There are several methods available for replacing missing teeth, and dentures are one of the most well-known. Through the years, they have gained a reputation for being inconvenient, clunky, and uncomfortable — but for most patients, that cliché is far from the truth. On this page, we talk more about dentures in Enfield and all the benefits they offer.
Basically, there are two types of dentures: full and partial. Partial dentures replace just a few teeth, whereas full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth (all the teeth on the top or bottom of the mouth). Dentures consist of a few parts:
To begin your journey toward a renewed smile, visit your dentist in Enfield for a consultation. We will evaluate your oral health and make a recommendation on the best method for replacing your missing teeth. If dentures are right for you, we may have to extract any remaining teeth you have that would interfere with the way your dentures fit. Then, we will make impressions of your mouth and begin the process of designing and fitting your custom new smile.
Exactly how long it takes for you to get your dentures will depend on whether we need to extract any teeth (your gums will need time to heal). The general timeline for getting dentures is anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months.
After you get your new dentures, it is important that you come in for regular dental checkups. We will want to make sure that your gums are healthy and that your prosthetic teeth are continuing to fit well. The dentures may need periodic refitting or even replacement.
You may be a good candidate for dentures if:
Dentures come with a number of advantages:
The cost of your dentures will depend on a few factors, including the materials used to make them, whether you are getting full or partial dentures, and how much of the cost your insurance is willing to cover. During your restorative consultation, we will give you a forthright estimate for how much you may have to pay out of pocket. We will also help you apply for low-interest financing through CareCredit if you cannot pay for your prosthetic upfront.
If you would like to learn more about dentures, contact us today. We are always pleased to help our patients achieve attractive, strong, and complete smiles.