Dentures – North Dallas, TX
for Significant Tooth Loss
If you are missing most or all of the teeth in your smile and want a simple, effective solution, dentures may be right for you. Dr. Saeed Rouhani, our friendly dentist, may suggest dentures to restore lost facial volume, improve your ability to chew and speak, and enhance the overall beauty and health of your smile. Dentures are removable and custom-made to fit your smile. If you are looking for a less-invasive, more affordable way to replace your teeth, dentures in North Dallas are a great option. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if dentures are right for you.
Why Choose Dental Attraction for Dentures?
- Advanced Cone Beam Technology
- Implant-Retained Full and Partial Dentures Available
- Natural-Looking Porcelain and Acrylic Materials
What is the difference between full and partial dentures?
At Dental Attraction, we offer our patients two different kinds of dentures. The first, full dentures, are what most people think of when they picture dentures. Shaped like a horseshoe, full dentures replace all of the teeth in either your lower or upper dental arch or both. Partial dentures, on the other hand, require some natural teeth to remain in your smile. Both full and partial dentures are made from prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base that is worn comfortably over your gums. To see if dentures will work for your smile, we encourage you to contact our dental office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Rouhani. We look forward to taking care of and restoring your smile!
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If you’re missing teeth in North Dallas, full or partial dentures might be just the solution you need. Most people who are missing most or all of their teeth are candidates for dentures. However, it’s a good idea to be free of any infection, like gum disease or cavities in your remaining teeth, before getting dentures placed. This might add a few weeks to the process of getting new teeth, but the wait will be well worth it.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures in North Dallas come with a whole host of benefits, including:
- Improving your self-esteem
- Being easily removable for cleaning
- Improving your ability to speak and chew
- Being both functional and comfortable
- Supporting your facial muscles to keep them from sagging
- Being typically covered by most dental insurance plans
Perhaps you’ve heard that traditional dentures can slip and slide around while speaking or eating. This can be the case for ill-fitting dentures. To prevent this problem, we offer dentures that are held in place with dental implants. We can place four to six dental implants strategically throughout the jaw to hold a set of full or partial dentures. Even patients who have undergone jawbone loss from missing teeth can receive implant-retained dentures, since the implants toward the back of the mouth are inserted at a 45-degree angle. Once the implants are placed and healed, we’ll fit you with a custom denture that can be either fixed or removable, depending on your preference.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
While we can give you a rough estimate of how much your dentures will cost, the exact amount is going to be somewhat different depending on your unique circumstances. Furthermore, dental insurance and other factors can play a role in how well your dentures fit into your budget. Keep reading to learn more about the basics of denture costs.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
When getting dentures, there are three variables that often end up affecting the overall price.
- First of all, some preparation might be needed before you can even get dentures. One of the most common preliminary treatments is tooth extraction, as full dentures can’t be placed while there are still teeth in the arch.
- Second, there’s the material used to make the gum-colored base of the dentures; it’s important to choose a quality material that’s both long-lasting and comfortable to wear.
- Finally, there’s the replacement teeth. Again, the material used to make them matters, as you want your new smile to be both lifelike and sturdy. The cheapest option is not always the best one!
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
You can get dental implants to anchor your dentures in place. If you do, you’ll have to account for the cost of implant placement surgery as well as the individual implant posts. As such, you’ll pay more for implant dentures than traditional dentures. However, the cost is balanced out by:
- Having a permanent new smile that won’t slip.
- Lifelike results that improve overall confidence.
- The ability to eat whatever you want without difficulty.
- A long lifespan. (Dental implants can last a lifetime compared to regular dentures that have to be replaced every 5 to 7 years.)
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Thanks to their utility, dentures are very likely to be covered by dental insurance. The exact amount of coverage varies from plan to plan, but it’s usually around 50% since dentures are considered a major procedure. (Dental insurance is constructed to offer more coverage for preventive care and minor restorations.) If you’re unsure of what your benefits are, our team can go over your plan with you before treatment begins. We recommend that you also call your insurance carrier to confirm things firsthand.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
For patients who either do not have insurance or are unable to pay the entire cost of dentures up front, we can offer third-party financing through companies like CareCredit and Lending Club. When you apply for a plan under one of these organizations, the cost of your care will be broken up into a number of monthly installments. You can then pay what you owe for care without breaking the bank. There’s little to no interest to worry about when you apply for a CareCredit or Lending Club plan, so you can relax knowing that you have better control over your financial situation. You can apply for third-party financing using the link on this page, or you can call us for more details.
Are you thinking about replacing your missing teeth with dentures in North Dallas? If so, we understand you probably have a lot of questions. This is why Dr. Rouhani has decided to answer some of the most common questions about dentures in the hopes you will feel more confident in your decision to choose this type of restorative dentistry. If you need additional assistance or would like to speak to a member of our team, contact us today.
Is there an adjustment period when wearing new dentures?
Yes, there is certainly an adjustment period. Whether you’ve been wearing them for years and are in need of a new pair or this is your first time wearing dentures, your mouth will need ample time to adjust to this new fixture. The length of time it takes may vary and can be dependent on if you have one denture or a set.
A few ways you can more easily adjust include:
- Try talking in front of a mirror, enunciating more difficult words and slowing your speech
- Keep soft foods in your diet during the first few days or weeks. Slowly, you will be able to incorporate harder foods as you become more comfortable with your dentures.
How can I keep my dentures from slipping?
One of the great aspects of today’s dentures is that they are less likely to slip. Created to fit comfortably in your mouth, your natural suction should help to hold them in place. However, if you are paranoid or prefer to be cautious about your dentures, especially while out to eat with friends or family, don’t be afraid to use a denture adhesive. A few small applications can help secure your dentures in place so that you don’t have to worry about accidental slippage and potential embarrassment.
How long will my dentures last before they need to be replaced?
Ultimately, the lifespan of your dentures depends on how well you take care of them. It’s not uncommon for denture-wearers to require a new set every 5-8 years. Apart from your ability to maintain and keep them clean over time, changes in your facial structure and jaw can cause your dentures to no longer fit properly. If you’ve had them relined and readjusted during this time frame, your dentist may suggest a replacement to ensure you can maintain your beautiful smile.
What should I do to protect my dentures?
Because dentures are removable, it is necessary that you protect them when they are not in your mouth. A few ways you can do this include:
- Placing a towel in the sink to protect your dentures while cleaning them. Should they accidentally slip out of your hands and make contact with the porcelain sink, they can become cracked or chipped.
- Soak them at night to ensure they remain moist. You do not want your dentures to dry out, as they can become brittle.
- Keep them clean by using a denture brush and cleaner to remove bacteria and food particles.