body’s immune system, affecting your entire body.
About The Procedure
The process of making a denture involves a series of appointments. Though the process varies depending on the case, it usually involves taking an impression. Models are made from the impressions and it’s on the models that the final dentures are fabricated in a dental lab. After several try-ins and adjustments, the denture is seated.
Adjusting To Your Dentures
Some temporary problems are a normal part of adjusting to a new denture. At first, it may seem bulky or tip when you chew. You may notice increased salivary flow. Your tongue may feel crowded and you may gag a little or have difficulty speaking. But don’t worry, as you get used to your new denture, these problems will go away. With time and practice, you’ll make the adjustment and be eating with confidence.
Your gums need a period of rest in order to remain healthy so don’t wear your dentures to bed at night.
Caring For Your Dentures
It’s important that your dentures, like natural teeth, be kept free from plaque and tartar. This prevents permanent staining and bad breath. Use a denture brush and one of the many commercial cleaning products to thoroughly clean all of the surfaces of your dentures at least once a day.
Use a Soft Bristled Toothbrush
Brush your remaining teeth as well as your tongue palate and gums. This not only removes plaque and keeps your breath fresh, it also massages your gums and stimulates circulation keeping your natural teeth and tissues healthy.
Removing Tough Stains and Tartar
Soaking your dentures in white vinegar for several hours will remove tough stains and tartar. After you’ve cleaned your dentures, always remember to rinse them in water before placing them in your mouth.
If your dentures have no metal parts you can soak them for 2-3 minutes in a diluted bleach solution to remove tough stains. Never soak your dentures in a cleaning agent for more than 15 minutes if they have no metal parts. Be sure to rinse them before placing them in your mouth.
Whenever they are out of your mouth your dentures should be washed and brushed with soapy water and stored in a container dry.
Beautiful Dentistry’s Warranty
Our warranty provides a 1 year denture replacement if a patient’s dentures are defective due to material workmanship, provided there are no indications of misuse and neglect. Beautiful Dentistry also offers 12 months of unlimited adjustments from the date of insertion.
Our promise to you is that our dentures and dental work we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you. And to make sure we keep that promise, the products we recommend and use are of the highest quality and incredibly durable.