Repair your smile in Tyler, TX with dentures
Don’t let gum disease stop you from smiling!
If you have lost all or most of your teeth due to gum disease, accident, or injury, dentures may be a solution to repair your smile. Dentures are an oral appliance that look like real teeth, but aren’t permanently bonded to the jaw. Dentures may be kept in place using denture adhesive, but they must be removed during the night and cleaned. Proper denture care is very important to avoid long-term problems with the gums.
Who should get dentures?
Complete dentures are for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. Partial dentures are for patients who’ve lost a few teeth. Overall, dentures are meant to be used for people who would still like to enjoy their favorite foods, but dental implants are not an option for financial for medical reasons.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Unfortunately, dentures aren’t totally like real teeth because they aren’t bonded to the jaw, so they are only similar to real teeth in that they look nice and are comfortable. However, eating may be difficult with certain foods. For more effective functionality, you might want to consider your options. Dentures should be the last option because they aren’t as effective as newer, more advanced oral appliances or implants.
How much do dentures usually cost?
The price of the dentures depends on several factors:
- If there are any additional dental procedures required (extractions)
- The materials
- Lab costs
- The type of denture needed (temporary, immediate, flipper, full or partial)
- Insurance coverage
Smith Dental Care understands the financial costs associated with repairing your smile. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your budget. We also offer the Affordable Smith Dental Care Benefit Plan, which can help you save on necessary dental work. We also provide financing through CareCredit.
Are there alternatives to dentures?
There are a few alternatives to dentures. The first alternative is dental implants and permanent dentures, or crowns. Dental implants are titanium screws that are implanted in the jaw bone. After a period of a few weeks, once the bone has grown around the implant creating incredible stability, a crown can be fitted. If only a few teeth are missing, you could consider a dental bridge, which is permanently cemented to the dental implants.
If you are interested in repairing your smile with dentures, please contact Tyler, TX cosmetic dental practice Smith Dental Care. We will schedule a consultation and help you determine the best treatment plan to get the smile you will be proud to show off!