Dentures – Manchester, CT
Reliable, Removable Dental Prosthetics
Dentures have been around for centuries. In recent decades, they have become more comfortable, reliable, and natural-looking than ever. If you have lost all or most of your teeth, dentures in Manchester may be an appropriate treatment for you. On this page, you will learn more about what dentures are, who should get them, and the benefits they offer. When you are ready to talk to a dental professional about replacing your lost teeth, contact First Line Dental to schedule your consultation.
Why Choose First Line Dental for Dentures?
- Reliable & Functional Tooth Replacement
- Implant Dentures Available
- Outstanding Aesthetic Results
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If you are struggling with the consequences of extensive tooth loss, such as difficulty eating and speaking, dentures may be a fit for you. This is especially true if you are free of active gum disease and other conditions that might affect your ability to wear dentures. Keep in mind that dentures are typically meant to replace several teeth or all of them. If you are missing just a few teeth, a different treatment may be a more suitable option for you.
Types of Dentures
There are a few different types of dentures. During your consultation, your dentist in Manchester will learn about your oral health and recommend the one that best fits your circumstances.
Here is a brief overview of the types of prosthetics that are available:
A partial denture fits in around the remaining natural teeth, sort of like a puzzle piece. They typically have an acrylic base and acrylic or porcelain teeth. They may also have metal or acrylic clasps that keep them in place. Partial dentures are often best for people whose natural teeth are still relatively healthy.
A traditional full denture consists of a gum-colored base that is attached to a full arch of artificial teeth. The teeth are usually made out of acrylic or porcelain. Natural suction, perhaps along with adhesive, helps this type of prosthetic to stay in place. Each full denture is carefully crafted to fit a patient’s unique gums and jaw.
An implant denture is anchored in the jawbone by prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants), which we insert into the bone during a minimally invasive surgery. Implant dentures are much sturdier and longer-lasting than their traditional counterparts, and we often recommend them as the best option for anyone who has adequate jawbone density to support the implants.
The Benefits of Dentures
Some of the most outstanding benefits of traditional dentures include:
- Traditional dentures come with a lower upfront price than other tooth replacement options. Insurance is often willing to help pay for them.
- You will need to adjust some of your eating habits when you use your dentures. However, they will restore your ability to eat most foods.
- Dentures are custom-made to complement your natural facial structures.
- With proper care, your denture may last for 5 – 10 years before replacement becomes necessary.
- As long as your denture fits well, you can expect it to be quite comfortable.
The benefits of implant dentures go even further. They have the potential to last for decades, they function like natural teeth, and they can preserve bone health in the jaw to help your face maintain its youthful shape.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
The cost of dentures in Manchester is workable for most patients. Of course, their exact price varies from case to case, so we cannot give any estimates without first meeting you in person and examining your mouth. We offer convenient financing, are happy to file insurance claims, and will do everything in our power to help you afford your prosthetic.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
A few major factors that affect the cost of dentures include:
- Acrylic and porcelain are the primary materials used to make dentures. They come from various manufacturers and have varying price points.
- Some patients require extractions, gum disease therapy, or other treatments before they can move ahead with dentures.
- The type of denture. Implant, full, and partial dentures have different prices.
You might occasionally come across advertisements for “cheap” dentures. Be extremely cautious. Their quality may fall short of what you expect. It is best to invest in high-quality treatment from the outset.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Yes. Implant dentures in Manchester have a significantly higher upfront cost than traditional dentures. The placement of the prosthetic tooth roots is a complex surgery, and other steps involved in the treatment process also require a high level of skill. Despite their higher cost, however, most patients would agree that implant dentures are well worth it. They are much stronger than traditional ones, enabling their owners to eat virtually any food without worry. Plus, they have a long life expectancy. Whereas traditional dentures require replacement every 5 – 7 years or so, implant dentures can stand the test of time. They are an excellent value!
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Most dental insurance policies consider dentures to be a major procedure, meaning that they cover 40 – 50% of the cost, up to the amount of the policy’s annual maximum. For many patients, this means they can expect a reduction in their out-of-pocket costs of hundreds of dollars (perhaps even more). Our team will be happy to help you understand how your insurance applies to your treatment before you commit to anything. We can also file claims in your behalf.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
As your denture dentist in Manchester, we want to help you afford your prosthetic teeth. In addition to helping you with insurance, we offer other provisions that may make it easier to manage the cost of your care:
- Most patients qualify for low-interest financing through CareCredit, a third-party lender. You may be able to choose from a variety of convenient payment plans.
- Essential Dental Plan. This discount plan lowers the cost of virtually all the services we offer.
Would you like to learn more about dentures and their price? Call us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced dentists.