Partial Denture Specialist Q&A
Are you having trouble chewing and speaking clearly? Because you lost your teeth, When one or more teeth are lost, partial dentures can replace them and help to resolve functional and aesthetic problems such as chewing, biting, and appearance At Modern Family Dentistry, Dr. Michael Hampton is experienced in replacing missing teeth. To get partial denture treatment, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 7 Baynard Park St. A, Newnan, GA 30265.
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Just like everything, the cost of dental services including partial dentures will always be one of the top questions asked before making a decision. Particularly before you decide to go in for any fittings, you will want to know the average cost. The average cost will also include many factors that go into it like the oral care necessary with partial dentures, material needed to create the partial dentures, and the cost of the clinic that you will be getting treatment in if you are getting treatment completed by a specialist or just a dentist.
Partial dentures cost on average between $1,400 to $1,800. If you want to compare that to other types, full dentures cost anywhere between $1,800 to $8,000, while temporary dentures cost on average around $900.
Dentists will recommend partial dentures if you have lost many teeth in the top or the bottom jaw.
Many of the contributing factors to why you may have lost teeth include:
– Tooth injury
– Teeth that have been extracted or removed for medical purposes
– Tooth decay
Partial dentures allow you to replace several missing teeth without replacing the entire upper or lower set. If you are looking to get a partial set of dentures completed, you will need to have some of the remaining teeth in a healthy condition in the lower and upper areas of the mouth.
Before moving forward and choosing partial dentures, speaking to a qualified dentist that specializes in partial dentures like ours at Modern Family Dentistry will be beneficial for you.
Your mouth will be reviewed to ensure partial dentures would work for you in the first place:
– Review the anatomy of your mouth, this will include the soft and hard palate
– Review the remaining teeth you have, whether they are healthy enough, and how they fit together
– Going over your cosmetic goals for partial dentures
One of the top questions we often are asked is “will partials make me look different?” the answer is yes and no. If you have had teeth missing for some time now, and you have not had any replacements available, adding partial dentures will help, as the dentures will be customized to fit your mouth perfectly and confirm to your lips, gums, and the entire mouth. This will also provide a much more natural-looking smile. The partial dentures will not showcase a large difference in your overall appearance, the only exception will be that the partial dentures will optimize how you speak, look, and chew better than ever. Furthermore, you will begin to notice that properly fitted partial dentures will offer the support necessary to your facial muscles that were previously diminished due to the absence of your teeth.
Partial dentures are removable dentures, with some being permanent, that allow you to replace multiple teeth within one treatment to the upper or lower areas of the mouth. While many believe partial dentures are a cosmetic treatment, it is much more than that. Partial dentures allow you to chew better, speak clearer, and provide you with more confidence than before. Partial dentures also are able to preserve the placement of any remaining teeth you have, without partial dentures, would shift inwards over time, and cause damage to the jawbone, as well as the cosmetic appearance of the face.
Partial dentures that are removable are not intended for around-the-clock wear, many dentists will often recommend that you remove your partial dentures at night before bed and clean them at that time as well.
Cleaning your dentures at night before putting them away not only keeps them clean but will also reduce the risk of you developing cavities in surrounding healthy teeth, due to being able to brush around them properly versus permanent partial dentures.
If you are interested in how partial dentures can help you, contact Modern Family Dentistry today to learn more!