Dentures – Lady Lake, FL
Reversing Advanced Tooth Loss
The burdens of a life without teeth – not being able to eat what you want, being too embarrassed to smile, not being able to speak clearly – will start to take their toll very quickly. Full and partial dentures give you a quick, effective solution for extensive tooth loss so that you can enjoy the benefits of a complete smile once again. Get in touch with our team at RP Dental & Implants to learn more about dentures; whether you’re just missing a few teeth or have lost a whole arch, we have the personalized solutions you need.
Why Choose RP Dental & Implants for Dentures?
- High-Quality, Long-Lasting Restorations
- Same-Day Snap-On Dentures Offered
- Dental Implant Placement In-House
What are Dentures?
A denture is a type of restoration used to restore multiple missing teeth at once. About 90 percent of all people who have no teeth wear dentures in order to speak and eat normally. The base is made out of gum-colored material that blends in with the actual soft tissues of the mouth, and the teeth are made to be as lifelike as possible. While this type of prosthetic is often associated with older patients, the truth is that anyone with missing teeth, no matter their age, can potentially benefit from dentures.
Types of Dentures
You can get different types of dentures depending on your situation:
- Partial Dentures: If you still have a healthy number of natural teeth in an arch, partial dentures are used to fill in the gaps. The prosthetic is held in place with metal clasps.
- Full Dentures: These have been used to replace entire rows of teeth for a very long time. The prosthetic will sit on the gums, where natural suction will hold it in place.
- Implant-Retained Dentures: Both partial and full dentures can be secured to titanium posts in the bone called dental implants. With the extra strength and stability they provide, dental implants greatly improve the function of your new smile and allow you to eat anything you want. You also won’t have to worry about your teeth moving at the wrong time.
- Snap-On Dentures: While traditional implant dentures are permanently fixed to the jawbone, snap-on dentures are designed to be removable, making them more stable. In many cases, snap-on dentures can be placed immediately on the same day as implant placement.
What Does a Good Candidate Look Like?
Almost anyone with missing teeth can get dentures. We’ll have to examine your mouth and see exactly how many teeth are missing before deciding if partial dentures or full dentures are more suitable for your specific issue. We also need to evaluate the health of your jaw and gums to see if you’re a suitable candidate for dental implants. After we’ve discussed your different options, we’ll help you choose the one that’s perfect for you.
Life with Dentures
It’s normal to experience a little tenderness at the beginning. To adjust faster, wear your dentures as much as possible and only remove them when you go to bed. Eat soft foods in order to get used to chewing. To take care of your dentures, make sure you’re cleaning them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and safe cleaning products that won’t scratch the surface. Don’t forget to soak them in denture solution every night.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Wondering about the cost of dentures in Lady Lake? These classic and reliable restorations are cost-effective, but their specific price will vary from patient to patient. This is because each denture is custom-made to fit the unique needs and preferences of a patient. After all, no two smiles are exactly alike! When you come see us for a consultation, we’ll evaluate you and be able to provide a personalized estimate. We will be happy to go over all the associated costs, check your dental insurance coverage, and review all your financial options for making dentures affordable. Read on to learn more important information about calculating the price of dentures in Lady Lake!
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
In order to put together your personalized estimate, we’ll take several important factors into account, such as:
- Whether or not you need any preliminary treatments such as gum disease therapy or a tooth extraction before being fitted for dentures.
- The materials your dentures will be made of. We use the highest-quality materials to ensure your new smile is reliable, natural-looking and long lasting.
- What type of denture you’re interested in, since partial dentures, full dentures, and implant dentures will all naturally come at their own price points.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
If you’re looking for the next best option to natural teeth when rebuilding your smile, there’s no better option than implant dentures. Their foundation within your jawbone gives them unmatched strength and comfort, and they will never slip or slide around in your mouth. However, it is important to keep in mind that implant dentures cost more time and money than their traditional counterparts. Many patients find the end results well-worth the investment, and studies show that implant dentures may save you money in the long run. We’ll help you decide which option is best for you during your consultation.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
In most cases, dental insurance companies classify dentures as a “major procedure,” which typically earns them 50% coverage. However, policies may vary slightly depending on the details of your unique plan. To learn more about your coverage, you can call your insurance provider or one of our knowledgeable team members. We can help you confirm your benefits before treatment starts, so there are no unpleasant surprises when the time comes to pay for your dentures.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
Don’t have dental insurance? Dissatisfied with your coverage? Not to worry! You can still make your dentures affordable with the help of Wells Fargo Financing. Qualifying patients can choose from several low- to no-interest payment plans that don’t have any surprise fees or unexpected charges. Instead, you can simply get started on your new smile right away, and then pay for your dentures in smaller chunks that easily fit into your monthly budget. To apply for Wells Fargo Financing, feel free to visit our website or give us a call.
Have you never received a denture before? Planning on helping your older family member rebuild their smile and resume their daily activities? We understand that you may have many questions, and RP Dental & Implants is happy to help however it can! Below, you can find a handful of the most common questions our office receives for your convenience. Of course, you’re welcome to give us a call directly if you need additional guidance.
Does it hurt to receive dentures?
It’s normal to notice a small amount of irritation when you first get fitted for a denture. However, this should slowly fade away with time as you adjust to wearing them. Your period of mild discomfort may vary from someone else’s. Those who have worn a denture before may need to wait longer to adjust to a new set. You may also notice some discomfort on areas where teeth were removed for the next few weeks. We recommend visiting our office regularly to have the dentures adjusted as you complete the healing process.
When should I get my dentures relined?
Once a denture no longer feels comfortable or fits as well as it did before, you’ll need to have a reline performed to ensure the base of the denture fits inside of your mouth more effectively. When you give us a call, we can get you scheduled for an exam and determine from there if a reline is necessary. We do not recommend using an over-the-counter reline kit as our team will be far more effective at recreating a tighter and better fit.
Am I too late to receive dentures?
We can’t know for sure how much bone tissue will remain after decades of having no teeth. In most cases, bone that previously held teeth in place will slowly break down and shrink in size. While it’s not guaranteed to happen to everyone, it is normal once a tooth is removed. With that said, our dentures are created so they do not put too much stress on the bone. Our dentists will closely examine your mouth to confirm the condition of your oral health and bone level, ensuring you can receive the best-fitting denture possible. In most cases, you should be able to receive a denture.
What foods can I eat with dentures?
After using your denture for a while, you should be able to eat foods fairly normally. However, harder or stickier foods may require more time to get used to. By using small amounts of denture adhesive, you should be able to stabilize the denture and keep it in place as you get comfortable chewing and speaking with them. With that said, we do not recommend chewing gum with dentures as it often sticks to the acrylic used in the prosthesis, causing it to break the seal between the teeth and base.
What can happen if I sleep while wearing dentures?
Sleeping while wearing dentures can lead to:
- Higher risk for pneumonia
- Gum and tongue plaque
- Gum inflammation and irritation
- Problems with oral hygiene
- Oral sores