For hundreds of years, dentists and their patients have turned to dentures as the solution for tooth loss. Luckily, the dentures of today are much better than those of years ago. The materials used to construct dentures as well as the fabrication processes are both much improved. Therefore, dentures may just give you a reason to smile! Whether you need a partial or full denture in McKinney, Prosper or Frisco, Dr. Lee will work with you to create a prosthesis that gives you an attractive and natural looking smile. And, your dentures will fit so comfortably, you may not even know that you’re wearing them!
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures look and feel great. All you have to do is glance at your smile in a mirror to know why dentures are visually important. Without tooth replacement, you could have an unsightly gap in your smile. That’s usually enough for most people to seek help from a dentist.
Also, wearing dentures can help you enjoy a healthy diet. Tooth loss can force some people to give up foods that are hard to chew, but offer essential nutrients.
In addition, just one missing tooth can increase the risk of other troublesome dental problems including decay in other teeth as well as gum disease. Teeth that are near the gap in your smile may shift to fill the space, too. Thus, your teeth could become misaligned and your bite may suffer. For these reasons and more, dentures are beneficial.
Indications of Dentures
Are you missing one or only a few teeth? In this case, Dr. Lee will design a partial to fit between your remaining teeth. Partial dentures consist of false teeth that are attached to a metal frame. Clips or brackets secure the denture to teeth near the gap.
Your smile is one-of-a-kind. Full dentures in McKinney, Prosper, and Frisco will restore your unique look. Your dentures will be designed and manufactured to fit perfectly in your mouth. They will be secure, so you don’t have to worry about a denture slipping or popping out. But your dentures will also be comfortable and won’t cause gum irritation.
The denture base is made to look like natural gum tissue. In addition, false teeth are shaped and finished to look just like just like natural teeth, so your smile is appealing and not fake.
Implant Retained Dentures
Implant-retained dentures—also called implant-supported dentures—offer the most security when it comes to wearing dentures. Depending on whether you’re getting a partial or full denture, you will need between three to six dental implants. The implants are placed in your jaw at points where there is sufficient bone volume to hold them in place.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
The final cost of a partial or full denture depends on several factors, including any preparatory work that must be completed before you receive dentures. If you have dental insurance, be sure to check your policy. Some offer partial coverage for dentures, because they are considered a restorative procedure. Regular deductibles and co-pays still apply.