Modern cosmetic dentures are more natural looking and comfortable than their traditional counterparts. Dentures can be made using high quality acrylic or porcelain materials. Most people are familiar with removable dentures, but dentures can also be permanently secured using dental implants. This alternative treatment can give patients maximum comfort, function and aesthetics.
Types of Dentures
Full Dentures – Full dentures are used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. Dentures can be either removable or secured with dental implants. Patients who opt for implant supported dentures are typically more satisfied with their restoration than those who choose removable dentures.
Benefits of implant-supported dentures include:
- Secure fit, no chance of slippage
- Improved health of bone and gums
- Healthier diet, no food restrictions
- No adhesives needed
- Highly aesthetic appearance
Same Day Dentures – If you need to have all or most of your teeth removed, you may be a candidate for same day dentures. Traditionally, when teeth are extracted, the jaw bone was left to heal prior to fabrication of a complete denture. With same day dentures, the teeth are extracted on the same day as the denture delivery, so you do not have to go without teeth.
Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge in that they replace several missing teeth. In most cases, a partial denture is retained by natural teeth, often supported with a dental crown. Another option is to support a partial denture with dental implants. As with full dentures, the dental implant allows for improved stability and retention.
How much do dentures cost?
The cost of dentures varies based on a patient’s specific condition as well as the type of denture and material selected. Before we begin treatment, Dr. Khanna will review your various treatment options as well as the cost associated with each treatment.
Are dentures covered by insurance?
Some dental insurance companies may provide a benefit for dentures. We will perform a complimentary benefits check prior to your treatment and help explain your coverage. Khanna Dentistry works with most dental insurance companies and will assist with all billing and documentation to help you maximize your benefits.
Do you fix dentures?
If you need denture repair, please contact our office. In some cases, we may be able to repair your denture in office or same day, and in other cases we may need to send your denture to a dental laboratory for a repair. Other times, we may recommend a denture replacement.