Dentures – Daytona Beach, FL
PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE SMILE COVERAGE
Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is highly recommended, as sustained loss can lead to jawbone deterioration and a sagging facial appearance over time. Even life’s little pleasures like chatting with friends or eating a nice meal can become difficult. At Lakeside Daytona Dentist, Dr. Silva wants to help you regain a full and confident smile with a custom-made denture. We offer both traditional and implant-supported models, and your new prosthetic will be comfortable, stable, and affordable. Please contact us today here in Daytona Beach, FL to schedule a consultation.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Is moderate or advanced tooth loss negatively impacting your smile, bite, and speech? Then you may be a candidate for dentures! This tried-and-true restorative dentistry solution is ideal for a wide range of patients, whether you are missing a few teeth or all of them. If you’re interested in finding out if you’re a candidate, the best place to start is by scheduling an appointment with our Daytona Beach dentist. From there, he can determine which type of denture is the best fit. In most cases, he recommends implant-retained prosthetics due to their remarkable stability, longevity, and oral health benefits.
Types of Dentures
During your restorative consultation, Dr. Silva will examine your mouth and talk to you about your preferences for treatment. He will consider your oral health, the strength of your jawbone, and your level of tooth loss. Then, he will make a personalized recommendation for which type of denture you should receive. Below are the most common options:
Partial dentures, sometimes simply called partials, can replicate certain teeth along the arch while leaving healthy ones safely in place. They are sort of like a puzzle piece that fits in exactly where it is needed. Small metal attachments help a partial denture to remain secure in the mouth.
Full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They consist of a gum-colored base that is attached to a full row of artificial teeth, which are usually made out of porcelain or acrylic. Natural suction or a mild adhesive helps full dentures to stay in place. They can enable you to eat most types of foods, and they have the potential to last for several years before replacement becomes necessary. We offer both immediate dentures (which you can receive right after tooth extractions) and conventional dentures (which are designed after your mouth heals from extractions).
Our dentists strongly recommend implant-supported dentures over the traditional, removable style because of their valuable health and aesthetic benefits. They also tend to last much longer than traditional dentures. Your new full or partial denture will anchor over the implants, eliminating any chances of embarrassing slippage or looseness. This modern prosthetic can either be fixed permanently in place just like your natural teeth or kept removable in nature.
An All-on-4 denture is a special type of implant-supported prosthetic that replaces an entire arch of missing teeth. It is anchored in the jawbone via four strategically placed implants, which are inserted where the jawbone is naturally strong and thick. All-on-4 dentures are sometimes called Teeth in a Day because patients receive a temporary denture on the same day as their implant placement surgery. This procedure is often ideal for patients who do not qualify for traditional dental implants.
The Denture Treatment Process
Your denture treatment process will depend on which type of denture you receive, so we cannot provide a lot of specifics about your procedure. However, we can give you a basic overview of some of the stages of treatment you might go through:
- Preparation of your mouth. This may involve extractions, gum disease treatment, or, as is sometimes the case with dental implants, a bone graft. If you are getting dental implants, you will need to undergo a minor surgery to get the implants placed in your jaw.
- A healing period. After extractions, a bone graft, or dental implant placement surgery, your mouth will need time to heal. You might wear a temporary prosthetic during your healing period.
- Impressions and design. Silva will take impressions of your mouth and carefully design your permanent prosthetic.
- Placement of the final restoration. When your permanent prosthetic is ready, Dr. Silva will verify its fit before you go off and enjoy your beautifully restored smile.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures in Daytona Beach offer patients a wide range of benefits, including:
- Replace all missing teeth at once, for a single fee
- Costs less than implant-supported prosthetics
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Natural appearance
- Relatively short treatment time
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
When you meet with Dr. Silva or Dr. Gonzalez, they’ll consider the variables that will impact your overall denture costs. These factors include:
- The materials that will make up the base of your denture. The cost of the material itself, as well as the amount of time it takes to create, will influence your total price.
- The materials that the artificial teeth themselves are made from. Typically, they’re fabricated from either porcelain or acrylic.
- If you require preliminary treatments before we can place dentures, such as gum disease therapy or bone grafting, those will also increase your overall costs.
