While dentures of the past may have looked bulky and noticeable, they are now a thing of the past. Dentures provided by Renaissance Dental are designed be quite comfortable as well as look and feel like real teeth! With the help of our knowledgeable and accommodating team, they’ll walk you through the whole process from start-to-finish, so you can start looking forward to leaving our dental office with a confident smile. Whether you need to replace a handful of teeth or all of them, learn more about dentures and partials in Fort Worth, TX by getting in touch with our dental office!
Have you lost all of your upper and lower teeth? You can still enjoy a complete smile. With a full denture, which is a prosthetic that replaces an entire row of teeth at a time, you can chew food again with confidence. They also work to elongate the face, making you look younger overall. Full dentures use natural suction as well as dental adhesive to rest on top of the gums, making them easily removable for regular cleaning.
Partial dentures are used when you still have some healthy teeth remaining in your smile. To fill the gaps throughout your mouth, we can create a partial denture made from acrylic teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. Rather than asking you to rely on natural suction or denture adhesive to keep the denture secure, a series of metal clasps wrap around your remaining teeth. This gives the denture added stability. Of course, these dentures remain easily removable for daily maintenance.
Just like any dental restoration, the cost of dentures varies from person to person. During your initial consultation with us, you will be able to discuss your unique case and what you can expect to pay for your personalized dentures. For now, here are some things for you to keep in mind to have a better understanding of the cost of dentures in Fort Worth.
There are several factors that need to be considered when looking at the overall cost of the process of getting dentures. Here are just a few of the most prominent:
Just because you’ve come across cheap dentures doesn’t mean that they are a better option. Budget dentures tend to become damaged more easily and require replacement much sooner than you would typically expect. When it comes to your dental health, high-quality dentures are a worthwhile investment.
Implant dentures do have a higher cost than traditional dentures because they require oral surgery and the placement of multiple dental implants. However, they do have some unique benefits. They are more stable and last longer than traditional dentures. They also stimulate the jawbone, therefore preventing bone loss as a result of missing teeth.
In most dental plans, you can expect some level of coverage when it comes to your dentures. Many provide up to 50%, but this varies depending on your plan and dental insurance provider. Our practice is in-network with Delta Dental, and we accept all PPO insurances. Our team is more than happy to file claims on your behalf.
If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re out of luck when it comes to savings. With CareCredit, you can break down your total amount into smaller payments over the course of several months or even years. In most cases, you can expect low-to-zero interest attached.
We also have an in-house dental plan: Renaissance Dental Wellness Club. With this plan, you pay a reasonable annual fee as a member, all without waiting periods, annual maximums, or monthly premiums. You can expect coverage for preventive services like X-rays, regular cleanings, and fluoride treatments. You can also get a 30% discount on all other treatment fees!
The best way to find out how much your dentures will cost is by scheduling an initial consultation with us. This way, we can help you get your smile back!
Dentures are lifechanging for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth, but you want to be well informed before deciding on the future of your smile. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about dentures. If you don’t see your question listed below, just give us a call! We’d be happy to give you the information you’re looking for and schedule you for your initial consultation.
Dentists will generally recommend that you take out your dentures before you go to bed. However, when you first get your dentures, you will typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including when you sleep. After this, you should be taking them out every evening. Wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums, leading to soft tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Taking dentures out gives the gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need during the night. The dark, moist space beneath the dentures is an ideal place for bacteria to thrive. For this reason, sleeping with dentures has been found to be associated with a higher risk of pneumonia. Ultimately, it is best to avoid sleeping with your dentures.
If you need to have teeth extracted before you can get dentures, you are likely to experience some discomfort after the oral surgery. To manage pain, take your over-the-counter and prescribed pain medication as directed. When you first get your new dentures, some minor irritation may occur as your mouth is adjusting to the new appliance. If you’re switching to a new set of dentures, this adjustment period may take longer, but it varies from person to person. If pain persists, give us a call. This way, we can ensure that there aren’t any underlying issues and that your dentures are fitting as they should.
When you first get your dentures, it will take time to get used to speaking with them because you’re so used to speaking with your natural teeth. The amount of time it takes to get used to speaking with dentures is different for everyone, but generally speaking, the more you practice, the faster the adjustment process goes. Try reading out loud to yourself and repeating difficult-to-pronounce words. Speak slowly at first, as fast speech may come out muffled if you’re not used to talking with dentures.
Tough meats like steak are often difficult to chew with dentures, but it’s still possible to do if you take the right precautions. When picking out your steak, select tenderloin or another beef cut that doesn’t contain as many connective tissues or muscle fibers. These elements can make steak more difficult to chew. Be sure that the meat is thoroughly tenderized beforehand. Cut the steak into very small, manageable pieces. The smaller they are, the easier they will be for you to chew with your dentures.