At some point in your life, it’s possible you’ll lose a tooth— or even a few of them. Since we don’t have a set of replacement teeth, dentures may be necessary. While it’s good for your general oral health to have a full bite, dentures can also help with eating and speaking.
There are many types and materials to choose from. First, you need to find out if they are even the correct choice for you. At Dental House we work with you to provide affordable dentures, we will work with your dental insurance to get you the best pricing possible.
On this page, we will start helping you understand more about the procedure and what to expect when wearing your dentures. You will also learn about the materials we use and the various types available.
What Types of Dentures Are There?
Used when there is more than just a tooth or two missing. They are a good alternative to dental bridges and tend to be the most affordable option. Partials are fitted onto your gums and fastened to your remaining teeth, so they are more secure to make eating easier.
A complete set may be required when there has been serious damage to your natural teeth. This is more than just replacing one or two teeth – this is a full mouthful of teeth. They fit snugly over the gum and are kept in place either through suction or using an oral adhesive.
Immediate & Overdentures
Immediate dentures are very different from permanent models, they are put in place while your mouth is being prepared for the permanent set. The advantage here is that they are easier to refit and can be adjusted as your mouth starts to heal. Once you are ready for the permanent set, they can be disposed of.
Overdentures are used in the case where conventional dentures would be uncomfortable, or if you do still have some teeth. They’re placed over the tooth’s root or implants. They can be removed easily.
What Are They Made Of?
In the past, you only had the choice of plastic or porcelain. Over the years new advances in materials, technology, and molds they have started to be made from resin. Resin creates a stronger and more durable denture and is a great option.
No man-made tooth is going to be as strong as the original. They can crack or chip if you drop them, so you need to care for them properly. They’ll also wear out faster than your normal teeth would so expect to have to get a replacement after five years.
Cost of Dentures
The cost of dentures is going to depend entirely on the type that you need. A complete set of dentures will cost between $1,000 and $8,000 depending on the make. Partial sets start at $500. We always offer free consultations to help you understand if dentures are the right choice. During your consultation, we will also find out exactly what your insurance will cover for you. This helps you get the best service for the lowest price.
Wrapping it Up
Dentures can be helpful in restoring your mouth to full functionality. They can also do a lot to restore your confidence. You no longer have to worry about the gaps in your mouth or damaged teeth. Getting dentures is like rebooting your smile.