While you may find that other dental professionals offer cheaper dentures, it’s important to exercise caution when selecting a denture dentist in Daytona Beach. That’s because cheaper isn’t always better, especially when it comes to something you’ll be using to eat, speak, and smile every single day. When you choose Lakeside Daytona Dentist for dentures, you can trust that your new teeth will be made from lifelike, high-quality materials that are built to last.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
As you might expect, securing dentures onto dental implants costs more than simply fitting them on your gums. However, when you consider the long-term benefits of implant dentures, it’s plain to see that they’re actually more cost-effective overall. Instead of needing to frequently purchase adhesives and special cleaning products, you can simply brush and floss as you normally would without worrying about your teeth slipping. After all, your prosthetics are anchored onto posts that are permanently embedded in your jawbone. Plus, an implant denture can last for 30+ years on average, compared to the 10-year lifespan of a regular denture. Therefore, implant dentures are very likely to save you money over time.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Because dentures are considered a major procedure designed to improve your oral health, the majority of dental insurance providers will cover dentures to some extent. Many plans will provide up to 50% coverage, but you have to have met your deductible first and not have exceeded your annual maximum. Our practice would love to help you determine how much coverage you qualify for. We’re in-network with most major PPO dental plans and can even handle the claims filing process on your behalf.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
If your insurance plan doesn’t provide enough coverage, or if you don’t have insurance at all, our practice has other ways of making dentures in Daytona Beach affordable. For one, we’ve partnered with Lending Club and CareCredit – two third-party financing companies that lets qualified patients cover their dental expenses with low-interest payment plans that should suit most patients’ budgets. We also have our own in-office discount plan to make saving easier. After paying a low, flat membership fee each year, you can receive significant discounts on many of the services you need to enjoy a healthy smile, including dentures.
At Lakeside Daytona Dentist, we’re proud to provide comprehensive smile coverage with our custom-made dentures in Daytona Beach. Choosing how to best replace your missing teeth is a big decision, and it’s one that we want you to make with the utmost confidence. To help you make a well-informed decision, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we get about dentures below so you can learn more about them. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!
Am I Too Young for Dentures?
Tooth loss certainly becomes more prevalent with age, but that doesn’t mean you can be “too young” for dentures. Adults of any age can suffer from missing teeth due to a variety of factors, including everything from car accidents to genetic conditions. Fortunately, as long as you are an adult with a relatively healthy mouth, dentures will likely be a great choice for you to replace your missing teeth.
Can I Sleep with My Dentures In?
No, you should not sleep with your dentures in. The reason for this is twofold. First, soaking your dentures overnight daily is the most effective way to clean them. Microscopic plaque, bacteria, and debris can hide in the small nooks and crannies of your dentures, and soaking them for several hours is one of the most thorough ways to wash all these particles away. Secondly, taking your dentures out for several hours every night will give your gums a chance to rest and will promote better circulation in the tissue. In turn, this will lower inflammation as well as your risk of gum sores.
How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Dentures?
It will only take a few weeks to get your brand-new dentures, but after that, you’ll go through an adjustment period. Your mouth will need some time to learn how to speak clearly, chew effectively, and go about daily life with your new smile in place. Adjustment periods vary from patient to patient, but with regular practice, most patients get used to their dentures in a month or so.
Does It Hurt to Get Dentures?
It’s normal to experience some slight soreness when you first begin to wear dentures. After all, up until this point, your gums were not used to supporting anything. However, now that your dentures will be resting on top of your gums for the majority of the day, they’ll need some time to toughen up. At first, you may experience soreness or tenderness in the gum tissue. These symptoms should fade away on their own over time, but make sure to give us a call if you’re still feeling uncomfortable after a week or so.
Are Dentures Covered By Dental Insurance?
In most cases, dentures are categorized as a “major dental treatment or procedure,” which typically awards them 50% coverage or more by dental insurance. However, every dental insurance provider is different, so it’s important to review the details of your plan to get a better understanding of what you can expect to pay. Our knowledgeable front desk staff will be happy to do so with you, and we will always do everything in our power to make sure your benefits are being maximized.