Dentures are artificial replacements for missing teeth. Typically, dentures cover a full arch of teeth at a time, though partial dentures are also available. Dentures are a more affordable alternative to implants, providing many advantages over other restorations.
In the Dunedin, FL, area, removable dentures typically cost between $1,500 to $4,000 per arch.
Dentures have come a long way over the past decades. Today's dentures are sturdy, attractive, and made to prevent slipping. They are a great option for people who are missing most of their teeth or need their teeth extracted.
Full dentures include a natural-tone acrylic base that matches your oral tissues and replacement teeth. The top denture covers your palate, while the bottom is horseshoe-shaped to fit your tongue. Partial dentures can replace a few teeth at a time.
Advantages of Dentures
No Surgery Required
For full-arch traditional dentures, you will not need surgery except for extracting any remaining teeth.
Eat A Complete Diet
When you have full dentures, you can chew your favorite foods again.
Boost Your Self-Confidence
Full-arch dentures give you a natural-looking smile. You won't have to feel like you need to hide your smile from the world anymore.
Types of Dentures
Traditional removable dentures are the most familiar type. They are an affordable alternative to other tooth restorations, providing a complete smile in one or two appliances.
Partial dentures replace a handful of teeth at a time. They are removable and generally attach to your teeth using wires.
For extra stability, you can also receive implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures require only a handful of anchors to support an entire arch. They may be removable or fixed.
The Process of Getting Dentures
The first step in receiving dentures is impressions. The dentist creates a complete model of your mouth using impression trays.
At another appointment, your dentist will document and reproduce your natural bite using wax blocks. This step ensures that your teeth receive correct placement along your jaw.
At the next appointment, your dentist will produce a set of wax dentures for you to try. They will correct the fit, the bite, and the appearance according to your needs.
When the dentures return from the lab, you will try them on. Frequently, we can provide you with a temporary denture at the same time as we remove your natural teeth.
Call Dunedin Dental Associates
Dentures can improve your chewing ability and restore your smile. If you want to know more about the cost of dentures and whether these appliances could help you look and feel better, please call our Dunedin, FL, office at 727-734-3321. We can schedule a denture consultation to answer your questions and evaluate your teeth.