Advantages of a Complete Denture
Losing teeth creates a whole list of different issues. Basic functions like eating and speaking become challenging. Your smile suffers significantly. Your facial appearance begins to change. The more teeth you lose, the greater the effects. At Florida Prosthodontics, we can provide a replacement for a full arch of missing teeth with a complete denture.
What are Complete Dentures?
Complete dentures are a traditional treatment for replacing a full arch of missing teeth. They have been in use for hundreds of years, and are still a very common solution today. Over the years, dentures have undergone numerous changes. These changes have greatly helped to improve the appearance of dentures, as well as their functionality. Your complete denture is removable and should be taken out nightly to clean as well as left out to soak overnight while you sleep.
A More Natural Appearance
Dentures today have acrylic resin teeth that are set into an acrylic base. The teeth are designed to look like real teeth, rather than the more perfect, much more noticeably false, teeth of older styles. The base is made to match the exact color of your natural gum tissue, which helps it to blend in. These features provide you with a much more natural smile as well as greater confidence.
Enjoy Many of Your Favorite Foods Again
When you lose an entire arch of teeth, eating becomes very challenging. The inability to bite and chew limits what you can eat, meaning many of your favorite foods become off limits. Additionally, the lack of teeth makes chewing very difficult. When you are unable to chew properly, your body has a harder time digesting what you do eat. As a result, your digestion suffers, which can then impact your overall nutrition. With dentures, you can eat many of your favorite foods once again. You are also able to chew much more effectively, which helps to improve your digestion as well as your nutrition.
Shortest Treatment Time
Dentures have the shortest treatment time from start to finish. With dental implants, it can be months of healing before you can receive your permanent replacement teeth. Dentures on the other hand, only require a few visits. If you require extractions, these are done first. This generally takes 4 to 6 weeks of healing. Following the healing, your impressions are taken, which are used to design and create your custom dentures. Once your denture is complete, a fitting is performed. Necessary adjustments, if needed, are made, and you receive your new teeth. This is all done in much less time than it takes to receive implants.
Dentures are an affordable treatment for replacing an entire arch of teeth. Dental implants, which require surgery, many appointments, and more materials, can cost several thousand dollars, which may not all be covered by insurance. Some dental insurance providers may not provide any coverage at all. A complete denture can cost around $1,500 to $3,000, and most insurance providers will cover at least half of the cost.
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth, a complete denture can restore the functions of those teeth. Because modern dentures look much more natural, they can also help to restore your smile and your confidence, while helping to improve your quality of life. Call Florida Prosthodontics at (321) 252-9950 today to schedule your appointment and find out if a complete denture is right for you.