Dentures: A Restorative Solution for Missing Teeth

For some people who have lost most of their teeth to extreme wear and tear may find solace in a set of complete dentures for the reclamation of a gorgeous smile. Even people who only have only lost a portion of their pearly whites can opt for a partial denture to solve their problems. Dentures such as these can be found at Making Orlando Smile – Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry with the help of Dr. Maxine Moncrieffe & Dr Marcella Guzman.

With tooth decay and loss causing more problems for an individual, it is advisable to replace the teeth that have been lost. Partial or complete dentures can help overcome problems such as difficulty in biting or chewing. The more contemporary dentures that are being supplied now are made in a way that makes them far more comfortable for the wearer and could possibly pass for real teeth.

Picking the Dentist for the Job

Although there is a very capable team of dentists at Making Orlando Smile – Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, should the patient be in a different area, a thorough inquisition of the dentist’s capability is necessary. The usual things that need to be asked about are the training, specialty and experience with fitting dentures. When looking for a certified expert on the procedure, oral surgeons are the dentists that should be called.

Taking Care of Dentures

Just like real teeth, dentures need to be thoroughly cleaned in order to ensure the durability and strength of the prosthetics. Dentures should be placed in cold water when they aren’t being used to make sure that any kind of food debris is removed.

Expected Costs for Dentures

As with any other dental procedure, the cost of dentures will differ from case to case due to a number of reasons. Generally, full dentures can cost from $300 to $8,000. Compared to dental implants, dentures tend to cost more because of the time and effort it takes to make them flawless. Even for dentists who are considered to be experienced and experts in their field can take half a dozen appointments and over half a day to construct dentures.

The following will most probably have a weight in the cost of dentures:

  • The location of the dentist or the office.

  • Preparatory dental procedures (i.e. tooth extractions).

  • The type of dentures required – half or complete.

  • The type of dentist that an individual chooses. For example, opting to visit a prosthodontist could possibly cost more than going to a general dentist.

  • The material, which is chosen by both dentist and patient, used to make the denture will also dictate the price of the product. Some substances such as cross-linked polymer costs more than plastic but are far stronger and longer lasting. For other dentures, metal may also need to be used which would typically cause an increase in the overall cost.

  • The insurance policy of an individual will also be a factor along with the warranty that comes with the denture. The length of warranty, depending on the dentist, can last anywhere from one to ten years.