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Dentures & Partials – Lancaster, TX

Lifelike, Affordable Tooth Replacements

In the past, dentures were rather bulky and obvious, but those days are long gone. Prosthetic teeth provided by Sunny Dental are completely comfortable and fabricated to look and feel like natural teeth. Our knowledgeable, friendly team will walk you through the entire process and make sure that you leave our dental office smiling with more confidence. Do you need to replace a few teeth or all of them? You can learn more about dentures and partials in Lancaster, TX by contacting us today.

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Why Choose Sunny Dental for Dentures & Partials?

Full Dentures: Replace an Entire Row of Teeth with a Single Prosthetic

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Even if you’ve lost all of your upper or lower teeth, you can enjoy a complete smile. A full denture is a prosthetic that replaces an entire row of teeth at the same time, enabling the patient to chew food again. Full dentures also elongate the face to create a healthier, more youthful appearance. Using natural suction and dental adhesive, this traditional type of denture rests on top of the gums and is removeable for easy cleaning.

Partials: Fill the Gaps in Your Smile Like a Puzzle

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A partial denture is used when a patient still has some healthy teeth remaining. We can fill the gaps throughout the mouth with these dentures, which consist of acrylic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Instead of relying on suction or gravity to keep the denture in place, metal clasps hold onto neighboring teeth, giving the prosthetic teeth additional stability. Typically, partial dentures can be easily removed for daily cleaning.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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The cost of dentures varies from person to person, as every case is different and there are all sorts of different factors that contribute to the price. During your initial consultation, it will be determined exactly how much you can expect to pay for your new restoration. Until then, here are some things that you should keep in mind as you’re eager for your new smile!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Here are the three main factors that will influence the cost of your dentures:

  • The preparation before getting your dentures will influence the price. This includes extractions and gum disease therapy, if needed.
  • The material used for the base and replacement teeth. The base is typically made from acrylic while the replacement teeth can be crafted from either acrylic or porcelain.
  • The number of teeth that you need to have replaced.

Remember that cheaper dentures don’t mean better dentures. If you end up opting for budget dentures, they will be more likely to require repairs or replacements much sooner than quality ones. You don’t want to end up with a subpar restoration.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures cost more than traditional dentures do. Instead of being supported by the shape and suction of your gums, implant dentures are held in place by a series of dental implants that are placed in the jawbone via a surgical procedure. This allows for numerous additional benefits, like being more lifelike and having additional stability. You won’t need to replace your dentures every 5 to 7 years either, as implants are made to be long-lasting!

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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You can expect some level of coverage for most dental insurance plans. Many provide up to 50% coverage, but this will vary depending on your plan. We are in-network with Delta Dental, and we accept all PPO insurances. If you need help understanding your plan’s benefits, we can help. Just ask a member of our team for clarification.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Just because you don’t have dental insurance doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck. You have other options that can help. We have an In-House Dental Plan. For a low annual fee, you can get regular preventive care and 30% discounts on additional procedures. CareCredit financing is also available. This third-party financing company can split the total amount of your procedure into smaller monthly payments as a low or even 0% rate.

To learn more about how much you can expect to pay for dentures, contact us to schedule a consultation. We’re eager to help you get your smile back!

Dentures FAQs

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In your discussions with our dental team and personal research, we hope you discover how beneficial and worthwhile dentures in Lancaster truly are for your future smile. Not only will you enjoy greater functionality and a more beautiful aesthetic, but your confidence will grow when surrounded by others. We understand the process of restoring and rebuilding your smile can be concerning and somewhat intimidating, but we believe in making sure our patients feel comfortable and confident in their dental care, which is why we’ve compiled the answers to some frequently asked questions about dentures. If you’re unsure about an aspect of your treatment, check out the information below. If you still need more clarity, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Should I Have All My Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?

If possible, your denture dentist in Lancaster will try to save any teeth that are not severely decayed or damaged, as it is better to keep these teeth in place for natural functionality. However, if gum disease is causing problems for your teeth and gums, it may be better to remove existing teeth and have them replaced with dentures. After all, the cost to place dental crowns can be expensive if you are treating multiple teeth. However, dentures can be much more cost-effective. When it comes to extracting teeth, your dentist will explain how many can be removed at one time and whether your extractions will involve a simple or surgical procedure.

What Qualifies You for Dentures?

To know if you are eligible to receive dentures, you must first understand the different types and qualifications for each. If you are missing multiple teeth along an arch, you will likely qualify for a partial denture, which works like a puzzle piece to complete your smile. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth (top or bottom), a full denture can help create a full, complete smile that sits on top of your gums and uses your natural suction to remain in place.

Also, for individuals with an entire arch of missing teeth, a more permanent solution – an implant denture – can be created. This requires having ample jawbone density to serve as the foundation for your new implants and customized restoration. The titanium posts must fuse with the bone to create a stable structure.

Anytime you are considering dentures of any kind, you must be free of gum disease, as your soft oral tissues can become infected and negatively impact the underlying bone and teeth.

Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?

Whether you are receiving dentures for the first time or having one replaced, there is an adjustment period you’ll likely go through. Every person is different, so for some, this can take a few months while for others, it may only take a few weeks. Because dentures are essentially foreign objects inside the mouth, your tongue, lips, and jaw must get used to the newness. The important thing to remember is the more you practice speaking, the quicker you will adjust to your new teeth. It is possible that you might develop a slight lisp in the beginning, however, if you do the following, it can help minimize this speech impediment:

  • Read aloud to yourself
  • Repeat difficult-to-pronounce words and syllables
  • Speak slowly at first
  • Bite down and swallow before you begin to talk because your dentures might shift
  • Use denture adhesive to help keep your new teeth firmly in place

Can I Use Regular Toothpaste to Clean My Dentures?

It is best if you avoid using regular toothpaste to clean your dentures. While they should be brushed each day to avoid bacteria from building up on them, traditional toothpaste is too abrasive and will scratch your prosthetic. Instead, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild hand or dishwashing soap. You can also opt for denture cleaner, which is safe to use. One important note is to remember to clean your dentures after every meal.

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