Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance cover dentures?
Dentures are a very popular restorative procedure and are relatively affordable too. Because of this, most dental insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of dentures. However, this all depends on your specific insurance coverage. To better understand your dental insurance benefits, we recommend contacting your provider or a member of our team today.
How do dentures look?
With today’s technology and high-resolution scans and images, your dentist will create a set of custom dentures that are designed to look as close to your natural smile as possible. All dentures are molded to fit almost seamlessly to your jaw and gum line to ensure a comfortable, confident fit.
Am I a good candidate for dentures?
If you are looking into dentures as an option to replace your missing teeth, the first step is to come in for a one on one consultation with your dentist. They’ll examine your mouth and determine the state of your oral health, the health of your jaw and gums, and whether dentures are right for you. They can also help guide you on alternative treatments if there’s another restorative treatment that might work better for your smile goals.
Are dentures comfortable?
Adjusting to dentures is different for everyone. Some patients may notice some discomfort when getting used to their new set, which is perfectly normal. Before you leave our office, we will ensure that your new dentures are well-fitted to your gums to avoid any potential slipping or rubbing. In addition, caring for your dentures properly at home will help prevent damage like bending or cracking which can also contribute to discomfort.
How long do dentures last?
On average, dentures usually last about seven to ten years. Your mouth is constantly changing, so your dentures will need adjustments from time to time to ensure they fit properly. We recommend annual checkups for your dentures to ensure they are in optimal condition. This will extend the longevity of your dentures so you can save money, and enjoy your smile!
How are dentures made?
Dentures are made of a metal and acrylic framework. This durable prosthetic will be created at a trusted partner lab. To begin, your doctor will create an impression or model of your teeth and gums, then send it to the lab to construct an acrylic model of your teeth according to the impressions or digital models. Once your dentures are done and we have received them, we will place them in your mouth and make adjustments so they fit just right.