Dentures: A Viable Solution
A denture is a custom-made, dental appliance that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Properly made dentures help improve self-confidence as well as one’s ability to chew and talk efficiently. While dentures are just one of many treatment options for missing teeth, for some people it is the treatment of choice.
Dentures are a viable treatment option to replace missing teeth because the treatment is not invasive and is very affordable. Here are some helpful tips when considering dentures as an option to replace missing teeth.
Full dentures versus partial dentures
Full dentures are a full set of prosthetic teeth used when all of a patient’s natural teeth are missing. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are sometimes used when one or several teeth have been lost but a patient’s remaining natural teeth are healthy. The ultimate goal for best oral health and function is always to keep healthy, natural teeth.
Removable dentures or fixed dentures
Dentures secured by dental implants become semi-permanent and not removable. Removable dentures can be put in and taken out of the mouth. While fixed, secured dentures have better function and look more natural, some patients settle for the removable denture because of budget.
There are several choices when it comes to the materials used to make your dentures. Durable porcelain and new flexible, thermoplastic denture materials are most comfortable and most closely resemble natural teeth. Acrylic resin dentures are improved and now more natural-looking and comfortable than in the past. Acrylic resin dentures do not wear as well, or last as long as dentures made from other materials; however they are the most affordable choice for patients on a tighter budget.
Selecting the Right Dentist
One of the first steps to replacing missing teeth is to find a highly skilled and qualified dentist in your area. An experienced dentist can help you determine the best tooth loss solution for you based on your dental needs and budget.
Payment Plans for Dentures
At Grove Dental, we help our patients have a customized treatment plan that works for the individual both from a treatment standpoint and from a financial consideration. We accept all traditional insurance plans, participate in some PPO type plans and offer many financial arrangements. We partner with you to ensure you have the proper individualized dental health.
Learn More about Dentures Today
Ultimately, replacing missing teeth is an investment in your oral health, appearance and overall quality of life. At Grove Dental, we can help you restore your smile. Contact Grove Dental today to get all of your questions answered and get started on a new smile!