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Dentures – Gainesville, FL

We Can Complete Your Smile

If you have lost most or all of your natural teeth, whether that be from periodontal disease, tooth decay, trauma, or some other reason, we can complete your smile again with dentures. These prosthetic teeth can help you regain the ability to eat, talk, and smile once more with full confidence. Without support from a denture, your facial muscles start to droop, making you appear older than you really are. Dentures keep you looking young and vibrant. If you’re ready to reap the benefits of a complete smile, call your Gainesville dentist, Dr. Gabriel Nossa, today.

The Basics of Dentures

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A denture is a set of prosthetic teeth anchored to an acrylic base that is designed to perfectly mimic your gum tissue. A full denture replaces an entire arch of missing teeth, while a partial denture fits into your remaining smile like the missing piece of a puzzle. Dentures can be held in place via natural suction against the gums, dentures adhesive, or metal clasps. By properly caring for your dentures, you can expect your new teeth to last five to seven years before they need to be relined or replaced. If your denture is retained by dental implants, it can last even longer.

Full Dentures  

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Full dentures are ideal for patients who are missing all of their teeth on one or both arches. There are a few different types of full dentures. For example, a conventional denture is placed after all the teeth have been lost or extracted and the gum tissue is given a chance to heal. Immediate or same-day dentures, on the other hand, can be placed on the same day that the teeth are removed. You’ll have to wear temporaries during the healing process, but you’ll never have to go a day without your teeth.

Even if you wear full dentures, you must still take care of your mouth. Gently brush your tongue, gums, and palate every morning and night to remove plaque that could cause infections.

Partial Dentures

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If you still have some healthy teeth remaining, we might recommend a partial denture. Also called partials, partial dentures can be either fixed (only able to be removed by Dr. Nossa) or removable for easy cleaning and to give your mouth a break while you sleep. Whatever option you choose, Dr. Nossa and the rest of our team will be sure to craft the perfect set of teeth to restore your smile.

Implant-Retained Dentures

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We strongly recommend that patients who are eligible for dental implants receive implant-retained dentures. Dental implants are screw-shaped titanium tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone to recreate the structure of your lost teeth. After a period of three to six months, your jawbone will grow around the implant posts until the two are essentially the same structure. Dentures anchored to implants are much sturdier and longer lasting than conventional dentures because of the connection to the jawbone.

We won’t need to place an implant for every missing tooth. Instead, we can place four to six implants at strategic points throughout each arch, and a full or partial denture is attached to it. Implant-retained dentures can be either fixed or removable. In either case, they eliminate the need for messy denture adhesive, and they can last for decades to come.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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Every denture is custom-made for a patient’s unique mouth, the cost of dentures in Gainesville can vary from person to person. During your initial consultation with us, Dr. Nossa will be able to provide you with a cost estimate for your new teeth after examining your smile and discussing your specific needs, goals, and preferences. Continue reading to learn more about the price of replacing your missing teeth with dentures.

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Here are some of the main factors that will contribute to the cost of your new restoration:

  • The preparation before getting your dentures will influence the cost. This includes gum disease therapy and extractions when necessary.
  • The materials used for the base and replacement teeth will play a role. The base is typically made from acrylic while the replacement teeth can be crafted from acrylic or porcelain.
  • The number of teeth that you need to have replaced will impact the cost. The more teeth, the higher the cost.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures cost more than traditional dentures do, but there are good reasons for this. Instead of being supported by the shape and suction of the gums, they are held into place by a series of dental implants that are placed into the jawbone via a surgical procedure. This allows for additional benefits like being more lifelike, having additional stability, lasting for several decades, and preventing jawbone deterioration.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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You can usually expect some level of coverage with most dental insurance plans. Many provide up to 50% coverage, but this will vary depending on your plan. We’re happy to accept dental insurance and file claims on your behalf. We’ll do everything we can to maximize your benefits

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are completely out of luck. We word with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, talk to one of our friendly team members.

To learn exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you get your smile back!

Dentures and Partials FAQ’s

Dentures in Gainesville and partials provide a way to replace a few to a full set of teeth. While they are excellent for reinvigorating your oral health and restoring your functionality, it never hurts to have more details before committing to either method of tooth replacement. We’ve compiled a list of five frequently asked questions, along with the answers, to provide you with some better insight. Then, when you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, feel free to contact us!

How much of my original chewing capacity can I expect to regain?

Generally, you can look to gain up to 30% of your natural chewing strength with partial or full dentures. For maximum effectiveness, we always recommend taking smaller bites and avoiding the harder items like certain nuts and seeds. Still, with your new prosthetics, you can look forward to maintaining a normal diet.

Can I leave my dentures or partials in while I sleep?

We highly recommend that you remove, clean and soak your prosthetics before retiring for bed. In addition to helping to keep bacteria accumulation at bay, which is vital to preserving your oral health, it will give your gums a rest. Ultimately, removing your prosthetics and taking proper care of them will lead to a longer lasting tooth replacement.

How much will the procedure cost?

Whether you receive dentures or partials, the procedure is highly customized to meet your specific needs. Thus, in order to get an accurate estimate, we’ll need to perform a thorough assessment to determine what all will be involved in your treatment process. You can rest assured, though, that we’ll provide you with a fair and competitive price.

Will I have a natural-looking smile?

As a result of the constant innovations in dentistry, the materials, design tools and manufacturing processes for dentures and partials have made continuous improvements. The porcelain prosthetics and pink resin base will closely mimic the natural appearance of your teeth to leave you with a confident and attractive smile.

Will my dental insurance cover the cost of dentures or partials?

Because having working teeth is a necessity for maintaining a reasonable quality of life, you can typically count on dental insurance to cover a portion of the procedure. Still, all dental insurance plans differ, so to find out the amount of coverage available, you’ll need to consult the details of your policy. When you visit our office, one of our staff members will gladly assist by filing your claim and diligently working to maximize your benefits.

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