Dentures – Keller, TX
Complete Your Smile with Top-Quality Replacement Teeth
Did you know that 120 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth? If you’ve suffered tooth loss, you’re far from being alone. In fact, about 36 million people have no natural teeth left at all! However, losing teeth shouldn’t mean that you can’t bite, chew, laugh, or smile with confidence. At Ridgepoint Dental, we give our patients another chance to take full advantage of their teeth through top-tier dentures in Keller. Are you ready to have a complete smile again? Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Walia today!
Why Choose Ridgepoint Dental for Dentures?
- Compassionate, Experienced Dental Team
- Personalized, High-Quality Restorations
- In-House Implant Placement Available
What Is a Full Denture?
For patients who are missing all the teeth in an arch, we use a full denture, which consists of acrylic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. These materials make dentures look just like natural teeth. Unlike dentures of the past, modern full dentures utilize natural suction to stay in place on top of the gums, but you may still wish to use denture adhesives for added security.
What Is a Partial Denture?
If you still have some natural teeth within your arch, you may wish to replace your missing ones with a partial denture. Using metal or plastic clasps, this customized restoration attaches to your remaining teeth and fits in your smile like a puzzle piece. This setup keeps the teeth you still have from moving out of position. Like their full counterpart, partial dentures have an acrylic gum base and durable teeth that look realistic.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
When you don’t have strong teeth, even simple daily functions can feel impossible. Dentures that fit well allow you to bite and chew your food and expand your diet to include choices that would otherwise be too tough. But when dentures fit properly, you can make healthier decisions in your diet. In addition, you can talk and smile while feeling less self-conscious about how your teeth look.
Whether you have teeth or not, we’ll take impressions of your mouth and design your dentures to give you a uniquely beautiful smile.
What Are the Benefits of Implant Dentures?
Another option for your dentures is to attach them to dental implants, which act like tooth roots. These posts are embedded in the jawbone, so the implants can provide much more stability and biting power than traditional dentures. Also, with implant dentures, you don’t have to worry about your replacement teeth slipping or coming out. They are firmly anchored, which means you can eat basically any foods you like with most of your original biting strength.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
While you can find rough estimates online for how much dentures cost, the exact price you’ll pay will vary based on your unique circumstances. Moreover, several variables go into the cost of dentures in Keller, such as insurance coverage. That’s why it’s virtually impossible for us to give you a quote until Dr. Walia has examined your mouth and developed a treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Below, you’ll find out what you need to know about denture costs.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
When you meet with your denture dentist in Keller for a consultation, you’ll learn about the three main factors that will influence the price of your dentures:
- Preparations – Some patients must undergo certain procedures, such as tooth extractions, before their mouths are ready for dentures. These treatments will increase your overall costs.
- Base – The gum-colored base of the denture can be made from various materials. It’s important to choose one that is comfortable yet durable.
- Replacement teeth – Similarly, the material of your artificial teeth affects the cost. Keep in mind that the cheapest solution is not always the best one. You want your new smile to be high-quality!
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
With implant dentures, you’ll have to pay for implant posts as well as their surgical placement in addition to the denture itself. As a result, implant dentures do cost more than traditional dentures. However, implant dentures are well worth the higher price because they:
- Will never slip around or fall out
- Restore much more chewing power
- Look and feel almost exactly like real teeth
- Have the potential to last a lifetime compared to the five- to seven-year average lifespan of traditional prosthetics
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Luckily, dentures are likely to be at least partially covered by most dental insurance plans. Your exact amount of coverage will vary based on your plan, but dentures are often covered at around 50%.
Here at Ridgepoint Dental, we are in-network with most of the nation’s leading PPO dental insurance plans. We’ll be more than happy to look over your plan and help you maximize your benefits, even if your plan is out-of-network.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
Of course, we also have non-insurance ways of making dentures in Keller affordable. For one, we can help you apply for a monthly payment plan via CareCredit or Lending Club. These plans, many of which have extremely low interest rates, are designed to fit into practically anyone’s budget. As an alternative to insurance, our in-house savings plan can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses for many types of dental care, not just dentures.
Feel free to get in touch with our team today to find out how you can afford to rebuild your smile!
At Ridgepoint Dental, it is our goal to help you feel confident in your appearance. When suffering from tooth loss, you can experience difficulty eating and speaking, and you might even feel embarrassed when surrounded by others. Fortunately, with dentures in Keller, you can take back your oral health and confidence! No matter where you are in the process of achieving a healthier, more beautiful smile, we know you probably have many questions, which is why you will find the list below that answers some of the most common questions asked by our patients. If you do not see yours listed, please contact our office for further assistance.
Should I have all my teeth pulled to get dentures?
You will find that most dentists will always attempt to save a damaged tooth before resorting to an extraction. Only in cases where the tooth cannot be salvaged will we recommend removal. For example, if decay, infection, or serious trauma has occurred and no amount of treatment can save it, Dr. Walia will likely recommend extraction. If all your teeth in the upper or lower arch are decayed or infected with gum disease, choosing dentures may be the appropriate and more cost-effective option as opposed to dental crowns.
It’s important to remember that there is no limit as to how many teeth can be removed during one appointment, but your dentist may find that some are much more difficult than others. No matter your situation, Dr. Walia will go over all your available options before resorting to extractions for dentures.
Can I sleep with my dentures?
It is strongly recommended that you remove your dentures before going to bed. The reason is that your gums and bone need to breathe while you sleep. Because you wear your dentures throughout the day, the pressure applied to your gums can cause restriction and soft tissue irritation over time. As a result, this can lead to ridge resorption. Removing your dentures at night and soaking them in a cleaning solution not only allows your gums to recover, but it also keeps your dentures moist, reducing the chance of breakage because of dryness.
Also, if you wear your dentures while you sleep, you increase your risk for gum disease because of plaque that can grow and spread beneath your prosthetic.
What is the average age for dentures?
Anyone can experience tooth loss, no matter the age. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, an estimated 66% of adults between the ages of 40-64 are missing at least one tooth compared to only 33% of those ages 20-39. By these figures, most individuals with a full or partial denture are over the age of 40. In fact, the American Dental Association took a census that revealed close to 57% of people ages 65-74 wear a full or partial denture. While it true that the risk for tooth loss increases with age, virtually any adult can wear a denture if faced with tooth loss.
Can dentures reduce life expectancy?
Unfortunately, much research has found that wearing dentures can reduce life expectancy by 10 years. The reason is that, unlike dental implants that mimic the natural tooth structure from root to crown and can stimulate the jawbone, dentures offer no increased stimulation to this area. As a result, you may experience a loss of bite force, making it more difficult to eat healthier foods that can provide the nutrients your body needs. If you are considering the choice between dentures or dental implants, talk to your denture dentist in Keller about which solution might be better for your individual needs.