Losing a substantial number of teeth can make you feel stressed out – but there is still hope for your smile. Dentures in Orange Park provided by your restorative dentist Dr. Natasha Patel are a wonderful solution. They are natural-looking, sturdy, and can give you back the ability to eat, speak, and smile with true confidence. Keep reading to find out more about dentures and how they can complete your smile today!
Dentures are prosthetic teeth affixed to a plastic base that is designed to look like your gum tissue. A denture can be partial or full, depending on the extent of your tooth loss. A partial denture is held in place using the remaining natural teeth as anchors, while a complete denture relies on natural suction and a denture adhesive or cream for additional security.
Dentures have long been a trusted solution for tooth loss, but they have never been more comfortable or effective as they are today. Thanks to modern methods and materials, Dr. Patel can create a new set of teeth that fits and feels almost as great as your natural teeth!
Traditional dentures are a wonderful option for patients who have lost several teeth or are missing an entire arch in the upper or lower jaw. Compared to dental implant-retained dentures, traditional dentures also offer a better option for patients whose budgets are tighter or those who need a tooth replacement quickly. People who have serious health conditions may also need a non-surgical tooth replacement option, making traditional dentures a perfect fit.
We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your denture. With proper maintenance, you can help your denture last as long as possible before replacement is needed. We have listed some general denture maintenance tips here for your convenience.
The cost of dentures can range from as little as $500 to more than $5000. There are numerous variables that effect the cost of your specific partial or full denture. Our office offers several ways to help make paying for the care you need easier. We also accept dental insurance and are happy to offer financing options as well. When it’s time to start planning to cover the cost of your partial or full dentures, it’s important to keep in mind the following factors that affect the cost of these treatments:
Before beginning an extensive tooth replacement plan, we know patients have a lot of questions. Our friendly team is always happy to help, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call or ask your questions during an office visit. Below are some of the questions we hear most often from patients considering dentures. We invite you to explore these frequently asked questions and contact us to schedule a tooth replacement consultation if you’re ready to find out more.
We will usually be able to leave any healthy teeth that remain and fit you for a partial denture. The only reason we would remove a healthy tooth is if it would adversely affect the longevity of your denture. For instance, if you only have one healthy tooth remaining, this will be inadequate to support a partial denture and we will likely recommend extraction.
With proper care, most dentures last between five and ten years without the need for repair or complete replacement. Most dental insurance providers offer coverage for a new denture every five years, and we encourage our patients to have new dentures fitted at least every seven to ten years. Over time, the shape of the jawbone and gum tissue will change, and dentures lose their ideal fit, which can lead to discomfort.
You should brush your denture using a soft bristled toothbrush to remove any stuck on food or debris. You don’t really need to use toothpaste to brush dentures, but you may do so, if you like, using a minimally abrasive toothpaste. Soap or denture cleansers can also be used. You should soak your denture overnight in cleaning solution or cool water.
Call us right away. Do not wear a broken or bent denture as this can damage your soft tissue or any remaining teeth. In some cases, we can make minor repairs in our office, but we may need to have a new denture crafted to replace the broken prosthetic.
Dental implant supported partial and full dentures are available, and they can be extremely beneficial for your oral health and function. In fact, removable braces only restore about 20% of natural chewing ability, but implant supported dentures allow patients to renew 70% or more of their natural chewing range. That means you can consume a wider variety of foods and speak and smile with confidence in any situation. Additionally, implant supported dentures can last 20 years or longer with proper care. Don’t hesitate to ask about implant supported dentures during your tooth replacement consultation.Learn More
If you are in need of a quality tooth replacement, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Kind Care Dentistry. We can’t wait to help you love your smile again! You are invited to request an appointment with your dentist in Orange Park today.