Affordable Dentures Questions and Answers
Great Smiles Family Dentistry offers dentures for all ages. At Great Smiles Family Dentistry, we help you every step of the way including assisting you with deciding if dentures are the correct restorative dental treatment for you. Call us today. We are conveniently located at 4646 Nantuckett Drive Toledo, OH 43623.
While losing your teeth is a heartbreaking experience, you can still smile brightly and maintain your confidence by opting for dentures. At Great Smiles Family Dentistry, serving Toledo, OH and the surrounding area, we help you every step of the way including assisting you with deciding if dentures are the correct restorative dental treatment for you.
What Should You Expect When You Get Dentures?
Getting dentures usually takes a few weeks. You can expect to have impressions taken and a bite registration conducted to measure your mouth. Once we craft them, you try them on to make sure they fit properly. In most cases, the entire process takes four to five appointments.
What Is Wearing Dentures Like?
The first few days with your new teeth are a bit awkward for most individuals. You may feel like they’re too big for your mouth. You may notice you have an increase in the amount of saliva in your mouth. It’s possible that dentures may change the way you speak and eat. You might even develop sores at first. You’ll adapt to the dentures. Eventually, you won’t experience sores and will be able to speak and eat normally.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures Opposed to Dental Implants?
First and foremost, dentures are a much more cost-effective solution for tooth restoration. The price of one set of either top or bottom dentures varies in price, usually between $950 to $3,150. A set of both top and bottom may cost between $1,900 and $6,300. Dental implants, on the other hand, cost between $1,000 to $3,000 for a single implant. Individuals who require several dental implants may pay between $3,000 to $30,000 or more.
Certain individuals benefit from dentures compared to dental implants. For instance, some health conditions like lupus, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis put you at a greater risk for implant failure, making dentures a better solution.
If you have minimal jaw bone remaining and grafting isn’t an option, dentures may be the best option for you.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
Typically, dentures last five to 10 years. However, how long they’ll last for depends on how well you take care of your teeth. Keep in mind, just like your own teeth, they do experience wear and tear and will stain. You may find you just need to reline or rebase your dentures rather than replace them.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dentures?
A majority of dental insurance plans do cover a portion of restorative dental treatments like dentures. The percentage the plan covers varies from policy to policy, but it’s possible for insurance to cover up to 50 percent of the cost of dentures and the fitting process.
How Do You Care for Dentures?
Dentures aren’t as strong as your own teeth, so they’re more susceptible to scratching. Therefore, you can’t use a regular toothpaste and toothbrush on them. Instead, you should use a denture cleaner and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Remove your dentures at night to allow your tissue time to recuperate from the pressure of the dentures. It’s also a time when the tissue receives optimal exposure to saliva, which naturally has antibacterial properties. When you remove them, you should place them in a denture rinse to soak overnight.
Schedule an appointment for a denture consultation with Dr. Nadeem Khan, DDS of Great Smiles Family Dentistry by calling us.