Convenient, Reliable Replacements for All of Your Teeth
Dentures have been restoring smiles for centuries, even dating back to ancient Egyptian times. Luckily for you, dentures today are stronger and more natural-looking than ever. At 918 Dentist, we offer partial, full, and implant-retained dentures to provide you with the option that is best for your smile. Keep reading to learn more about dentures in Glenpool and how Dr. Mohanna, Dr. MacLeod, and Dr. Georgy can restore the look, feel, and function back to your smile.
Why Choose 918 Dentist for Dentures?
- Affordable Restorations
- Replace Any Number of Teeth
- Implants Available
What Are Dentures?
Using the latest technology, our dentists will take special images and impressions of your mouth to create your personalized denture mold. Dentures are composed of a gum-colored base, which is attached to your false teeth. The base is designed to rest on top of your gums, or it can also be held in place with clasps. Typically, dentures are made with a plastic resin that allows for maximum flexibility and comfort. Most dentures are also completely removeable, which makes cleaning and oral healthcare simple and convenient.
The Benefits of Dentures
Patients enjoy these popular benefits of dentures:
- They’re the only tooth replacement that can be completely removable for convenience and cleaning.
- Full dentures allow us to replace whole rows of teeth in the shortest amount of time.
- Implant-retained dentures stimulate your jawbone, improving the health and look of your facial appearance.
- Dentures allow you to eat different types of food for improved nutrition.
Your Options for Dentures
We offer several options to our patients because no two smiles are exactly the same. Our dentists will carefully examine your mouth to recommend the dentures that you would benefit from most.
Patients who are missing multiple teeth consecutively are great candidates for partial dentures. This restoration allows you to keep your remaining natural teeth, while filling the gaps in your smile. Partial dentures are typically built around your natural tooth structure and held in place with clasps.
Full dentures are still the quickest and most effective way to replace a whole arch of teeth. They rest on top of your gums and stay in place using natural suction. You can also use denture adhesive for extra security, but they should still be removed each night for cleaning.
If you’re looking for the most functional and natural feeling replacement, implant-retained dentures may be the right choice for you. Dental implants, tiny titanium posts placed in your jaw that act as artificial tooth roots, can be strategically placed in your mouth to support dentures. This allows for maximum biting power, and it also preserves and strengthens your jawbone.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
The cost of dentures in Glenpool can vary based on the condition of your oral health, what type of dentures you need, and numerous other variables. That is why we can’t give an estimate without examining your smile first. At 918 Dentist, we take pride in providing quality and affordable dentistry. We are happy to provide options for helping dentures fit into your budget. We also gladly accept insurance.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
Because each denture is tailored to each patient’s unique needs, there is no one-size-fits-all cost. Some of the factors that can influence the cost of your dentures might include:
- Any procedures you need prior to getting dentures (gum disease therapy, tooth extractions, etc.)
- How many teeth you’re missing
- The materials your denture is made from (usually acrylic or porcelain)
One thing to note is that inexpensive dentures are not necessarily better. Cheaply made dentures tend to break down easily and require frequent replacements. For something that you’re going to use every single day when talking, eating, and smiling, it’s worth it to invest in a quality solution.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Initially, yes. Implant dentures require the surgical placement of multiple dental implants, making them more expensive at first than traditional dentures in Glenpool.
However, implant dentures pay for themselves in the long run. They’re designed to last for decades compared to the five to seven years that conventional dentures last. Additionally, they stimulate the jaw to prevent the bone deterioration that occurs after tooth loss. They’re also more reliable because they’re fixed in your jawbone. In short, implant dentures are an investment worth making!
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
The majority of dental insurance plans do cover dentures to some extent. On average, you can expect insurance to cover about 50% of the cost, but this will vary from plan to plan.
At 918 Dentist, we are in-network with many of the nation’s leading dental insurance plans, making it incredibly easy to save on your care. Even if your plan is out-of-network, a member of our knowledgeable team can still look over your plan and help you find some savings!
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
Besides insurance, your denture dentist in Glenpool has other ways of making your new smile affordable. For one, we can help you apply for a low-to-no interest loan through CareCredit. Our in-house loyalty plan is another option to save on more than just dentures; for a flat yearly fee, you get access to all of the preventive care that insurance covers, plus additional discounts on most of our services, including dentures.
Are you considering getting dentures to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile back to its former glory? These prosthetic teeth allow you to eat your favorite foods and smile with as much confidence as you had when you had all of your natural teeth. However, you probably have a few questions about some of the details of the treatment process. Don’t worry; we’ve taken some denture FAQs and answered them below for your benefit. If you have a denture question that you don’t see answered on this page, just give us a call and ask!
How Often Will I Have to Replace My Dentures?
Unfortunately, even the most well-made dentures are not built to last forever. Typically, your dentures will need to be replaced every 5-7 years. This is because when you’re missing teeth, your jawbone gradually deteriorates due to no longer receiving stimulation from the roots of your teeth. As a result, your face and jaw change shape, meaning the dentures lose their fit every few years and you have to get them replaced in order to ensure a snug and proper fit.
Can I Sleep in My Dentures?
While it’s perfectly possible to sleep with your dentures in, it’s not recommended, the reason being that your dentures should be allowed to soak every night. This lets them stay moist and prevents them from drying out, which can warp their shape and cause them to not fit correctly. Sleeping without your dentures also gives your gums and jawbone a chance to rest from the pressure of holding your dentures in place all day. Lastly, soaking your dentures overnight allows them to become clean, removing plaque and bits of food that may have accumulated on them during the day. It’s never advisable to wear your dentures for a full 24 hours without cleaning them, so overnight is the perfect opportunity to let them soak.
How Often Will I Need to See the Dentist?
The idea that you don’t need to see your dentist anymore after you have dentures is only a myth. You’ll still need to come and see us for a checkup at least once every six months to make sure any of your remaining teeth and gums are still in good condition. At these appointments, we can also screen for problems like gum disease and oral cancer, which often don’t present symptoms until irreversible damage has already been done. These visits will also ensure that your dentures still fit comfortably within your mouth.
How Long Will It Take to Adjust to Wearing Dentures?
The answer to this question is slightly different for everyone, but it will probably take a few weeks. After all, there is a foreign object in your mouth, and your tongue, cheeks, lips, and gums will take a while to grow accustomed to it. You can speed this adjustment process along by practicing speaking in front of a mirror. It may also help to cut your food into bite-sized chunks and/or stick to a soft food diet until you feel more comfortable chewing with your new teeth and can switch to crunchier, heartier foods.
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