- Category: Restorative Dentistry
Tooth loss may be caused by traumatic injury, tooth decay or periodontal disease. It is crucial to replace teeth that are missing as failure to do so can result in the shifting of remaining teeth, sagging of facial features, and an inability to chew and bite properly. Restore your smile with name at clinic today.
Dentures can provide a solution to these issues. Complete dentures can provide restoration for patients who have no remaining teeth. Partial dentures are used to help patients who have lost many teeth. One of the best features of dentures today, is that they are customized in a way that they provide proper function and comfort while still maintaining a natural appearance, giving you the smile you deserve.
Denture Placement and Preparation
During your denture consult, name ( Dentist) will evaluate your gums and bone structure to properly devise the best treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Bony ridges in the mouth can sometimes interfere with the denture’s stability. In these cases, oral surgery is performed to refine these edges. In other cases, remaining teeth must first be extracted before the denture can be placed. name ( Dentist)s will discuss these determining factors with you and how they pertain to your individual case. Impressions will then be taken of your teeth and gums to reveal each crevice and ridge within your mouth to ensure the best and most comfortable fit for your dentures. In the event that extractions are necessary, a temporary denture will be placed to allow the extraction sites to properly heal and provide a more esthetic appearance for your smile. If the ridges within your mouth change during your healing process, the temporary denture can easily be modified while waiting for the final results. The temporary denture will be made of a shade that closest matches your teeth so that it will provide you with a natural looking appearance.
Final Denture Placement
When the gums have healed and returned to a healthy condition, complete dentures will then restore the teeth in the lower and upper jaws. Throughout the healing process following tooth loss, the gums will shrink naturally over a period of six to twelve months. The necessary adjustments will be made to the temporary denture to adapt to the gum and bone structure during recovery. Such accommodations are hard and soft relining procedures to the temporary denture.
Removable partial dentures are prosthetic restorations that are built around existing teeth while still replacing missing teeth. Overture dentures are also removable, and like some types of partial dentures, are anchored to remaining teeth or tooth roots with metal or plastic. This anchoring allows for better stability and retention. All removable dentures, whether they are complete dentures, partial dentures or overture dentures, are to be removed before sleeping to allow the gums to come into contact with saliva which is an important aspect of oral health. Saliva helps to control the natural bacteria found in our mouths.
Fixed/Permanent Dentures (All-on-4 Dental Implant)
Special dental implants were created for this procedure to allow teeth replacement with a fixed Dental Implant Denture in only one day. The dentures are permanent and fixed so there is no need for patients to be without teeth or to use temporary dentures. With only four dental implants (All-on-4), patients can leave the dental clinic with a full set of new fixed dentures! No bone grafts necessary! The patient comes for a morning appointment and leaves that same afternoon with a brand new radiant smile!
Cost of Dentures
There are several factors that influence the cost of dentures such as the complexity of the case. For example, some cases will require additional procedures such as oral surgery to soften out the bony ridges. Other cases may require extractions of remaining teeth. Prosthodontists are specialists in constructing dentures and can sometimes charge more for services required. Different materials can be used to construct the dentures to make them more esthetically pleasing than conventional plastic tooth replicas which will lower or raise the cost accordingly. Removable dentures are also available and the metals used can be costly. There are warrantees that come with your dentures which also influence the cost ranging from two to ten years. Other remaining factors to consider would be the location of your dental provider as well as the type of insurance coverage you have.
The total cost of dentures typically ranges from $400 to $8000. This may sound like quite a price tag but keep in mind the cost of dental implants. The cost is a pretty wide window due to the construction time, the dental materials used, the dentist’s knowledge and experience, and the time frame needed to create a perfect fit. Sometimes the entire process may require five to six appointments to complete the procedure. This cost doesn’t include tooth extraction or possible oral surgery. Keep in mind that depending on your insurance, you may be reimbursed up to 15 percent for the procedure or even qualify to have 50 percent of the total cost absorbed by your insurance. Contact your insurance company to see what coverage offers you qualify for.