Dentures – Plymouth, MA
Functional, Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement
Since they were first used centuries ago, dentures have evolved by leaps and bounds. The dentures of today are more comfortable and functional than ever before. They are one of the most popular ways to replace lost teeth! At Aveni Dental Professionals, we offer multiple types of dentures in Plymouth. Learn more about them on this page, and get in touch with us when you would lie to schedule your personal restorative dentistry consultation.
Why Choose Aveni Dental Professionals for Dentures?
- Experienced restorative dental team
- Natural-looking, comfortable results
- Traditional and implant dentures available
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Do you struggle with the effects of missing teeth? Perhaps you find it difficult to eat your favorite foods, and you may feel embarrassed to smile. Your speech may not be as clear as it once was. Dentures can address such issues. They are particularly suited to people who have suffered the loss of several teeth or all of their teeth, rather than just one or two teeth.
Types of Dentures
When you visit us as your dentist in Plymouth for a consultation, we will let you know what type of denture we believe is best for you. Our recommendation will be based on the extent of your tooth loss, the health of your gums and jawbone, and your goals for treatment. Here is a brief overview of the three types of dentures that we offer:
A partial denture replaces multiple teeth at various places throughout a dental arch. You can think of it sort of like a puzzle piece that fits in exactly where it is needed. It may have small metal attachments that connect it to the nearby natural teeth and help it to stay stable during speaking and eating.
A full denture replaces an entire arch of lost teeth. It consists of a gum-colored base that supports a row of artificial teeth, which are usually constructed out of acrylic of porcelain. A mild adhesive or natural suction helps a full denture to remain secure in the mouth during eating and speaking.
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots, which are placed in the jawbone during a minor surgery. They provide an extremely sturdy base of support for a denture. Implant dentures are much stronger and longer-lasting than traditional full and partial dentures. They even stimulate the jaw and help to prevent bone loss.
The Benefits of Dentures
Some benefits of dentures include:
- They are among the most cost-effective tooth replacement options. Insurance is usually willing to cover at significant portion of the cost, especially if you get a traditional prosthetic.
- As long as they fit well, they can be quite comfortable and highly functional.
- They can enable you to eat most foods.
- They are easy to care for. Our team will give you some pointers on how to properly maintain them.
- We carefully design dentures so they look as natural as possible and complement your unique features.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
We will give you an estimate for the price of your prosthetic when you visit us for your consultation. The cost of dentures in Plymouth depends on a few factors, including the type of denture you will receive; the materials used to make your denture; and how your insurance policy applies to your treatment. If you do not wish to pay for the entirety of your denture upfront, we can help you apply for low-interest financing through CareCredit, which will allow you to break up the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
Some of the biggest factors that affect the cost of dentures include:
- Type of denture. Full dentures, partial dentures, and implant dentures all have different price points.
- The base of a denture is made out of acrylic, and the teeth can be made of acrylic or porcelain. The specific type and brand of materials used have a bearing on overall price.
- Preparatory treatments. Some patients must undergo extractions or other treatments before they can receive dentures. Each of these preliminary services has its own cost.
Be wary of “bargain” dentures. They might have an attractively low price, but the quality may not be what you were hoping for.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Yes, implant dentures in Plymouth cost more upfront than traditional dentures. The reason for the difference is simple: the extra time, effort, and materials involved in providing implant dentures require an increase in price. However, it is important to think about cost versus value. A traditional denture may last 5 – 7 years before replacement becomes necessary, but implant dentures tend to last much longer. Implant dentures also offer priceless oral health benefits, such as jawbone preservation, that traditional prosthetics simply cannot provide. The vast majority of patients who choose implant dentures are happy about their decision.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Most dental insurance policies consider dentures to be a major procedure and are willing to cover about 50% of their cost, up to the amount of a plan’s annual maximum. For many patients, this means their out-of-pocket cost is reduced by hundreds of dollars or more. Our team are experts at navigating insurance, and we are in-network with some of the most popular plans. We will be happy to help you understand your benefits and file your claims.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
As your denture dentist in Plymouth, we want you to be able to afford your prosthetic. To that end, we offer a few useful provisions:
- Essential Dental Plan. This discount plan, designed for patients without insurance, provides lower prices on virtually all of our services.
- We are partnered with CareCredit, a third-party lender, to offer low-interest and no-interest monthly payment plans. Most patients who apply are approved for credit
Are you ready to learn more about dentures and their cost? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with the team at Aveni Dental!
Dentures in Plymouth offer a reliable and cost-effective way to replace lost teeth. If you would like to find out whether they are right for you, we invite you to come to us for a personal consultation. In the meantime, you can learn more about this treatment by reading the answers to some frequently asked questions about it. Make notes about anything you would like further explanation on — our team will be happy to share our knowledge!
How Long Will You Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Your Teeth are Pulled?
The denture process varies from patient to patient. On average, a wait time of 6 – 8 weeks is necessary following extractions. This allows the gums an opportunity to heal before they have to support a prosthetic. Some patients, though, opt for immediate dentures, which are placed on the same day as extractions. Immediate dentures usually require some significant adjustments as time goes on because the gums and bone tend to change shape as the mouth heals from extractions.
If you are getting All-on-4 implant dentures, you may undergo extractions, receive dental implants, and get a temporary denture in a single appointment.
Can I Sleep with My Dentures?
When you first get your dentures, you may be told to keep it in your mouth for a full 24 hours, including when you sleep. After that, however, you should get into the habit of removing it each night. Removing it allows your gums a chance to rest, decreasing your risk of bone loss and gum sores. It is also beneficial for oral hygiene; your dentures may trap bacteria against your gums, so removing them to thoroughly clean both your mouth and your prosthetic is necessary to maintain a fresh and healthy smile.
What Is the Average Age for Dentures?
Tooth loss can afflict individuals of any age, so you should not feel embarrassed to seek treatment if you are a young person who is struggling with severe oral health problems. However, the need for dentures tends to be more common in older individuals. Roughly two-thirds of adults aged 40 – 64 have lost at least one tooth, compared to just one-third of adults aged 20 – 39. A census conducted by the American Dental Association found that almost 57% of people aged 65 – 74 wear some form of denture.
Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?
When you first receive your prosthetic, speaking with it might be a challenge. It might cause you to have a lisp or make it difficult for you to pronounce certain sounds. The more you practice, the faster you can expect to adjust. Some patients find it beneficial to read out loud to get used to the feeling of their prosthetic. Once you adjust to talking with your denture, you may find that it is easier to speak clearly than it was before you got it. If, after a few months, you still find it hard to communicate while wearing your new teeth, call your denture dentist in Plymouth and ask for assistance.