Dentures – Shelton, CT
Enjoy Having a Full & Complete Smile Again
At Dental Center of Huntington, Dr. Graber understands how uncomfortable, inconvenient, and difficult it can be to just go through your daily life when you’re missing teeth. While you may have heard your grandparents complain about their ill-fitting dentures, today’s dentures have come a long way since then. Their incredible durability and natural appearance make them a great way to rebuild your smile, whether you’ve lost just a few teeth or a whole mouthful. To schedule a consultation and find out if dentures in Shelton are right for you, contact us today!
Why Choose Dental Center of Huntington for Dentures?
- Expertly Crafted and Personalized Prosthetics
- Highly Trained Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist
- Dental Implants Placed In-House
Types of Dentures
Depending on the extent of your tooth loss and the state of your oral health, Dr. Graber may recommend one of the three main types of dentures:
Even if you’re only missing a few teeth here and there, eating and smiling can make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, a custom-made partial denture can complete your smile in such a way that onlookers shouldn’t be able to tell the difference between your denture and your natural teeth.
Made of a gum-colored acrylic base and a metal wire, a partial denture fits into your smile like a lost puzzle piece. Prosthetic teeth will be created in the exact spots to fill the gaps in your grin. They’ll be personalized to mimic the size, shape, and color of your original pearly whites.
A full denture brings back an entire row of lost teeth. This custom-fit prosthetic sits comfortably on top of your gums. Natural suction should be enough to keep it in place, but a bit of denture adhesive can also help.
If you’re looking for a more secure solution, implant-retained dentures may be just the treatment for you. Your dentist in Shelton can place just four to six dental implants per jaw. As the titanium posts fuse with the jawbone, they can provide enough support for a full or partial denture. Because of this integration, an implant-retained denture can last significantly longer than its traditional counterparts.
Benefits of Dentures
By choosing to restore your smile with dentures, here are just a few of the benefits you can look forward to:
- Enjoy a long-lasting solution to tooth loss
- Regain your ability to bite, chew, speak, and smile easily
- Eat a variety of crunchy, healthy foods like vegetables, improving your general health
- Boost your self-confidence and overall appearance
- Enjoy a natural-looking smile
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
As with any type of dental work, the cost of dentures can vary greatly from patient to patient. During your consultation, Dr. Graber will go over all of the factors that will affect the price and what you can expect to pay for them during your appointment. Following this visit, you’ll have a much clearer understanding not only of what you can expect to pay, but what your future denture will look and feel like.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
Overall, there are many factors that influence the final price tag of your denture. These factors include but are not limited to:
- Any preparatory work you’ll need (tooth extractions, gum disease therapy, etc.)
- The number of teeth you’re missing
- The materials your denture will be made of (which can include porcelain or acrylic)
It’s important to keep in mind that just because your denture is cheaper does not necessarily make it worth having. Very cheap dentures tend to break easily or require replacement much sooner than you’d expect. For something that’s not only going in your mouth but getting used every day, it’s always better to consider it a worthwhile investment.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Implant dentures require oral surgery and the placement of multiple dental implants, making them a more expensive treatment overall. However, this isn’t for no reason. The fact is implant dentures are far more reliable day-to-day because they do not shift out of place while in use. They also help to stimulate the jawbone, providing you with increased biting strength and longevity. You also won’t need to replace your denture nearly as often (i.e. implant dentures can last for decades, while traditional dentures typically need replacement every 5 to 7 years.)
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
In most dental plans, you can expect some level of coverage when it comes to dentures. Many of them provide up to 50% coverage, but this will vary from plan to plan. Our practice is currently in-network with a wide variety of dental insurance providers, making it easier for you to save money on care. A member of our team will gladly look over your policy and maximize your benefits to lessen your out-of-pocket expenses.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
If you do not have dental insurance coverage at this time or your plan does not cover costs as much as you thought it would, there are other options available to you. For example, we can also help you break up your cost into reasonable monthly installments through a CareCredit plan. This financing option can make even the most expensive dental treatments fit into just about any budget.
The best way to learn how your costs will add up for dentures is to set up a consultation with our practice. Our team is always happy to answer questions and help you feel confident about your future tooth replacement.
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