Dentures & Partials

What are dentures VS partials?

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Dentures are classified into two categories. The first of which are called complete dentures and the second are partial dentures. Complete, or conventional dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as teeth are removed. Thus, the patient does not have to go any time without teeth during their healing period. These dentures will require more refitting, as the healing process changes mouth structure. The second category is partial dentures. These removable dentures or bridge are replacement teeth attached to a gum colored base. These can be used when one or more natural teeth remain in the jaw. A partial denture can fill the space between missing teeth, which keeps any teeth from shifting.

Does insurance cover dentures?

Most dental insurance companies cover some or all of dentures. If you are considering getting dentures or a partial, see what your insurance provider offers, and consider changing plans or providers to better compliment your situation. Contact your company immediately to discuss their providers and what they can or cannot cover.

Will eating be difficult?

As any new tool, using dentures will take some getting used to. The more time you spend using them, the more comfortable you will become. Do not fear if at first you are struggling with chewing, especially with both sides of your mouth. Start with softer foods that are cut into smaller pieces, and slowly move up and expand your diet. Try to stay away from hard foods or foods with sharp edges, such as bones or shells. Additionally, avoid foods that are sticky or hard, especially gum and candies.

What different kinds of dentures exist?

As mentioned above, there are different kinds of oral tooth fillers, the top two being dentures and partials. However, there are a few different kinds of each. Standard dentures are the classic, teeth on a base set. Immediate dentures are less permanent and will most likely have to be replaced. Overdentures sit on top of metal inserts into the gums. Implant retained dentures sit on top of the gums and are held securely in place with implants. Transitional dentures come with three or four phases of removal, extractions of both the bone and overlying gums.

What are associated costs?

Conventional dentures can from anywhere from one thousand to multi thousand dollars. Immediate dentures can be more expensive, they start around fifteen hundred and range over three thousand dollars.

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