If you need several or all of your teeth replaced, dentures may be the perfect solution for you! Modern dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before. With so many different types of dentures available, we can help you find the perfect tooth replacement option. At Smiles on the Boulevard, you can enjoy a natural, fully-functional smile for years to come.
What Kinds of Dentures Are Available?
There are a wide variety of options available for those interested in receiving dentures. The main types include partial dentures, full dentures, and implant-supported dentures.
We use partial dentures to replace several teeth in a row. This option is ideal if you are missing some teeth, but still have natural ones remaining. Generally, partial dentures stay in place with the help of a thin framework of wires and clasps that are attached to the surrounding teeth for support. Like full dentures, partial dentures are removable, making them much easier to clean and care for.
Full dentures are perfect for those who need all of the teeth in a dental arch replaced. Dentures are not what they were fifty years ago. Modern dentures are comfortable, secure, and natural-looking. With these, you can focus on the things you love instead of having to worry about your dentures shifting or falling out. Most modern dentures stay in place with the help of a natural suction effect that occurs between the dentures and gums. Special dental glues are also available for those who need a little extra security.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are artificial teeth that are held in place by dental implants. They are often more reliable and secure than traditional dentures. Implants can be used to hold full and partial dentures in place, depending on a patient’s needs.
Although dental implants improve the functionality of dentures, not everyone is eligible for them. For a patient to be a candidate for implants, they must have excellent gum health and a thick jaw bone. Dr. Hawkins can examine your oral structure during your consultation and discuss whether implants are the best option for you.
Regardless of whether you choose traditional or implant-supported dentures, we are committed to helping you find a tooth replacement option you can be confident in.
Will My Insurance Cover My Dentures?
Most dental insurances will cover some, if not all, of the cost of dentures. Some may cover the cost of implants as well. Our team will do everything possible to help you understand your insurance benefits and choose the best option for your budget. We always disclose the costs associated with our treatments and never surprise our patients with hidden expenses.
If your insurance does not cover dentures, or if you are uninsured, we offer a variety of other financing options, such as direct payment and CareCredit®. We also have a yearly membership plan available that may help mitigate the cost of your dental treatments.
To learn more about full, partial, and implant-supported dentures, please call our office at 740-423-8416. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or discuss your financing options.