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Dentures: What Are They?
If you have teeth that are missing or weak, you can regain a confident, functional smile with dentures. A denture is an appliance that features artificial teeth attached to a removable plate. Some denture styles may be permanently fixed in place with implants. Please contact our dental office to learn more about affordable quality dentures.
Types of Dentures
Today, there is a wide variety of dentures for dentists and their patients to choose from. There’s no reason to put up with missing or weakened teeth that interfere with your everyday life. Contact our dental office for a consultation to learn more about the denture that’s right for you.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you need to replace a full arch of teeth, a full denture is the denture type that you would choose. If only some of your teeth are missing, a partial denture can be used to fill in the spaces left by missing teeth.
Flexible Partial Dentures
A regular partial denture features artificial teeth supported by a rigid base, usually made of metal. That rigid base has some notable benefits, like keeping the remaining teeth from moving out of place, but it may also be difficult for some people to tolerate. In that case, a flexible partial denture can be an excellent choice. A flexible partial denture has a base that’s made from a pliable material, such as vinyl. It is not only comfortable, but it can also look more natural.
A standard denture rests on the gums when you wear it. On the other hand, an implant-supported denture rests on dental implants. This means you don’t have to be concerned about your denture sliding out of place while you are eating or speaking. To find out if you’re a candidate for a removable implant-supported denture, please call our office at your convenience.
All on four dentures employ just four dental implants to attach and secure a full denture. This can be a great alternative to full-mouth reconstruction with implants. It usually costs less and takes less time to achieve, but the patient will receive the benefits of dental implants, such as a more secure tooth platform and less bone loss from the jaw.
Is Getting Dentures a Long Process?
Your first appointment with one of our dentists will be spent gathering information about your patient history, addressing concerns and clarifying expectations for your smile. Once a full mouth and jawbone assessment have been conducted, a treatment plan will be put in place. Usually, a treatment plan involves extracting any teeth that are beyond repair and taking dental impressions that your denture will be based on. The final step in the process is visiting the dentist to have your final denture fitting. For a detailed treatment plan, please make an appointment with one of our dentists.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
The cost of a denture can be different for each patient. That’s because the price depends on how much time will be required to make the denture, how much the materials will cost and what type of denture is being made. To find out what your cost for a denture would be, simply make an appointment with us for a consultation. After an exam, we can provide you with an estimate for affordable quality dentures.
Is a Soft Reline for Dentures Right for Me?
As time passes, your denture will not fit as well as it did when you first got it because gums change over time. To solve this problem without buying replacement dentures, you can have a soft denture reline for your appliance. This process relines the underside of your denture with soft material that is gentle on your gums while fitting snugly.
To find out more about getting dentures in Quail Meadows, contact our office. Our skilled dentists are here to help you obtain the smile restoration options you need.