If you have lost one or more teeth, you can attest to how your daily life has been affected. From difficulty eating food to feeling embarrassed to smile, tooth loss is emotionally and physically devastating for many people. Fortunately, our practice offers tooth replacement solutions that help offset the many negative effects of tooth loss. Popular replacement teeth include full and partial dentures.
Not only will dentures assist with chewing and biting function, these prosthetics will greatly improve one’s appearance. Since tooth loss can make our facial muscles sag and our cheeks looked hollowed, wearing dentures can actually aid in looking more youthful in addition to completing a smile affected by tooth loss.
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Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures. One type, full dentures, replaces all teeth in an arch. For those who have suffered from total tooth loss, two sets of full dentures are necessary. The other type, partials, is dentures that only replace teeth that are missing and when worn, fill in the gaps of a smile. Partial dentures are ideal for patients who still have some healthy biological teeth.
Materials Used to Make Dentures
The materials used to make dentures closely mimic oral structures. Porcelain is used to replace the missing crowns of teeth. Since porcelain is available in many white shades, from which patients can choose, and reflects light the way that natural teeth do, dentures can look very much like biological teeth. Dentures also feature acrylic bases that are pink. This allows prosthetic teeth to blend seamlessly into the gum line. In addition to using high quality materials, dental technicians make every denture based on very precise measurements determined by our dentist. The personalized nature of these replacement teeth means that patients will enjoy comfortable fitting prosthetics that will last for years.
Benefits of Replacing Teeth
Replacing lost teeth will change one’s life for the better. Tooth loss has devastating effects on a person’s wellbeing and emotional health. Not only does quality of life suffer, patients will have trouble eating almost any type of food. When people receive full or partial dentures, they will enjoy oral function that is greatly improved as well as a more youthful and vibrant appearance because their smiles no longer appear incomplete.
Why Teeth Fail
While teeth may last a lifetime for some folks, they can fail with age and oral disease. The common culprit behind most adult tooth loss is periodontal (gum) disease. Neglecting oral health and genetics can also lead to extensive decay and damage to teeth, which in turn, leads to tooth loss as well.
If you have lost teeth, we invite you to visit Dr. Stevens for a consultation. At your appointment, we will help you understand your tooth replacement options so that you can determine which type of prosthetic is best for your needs.
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Financial Solutions that fit your lifestyle!
We are now accepting CHiP and Medicaid! Here at A Smile Above we cater to most insurance plans, such as; Humana, Delta, Metlife, Unite, and much more! We also offer Care Credit, and prepayment financing plans.
If you have lost a substantial amount of teeth, suffering with failing teeth, or are edentulous (no teeth at all), you are a candidate for dentures. There are different types of dentures to suit your needs, whether you have some healthy biological teeth or if you have none at all. Dentures are custom made in laboratories from high quality materials. Since dentures are custom made, they are personalized for each patient. This means they will fit perfectly inside the mouth and over the gums. With dentures, a person can enjoy significantly increased oral function as well as an improved appearance.
There are two types of dentures. Full dentures replace an arch of teeth. Partial dentures only replace missing teeth in an arch and will rest alongside natural teeth. Full dentures are supported by the curvature of the jawbone while partial dentures feature snaps which attach behind biological teeth.
Patients also have the option of anchoring their full dentures to dental implants. Dental implants are biocompatible posts made of titanium that essentially replace lost root structure. When embedded in a series, multiple implants can support a full denture.
The price of dentures varies based on a patient’s needs. Their price is reflected in the fact that dentures are crafted with great skill and precision by technicians in a laboratory. We encourage patients to view any tooth replacement option as an investment in one’s oral health – especially since oral function is such an essential part of daily life.
Without insurance, patients will have to pay out of pocket for their replacement teeth. Fortunately, paying for dentures is not a wasted expense. With dentures, an edentulous patient can enjoy a substantially improved, more youthful appearance as well as restored oral function. Dentures last for years, too. If costs are a concern, speak with our front desk personnel. We accept credit cards and offer financing for patients who qualify.