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Dentures & Partial Dentures – Allen, TX

Regain Your Best Smile After Serious Tooth Loss

When thinking about dentures, negative stereotypes may come to mind. However, with today's impressive technology, many of the old stigmas surrounding dentures are no longer true. In fact, dentures look and feel more real than ever before. They are also a lot more comfortable than you might think!

When looking to replace a full set of teeth with an affordable and effective solution, complete dentures from Advanced Dental Care of Allen may be the perfect fit for you.

What Are Full Dentures?

Hand holding a full denture

In short, dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed from the mouth. Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. When in place, they function very similarly to natural teeth. Dentures help people eat and speak more clearly and support facial muscles that can sag due to missing teeth.

When making a denture for you, an acrylic base is fitted to cover your gums. An upper denture covers the roof of your mouth, while a lower denture is formed in a horseshoe shape to leave room for your tongue. Dr. Kar will custom-design your dentures to ensure they fit perfectly and are comfortable and effective.

There are two main types of complete dentures:

Why Choose Advanced Dental Care of Allen for My Dentures?

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At Advanced Dental Care of Allen, we understand that crafting high quality dentures is not a "cookie-cutter" process. We individualize every service to ensure we provide quality care that will exceed your expectations. Dr. Kar is also meticulously trained and has attended some of the most advanced dental institutions in the world. His expertise is invaluable when looking for a reliable prosthodontist that you can trust to restore your smile.

If you’re interested in getting a denture made just for you, give us a call today.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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Despite what you might have heard, dentures are affordable for everyone. Although various factors affect the cost of dentures in Allen, we have the solutions you need to replace your missing teeth without breaking the bank. After examining your mouth and learning more about your preferences, we’ll provide you with a personalized estimate and review your payment options to keep a complete smile within your budget.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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There’s not a one-size-fits-all denture because every mouth is unique, just like fingerprints. As a result, many things influence the amount you will pay based on the treatment plan created by your denture dentist in Allen. Although every situation differs, you can expect your estimate to include:

  • Preliminary Treatments: Many patients require a little prep work, like tooth extractions or gum disease therapy.
  • Number of Arches: Treating both arches will increase the cost.
  • Type of Denture: You have several styles to choose from, like traditional dentures or implant-supported solutions.
  • Materials: High-quality materials offer better aesthetics, comfort, and durability.

Your dentist will review all your options to keep dentures affordable, even if money is tight. You will know exactly how much you’ll need to pay before committing to anything.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Model of upper implant denture

Implant dentures may cost more upfront, but they are the most cost-effective. They can pay for themselves over time because they don’t need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years, like traditional dentures. Not to mention, they are the only method of preserving your jawbone to avoid common problems caused by missing teeth. As a result, you are less likely to need costly treatments later to lower your overall oral health expenses. As the next best thing to your real teeth, implant dentures are an investment in your dental health and quality of life.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Dentures in Allen are considered a major service, so it’s unlikely your dental insurance will cover the entire amount. Every plan is different, but your insurance can pay 50% to 80% of the cost of certain steps in your treatment, like the consultation, extractions, or restorations. A member of our team will help you maximize your annual coverage to lower the amount you pay out-of-pocket after meeting your deductible.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Besides using your dental insurance, our office provides various solutions to pay for any remaining balance, including:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • In-House Savings Plan: You can join our in-house savings plan to benefit from discounted rates for common services.
  • Special Offers: Our office offers various promotions and discounts for a variety of services, including dental implants. Ask us about any ongoing deals to reduce the cost of your new smile.

If you have any questions about paying for dentures, or you are ready to schedule your consultation for a complete smile, contact our office today to speak with a member of your team.

Denture FAQs

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Dr. Kar and our team will be happy to help you rebuild your smile with dentures in Allen. Before you schedule your consultation with us, however, you might want to know more about the road ahead. Below, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about dentures. If you don’t see the information you were specifically looking for, give us a call and we will personally assist you.

How Long Will You Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Your Teeth are Pulled?

The answer to this question varies from patient to patient. If you get immediate dentures, you’ll be able to enjoy a complete smile on the same day your natural teeth are extracted. However, your prosthetic will require multiple adjustments as time goes on. For conventional dentures, the average wait time after extractions is around 8 weeks, though your wait time could be longer or shorter depending on your circumstances.

If you opt for implant dentures, you might have to wait 4 – 6 months after your implant surgery before you receive your permanent dentures. (However, if you opt for All-on-4 treatment, you will get new teeth immediately after your surgery.)

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

When you first get your dentures, you may wear it for 24 hours as you get used to it. Following that, however, it is generally recommended that dentures be removed at night. This gives your gums and jawbone a chance to rest. Removing your dentures is also pivotal for proper oral hygiene. The last thing you want is for harmful bacteria to accumulate beneath them or on the surfaces of your prosthetic teeth. Not only could this harm your oral health, but it could also lead to unpleasant tastes and odors.

Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?

If you must undergo some extractions before you get dentures, you can expect some tenderness in your mouth as your body heals. Most people are feeling much better within a few days to a week. When you first receive your dentures, some soreness in the gums is normal. It may take a few weeks or months for you to get used to wearing and using your prosthetic. Practice and patience are the keys to adjusting. Of course, if you experience any severe or unusual pain related to your dentures, you should seek professional help right away.

What Can’t You Eat with Dentures?

Traditional, non-implant dentures are able to handle most foods, but there are some items that are best avoided. For example, sticky foods like gummy candies might pull your dentures out of place. Foods with small pieces, such as popcorn or bread with seeds on it, pose a threat because those small bits might get stuck around your prosthetic and perhaps even damage it. If you eat hard foods, you must be extra cautious not to bite down on them with your front teeth. Rather, you should move them to your back teeth and distribute them evenly on both sides of your mouth as you chew.

If you would like to enjoy the most varied diet possible, ask your denture dentist in Allen if you qualify for implant dentures. They are much sturdier and stronger than their traditional counterparts.

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