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Dentures – Altamonte Springs, FL

Customized, Natural-Looking, & Functional Replacement Teeth

Our customized dentures in Altamonte Springs are a popular solution for patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. We craft them to fit your mouth precisely and comfortably for maximum functionality and a natural appearance. We can also combine this traditional solution with advanced dental implant technology to offer implant-retained restorations as well. To start your journey towards achieving a complete and beautiful smile, contact our team at Distinctive Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.

 

Types of Dentures

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When you visit our office to see how you can replace your missing teeth in Altamonte Springs, we’ll begin by examining your mouth. Once we determine the location of all of the gaps in your smile and examine your jawbone structure, we can suggest one of our three denture solutions.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are intended to replace multiple missing teeth while fitting comfortably among your remaining teeth. They are typically comprised of artificial teeth attached to an acrylic base that is gum-colored. The teeth are connected to a metal frame that keeps the dentures properly oriented within your mouth. They are held in place by the contours of the bone and gums with metal connectors attached to healthy teeth as a support.

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Full Dentures

Complete dentures replace an entire row of teeth and are also removable. The artificial teeth are made from either porcelain or ceramic, mimicking the color of natural tooth enamel. The anatomical structure of the mouth, saliva, and opposing teeth are used to help the denture stay in place within the mouth. The outcome can be both visually appealing and dramatically improve functionality.

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Implant-Retained Dentures

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Implant-retained full or partial dentures are able to replace the entire structure of missing teeth by surgically placing titanium implant posts below the gums which will act as the new roots. These fuse with your jawbone, continuing to provide it with blood flow and stimulation to keep it from deteriorating over time. Atop the implants, abutments are placed, which are small, metal connector pieces, and either a full or partial denture to restore your complete arch of teeth.

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The Benefits of Dentures

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Dentures have a number of benefits to offer you. They help improve the appearance of your entire face by eliminating a sunken appearance, and many of our patients have reported a better quality of life as the result of getting dentures. Some other advantages include:

  • Missing teeth can have a drastic impact on a person’s ability to easily speak and chew.
  • Dentures help restore the natural contours of the mouth so that proper speech patterns are easily achieved.
  • Chewing will be improved with a completed dental structure, and the need to only eat soft foods can be done away with.
  • Dentures will stop the remaining teeth from shifting, and the force of chewing will be spread over a greater area, which protects the remaining natural teeth.

Maintaining Your Restorations

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Keeping your dentures looking like new and functioning how they’re meant to is relatively easy. Just be sure to follow these daily maintenance tips:

  • Rinse your dentures after eating.
  • Carefully handle your dentures.
  • Clean your mouth after removing your dentures.
  • Brush your dentures using a denture brush and denture cleanser every day.
  • Soak your full dentures in room temperature water over night.

If you would like any additional instructions on how you can take care of your restorations and extend their lifespan, don’t hesitate to contact our office!

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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Having a smile that’s incomplete can have a drastic impact on your daily life and mental health. In this oral dilemma, investing in yourself is crucial, not just so you can continue getting the most out of life, but also to preserve your oral health. Dentures are a tried-and-true treatment for restoring smiles, and they’re notorious for being a cost-effective prosthetic that can fit virtually any patient’s budget. If you’d like to learn more about the cost of dentures in Altamonte Springs, contact our office today to schedule a consultation or read below!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

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There are three major factors that can impact the cost of your dentures:

  1. Preparatory procedures that you need before your denture can be worn, like a tooth extraction or gum disease therapy.
  2. The type of acrylic used to craft the gum-colored base that acts as the foundation of your denture.
  3. Whether you’d like the replacement teeth on your denture to be made from acrylic or porcelain.

The cheapest options aren’t always the best for every patient, and it’s important to invest in materials and procedures that will set you up for denture success!

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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While implant dentures are the more expensive option compared to traditional dentures, it’s for good reason. Many patients opt to have their dentures secured to four to eight dental implants that are placed beneath their gumline to make their prosthetic functional and look exactly like natural teeth. This also minimizes negative experiences that some patients report with dentures after they’ve had them for awhile, like slipping and shifting when they try to eat or speak. In the end, implant dentures are a worthwhile investment, and although they have a higher up-front price tag, they can last up to four times longer, making them the more cost-effective treatment in the end.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of dentures in Altamonte Springs; however, it’s important to keep in mind that benefits can vary from insurance company to insurance company. To find out how much your treatment will be covered, our team recommends contacting your provider directly to ask. Once you determine that you want to move forward, we can file the claim on your behalf to help you maximize any benefits.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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In addition to accepting all PPO dental insurance plans, our team at Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland also offers additional financing through CareCredit. CareCredit is a trusted, third-party financer that provides low monthly payment plans for dental treatments at little to no interest upon approval. If you’d like to learn more or apply for financing, please don’t hesitate to ask our team for guidance!

Denture FAQs

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Do you still have questions about restoring your smile with dentures in Altamonte Springs? At Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland, we always want you to feel confident in the services you choose for your smile. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get from patients about dentures below. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, call us today and we’ll be happy to help!

How Long Will My Dentures Last?

The lifespan of your dentures will depend on which type you choose. Both partial and full dentures rely on other parts of your mouth to stay in place. Since tooth loss leads to gradual changes in your jawbone and gum ridge, your dentures will lose their fit over time. Partial and full dentures typically last for about five to seven years before they need to be replaced. However, if you choose to restore your smile with implant-retained dentures, you can easily expect them to stay in place for a lifetime with the proper care!

Can My Dentures Be Repaired If They Break?

It won’t take you very long to get used to your new full or partial dentures. However, it’s important than you continue to use caution taking them out or putting them back into your mouth. Handling or cleaning them haphazardly can quickly lead to a set of damaged dentures. If you have broken dentures, call us right away so we can assist you over the phone. While minor damage can typically be repaired, there are other cases where your dentures may need to be replaced entirely. To minimize the risk of breaking your dentures, it’s a good idea to lay a towel over nearby hard surfaces like your bathroom counter or sink.

Can I Change the Look of My Dentures?

Dentures are designed to reliably retain their color, size, and shape for years. If you’re considering partial dentures as well as a cosmetic service like teeth whitening, we recommend brightening your smile first. After your treatment, we can match the color of your new partial dentures to match the rest of your dazzling smile. If you’d like to change the color of your dentures later on, we’ll work with you to design a new prosthetic that is more in line with your wishes.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

Every dental insurance policy is different, so we’ll have to review your policy details to know the answer to that question. Our highly experienced dental team is happy to help you go over the fine details in order to maximize your benefits and minimize your out of pocket expenses. We accept all PPO dental insurance plans and can even file the claims on your behalf, so you can sit back and relax. If your insurance doesn’t cover dentures or you don’t have insurance, we want to help you get the healthy smile you deserve. We can walk you through the process of applying for CareCredit, which will allow you to break up the cost of your dental care into smaller payments.

If you’re ready to regain your confident, functional smile with dentures, give us a call today to set up your consultation!