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.
The Benefits of Dentures
If you’ve been struggling with missing one, several, or all of your teeth, then you know how difficult it can be to perform daily tasks like eating, talking, and smiling comfortably. Not only can this affect your speech and diet, but it can also negatively impact your self-esteem. However, by choosing to restore your pearly whites with dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy showing off a confident grin again! Here are several benefits of dentures you can expect from your dentist in Shelton.
Losing any number of teeth can have a major impact on your self-confidence and quality of life. Many people who’ve suffered tooth loss end up experiencing an increased risk of social anxiety, sadness, and even depression. By renewing your complete smile with dentures, you can avoid worrying about the way you look when you talk or laugh. Since you’ll be able to eat and speak more confidently again, you’ll also enjoy a boost in self-esteem when engaging in social activities.
It can be challenging to pronounce and enunciate certain words whenever you’re missing teeth. This is because your lips and tongue interact with them to perform the proper speech. Without most of your pearly whites, it can be difficult to communicate effectively. Since dentures restore your entire smile, they can make it easier for you to converse with others again. While this may take some practice to get accustomed to using them, you’ll be able to speak more fluently and confidently in no time!
Tooth loss can impact the appearance of your smile as well as the kinds of foods you can eat. If you aren’t able to chew your meals like before, you might experience problems like indigestion and malnutrition. By returning your teeth with dentures, you’ll regain your ability to munch on your food, expanding your diet for more nutritious options. You’ll even be free to consume meals that contain essential nutrients to promote optimal oral and overall health.
Preserves Oral Health
Whenever you’re missing teeth, any nearby pearly whites can begin to shift out of place to fill in the gap. If left unchecked, it can lead to further tooth loss and jawbone resorption. These potential complications can be avoided by getting dentures, which can help support their positions. Your restorations can also withstand more of the pressure of chewing, allowing you to avoid further wear and tear of your remaining natural teeth.
Your smile is one of the most crucial parts of a first impression, as this is one of the main things people will notice about you. This is especially the case during job interviews, social gatherings, and even first dates. In fact, according to a 2019 study, poor oral health was closely associated with a lower probability of being employed. For this reason, regaining your complete smile with dentures will improve both your oral health and boost your career and personal opportunities in the long run!
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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