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Canton Full & Partial Dentures

Missing teeth can threaten much more than just your oral health – it can harm your sense of self-confidence, your overall wellbeing, and your quality of life as well over time! For instance, these consequences are likely to occur:

At Dentistry at Hickory Flat, Dr. Brian Lee and Dr. Katherine Lee offer several high-quality solutions that can replace teeth, including custom-made dentures. Our practice offers partial prosthetics, full models, and even implant-retained versions for patients who are seeking added permanency in their new and improved smile. Please contact us today here in Canton to learn more about our denture options and which one best fits your unique needs and preferences. 

What is a Partial Denture?

Smiling senior couple outdoors

Partial dentures are ideal for patients who want to replace certain teeth along an arch of their smile while maintaining natural ones. They consist of natural-looking prosthetic teeth and gum-colored acrylic that is anchored to a lightweight metallic frame. They also have clasps, which are used to strategically attach the partial to the teeth in a comfortable and functional fashion. Newer technology allows us to make partial dentures without metals at all in certain situations. The partial dentures should be rinsed after every meal and regularly brushed with denture paste that’s been approved by the ADA for optimal results.

What is a Full Denture?

Model of smile with partial denture

There are three major types of full dentures:

Daily Life with Dentures

Full dentures

Once patients receive their new, one-of-a-kind denture from our Canton office, they can expect to experience an adjustment period. Their facial muscles will need to get used to eating, speaking, and performing other important oral functions with the new appliance. As a result, you may experience some minor discomfort and sore spots within the mouth. If you ever find yourself experiencing significant pain, let our dentists know right away so that we can adjust your prosthetic for a more optimal fit.

It’s important to practice consistent oral hygiene even with a denture. This means that you should rinse the appliance after every meal and brush it thoroughly with a quality denture paste. Also, make sure that you’re still brushing your gum tissue, your cheeks, and your tongue in order to get rid of decay-causing plaque. As long as you care for your denture and the rest of your mouth properly, you should expect to enjoy it for a decade or even longer! Please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you’re interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Brian, Dr. Katherine, and the rest of our talented team.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

If you’ve ever lived with missing teeth, you’re all too familiar with plenty of challenges and frustrations. Eating and speaking clearly can become difficult, and you may not wish to show your smile. Dentures can fix many of these problems and give you back your confidence. That alone makes the cost well worth it! Below is information you should know prior to getting dentures so that you can make the best decision for you and your smile.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

No two dentures are exactly the same, making the cost vary from patient to patient. The number and location of your missing teeth definitely influence the overall cost, and if you require preliminary work, such as tooth extraction, then the total cost for treatment will increase. Once we get a chance to examine your mouth and put together a plan designed just for you, we can give you a better idea of what your costs will be.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Generally, yes, implant dentures are more expensive because in addition to the dentures themselves, you’re also getting stable anchors to hold the dentures in place. Most find the extra investment upfront can actually save them money in the long run. Although implants are not typically covered by insurance and therefore cost more at the beginning, our team at Dentistry at Hickory Flat can perform both the placement and restoration of your implant dentures in one convenient location. We also currently have a special offer for dental implants for a limited time!

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

Although plans may vary, most dental insurance benefits partially cover the cost of dentures in Canton. In fact, coverage may be around 50 percent, depending on your specific plan. The good news is that you don’t have to do anything; our team can handle dental insurance claims for you. When we create your custom treatment plan, we can closely look at your benefits for ways to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

Even with dental insurance, you may find that paying for your tooth replacements upfront puts too much strain on your budget. But you have other options! We work with CareCredit, a trusted financier that specifically helps with medical and dental expenses. Once you decide to move forward with dentures, we can help you apply for financing at an affordable interest rate. If you qualify, you may even have 0 percent interest and still break up the cost into smaller monthly payments.

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