Dentures for Better Health
Most times it is best to consider complete dentures, or partial dentures to replace missing teeth when there are no other options. If you have lost several teeth, or all your teeth due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, poor dental hygiene or even a traumatic injury.
It is very important to your health to replace missing teeth. The effects of not replacing them could result in shift of any remaining teeth, an inability to bite or chew which can have an ill effect on your physical health, and a sagging facial appearance which can make you look older than you are.
Replacing missing teeth early can reduce these problems and help to keep you looking young and feeling better.
There are several types of dentures including;
- Complete Denture Set
- Partial Dentures
- Implant Dentures
Complete Dentures requires pulling any remaining or unhealthy teeth if needed and fitting your mouth with a complete denture set on the top and bottom.
Partial dentures are used if there is several remaining healthy teeth. If this is the case, the remaining health teeth are prepared and a mold of your mouth is taken. The partial dentures will then be fitted to support the remaining healthy teeth.
Implant Dentures are titanium devices that are placed into the jawbone. They act as an anchor to provide a solid base for the Dentures. Implants are usually performed under local anesthesia.
The wonderful thing today is that Dentures are designed to be comfortable and functional as well. They are very real in appearance to natural teeth and can improve your facial appearance and improve your overall health as well.
It is very important to make sure you discuss your options with Dr Murray to decide which denture is right for you. No matter which you choose, Dr Murray has a Dental Lab on site which makes it fast and easy to get your dentures right and make any changes during the fittings quickly.
The cost of dentures depends on several factors, including:
- The possible requirement of an additional procedure such as extractions of remaining teeth or oral surgery to refine bony ridges.
- A prosthodontist specializes in crafting dentures and may charge more for his services.
- The type of dental insurance you have.
- The complexity of the removable denture that is required.
- Dental materials selected by the patient and the dentist. For example, highly cross-linked polymer denture teeth are more esthetic and do not wear as much as conventional plastic teeth and are more expensive. There are different metals that can be used in removable partial dentures that may also increase the cost.
- The type of warranty offered. Some warranties may be for one to two years, while others may run up to 10 years.
Complete dentures can range in price from $300 to $8,000. The difference in cost is related to the fabrication time, cost of dental materials, and the experience of the dentist. An average fitting may take 15 hours and five to six appointments to complete the process of making complete dentures.
The cost range does not include fees associated with possible oral surgery or tooth extraction. Depending on the type of dental insurance you have, insurance companies may offer a 15% reimbursement or up to a 50% absorption of the total procedure costs.
Contact Dr Murray to determine the best options for you.