Dentures – Bloomfield Hills, MI
Rebuild a Beautiful Smile with Dentures
Teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that doesn't always happen for everyone. Whether you've lost most or all of your teeth in one or both arches, you can have a complete, beautiful smile again with dentures. Dr. Banda uses the latest technologies and materials to create dentures that look and feel more natural than ever before. You won't think twice before eating your favorite foods or smiling for a picture after investing in a new set of teeth.
Why Choose Cranbrook Dental Care for Dentures?
- Personalized Treatment Plans
- High-Quality Materials
- Advanced Technology
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Adults of all ages can benefit from dentures if they have several damaged or missing teeth. Although Dr. Banda strives to preserve natural teeth, extractions may be best in certain situations. Whether you need extractions or you've lost teeth gradually, you may be a candidate for dentures.
You'll require an initial consultation to ensure they are right for you. After examining your mouth, Dr. Banda may recommend additional procedures, such as tooth extractions or gum disease therapy, before getting your set of dentures.
Types of Dentures
You have many options to replace your pearly whites. Dr. Banda will craft a personalized treatment plan to restore a beautiful, functional smile. Depending on your severity of tooth loss and preferences, he may recommend:
If you still have a few healthy teeth, you may be a candidate for a partial denture. Unlike a fixed bridge, a partial denture can treat non-consecutive tooth loss, and it's removable. Prosthetic teeth are set in a gum-colored base that has a metal framework, which allows it to clip or clasp onto your remaining teeth to stay in place.
A full denture is made from an impression of your mouth to create an acrylic base that will hold your replacement teeth. It will fit your mouth like a glove for comfort and function. It will be held in place using suction.
As an alternative to a traditional denture, dental implants can be used to anchor your new teeth to your jawbone. Implant posts are surgically placed into your jaw to mimic new roots, providing unmatched support and stability for your denture. You won't have to budget for replacements every few years because dental implants can last for decades.
The Benefits of Dentures
Missing teeth are more than an aesthetic issue. Tooth loss affects your oral and general health. Not to mention, it can make you look years older. A denture is a tried and proven method to treat lost teeth using the best innovations in dentistry. You can smile confidently, speak clearly, and eat a nutritious diet. You'll improve your oral health and overall wellness while taking 10 years off your appearance. With the right dentures, you will always look and feel your best.
If you're ready to treat your tooth loss, or you have questions about dentures, request an appointment through our website or call (248) 647-5434.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Dentures are a life-changing solution to tooth loss. They can help you keep up a healthy diet, speak clearly, and regain your confidence. However, the cost of treatment can vary a lot depending on several different factors. During your consultation with us, we can discuss exactly how much your dentures will cost so you don’t get any unnecessary surprises. In the meantime, here are some things to take into consideration.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
Here are some of the factors that will determine the cost of your restoration:
- Preliminary Treatment: If you need other treatments before you can get dentures this will influence the overall cost. This may include tooth extractions and gum disease therapy.
- Materials Used: The materials that your dentures are made from will contribute to the cost. The base is typically made from acrylic while the replacement teeth can be crafted from acrylic or porcelain.
- Number of Teeth: The more teeth you have replaced, the higher the cost is likely to be.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Yes, implant dentures are more experience than traditional dentures. However, there is a good reason for it. Implant dentures are anchored in place by dental implants in your jawbone. This makes them more lifelike, stable, and permanent. Traditional dentures usually need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years, but implants can last a lifetime if cared for properly.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
You can usually expect some level of coverage for your dentures. Many dental insurance provides coverage up to 50%, but this will depend on the plan that you have. At Cranbrook Dental Care, we are a participating Delta Dental Premier provider and will always do our best to maximize your insurance coverage. If you need any help understanding your plan, our team would be happy to help.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
If you don’t have dental insurance, this doesn’t mean that you are completely out of luck. We provide payment plan options to help fit diverse budgets. Our patients have the option of an in-office affordable dental assistance plan. We also work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. Talk to one of our friendly team members to learn more about your financial options.
To find out exactly how much your dentures will cost, schedule a consultation with us. We are eager to help you show off a complete smile once again!
Patients have found great success with dentures in Bloomfield Hills. Whether it is a partial or full denture, it can improve a person’s quality of life, making it possible to eat, chew, and speak with greater clarity and confidence. If you’re preparing to move forward with your own set of dentures or are still contemplating the idea, Dr. Banda and his team have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about dentures to help you in your decision-making process. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Can I eat normally with dentures?
While the early stages of denture-wear might make eating a bit more awkward, you can expect the adjustment phase to last only a short while. Your taste buds may be a bit off in the beginning but by following these easy steps, you’ll be eating like normal with your new dentures:
- Opt for softer foods in the beginning (i.e. eggs, fish, cooked vegetables, pudding)
- Use your back teeth to chew, using both sides at the same time
- For easier consumption, cut up larger pieces of food
How much pain is involved with getting dentures?
You can expect some minor discomfort and irritation when first being fitted for dentures. Your mouth has become accustomed to not having teeth, so it will take some time to adjust. If this is the first time you’ve ever worn dentures, you can expect the pain to last a bit longer, but if you’re receiving a new set, it may not take quite as long to adjust to the newness. Keep in mind, if you require any teeth to be removed before receiving dentures, it is highly likely that the areas in which your extractions were performed will be sore and tender for quite some time, so you’ll need to make sure you’re taking proper measure to heal.
What do I do if my dentures pop up while eating?
If this happens, it may be that your dentures do not fit quite as well as they should. Schedule an appointment with us and allow our team to examine your restoration and oral structure. By improving the fit, you should be able to eat normally without any problems whatsoever.
How do you know when it’s time to reline dentures?
Age can cause a shift in your jaw, resulting in your dentures no longer fitting properly. When this happens, you will need to have them relined, which will require your dentist to refit the base of your dentures. This will not only ensure they fit more snugly and comfortably, but it will reduce the likeliness that you will experience slippage or your dentures falling out.
Can I sleep in my dentures?
While it is possible for you to sleep in your dentures, it is recommended that you perform proper oral hygiene practices to keep them clean. Typically, dentures are cleaned at night and allowed to soak while you sleep. It is best if they are removed, so as to give your gums and bone a chance to relax from all the pressure your denture can cause.