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Dentures – Lawrence, KS

Making It Easy to
Smile After Tooth Loss

No one ever thinks they will lose all of their natural teeth, but it’s an unfortunate reality for more than 40 million Americans. Dentures have been a way for people with missing teeth to rebuild their smiles for generations, and thanks to modern dental technology, today’s dentures are nothing like the uncomfortable, awkward prosthetics your parents or grandparents might have worn. Modern dentures use incredibly realistic materials that look and feel more natural than ever before, making it easy to smile after tooth loss. To get started on enjoying a complete smile again, contact our team at Heck Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation for dentures in Lawrence, KS.

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Why Choose Heck Family Dentistry for Dentures?

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth on an arch, or if you expect you’ll be losing your teeth soon, there’s a good chance that you’re a candidate for dentures. Of course, you’ll have to meet with one of our expert dentists just to be sure. During an initial consultation, they’ll examine your mouth to make sure you don’t have any untreated oral health concerns, such as gum disease. If they do detect any issues, we’ll work the appropriate procedures into your overall treatment plan.

Types of Dentures

two full dentures and two partials

Depending on your specific situation, your dentist in Lawrence might recommend one type of denture over another. Rest assured that each of the three main kinds of dentures is made from high-quality materials that are built to look natural and last for years to come.

Partial Dentures

partial denture replacing several missing teeth along an arch

A partial denture is ideal for patients who still have some real teeth remaining on an arch but would like to fill in the gaps. This prosthetic contains a gum-colored acrylic base and a number of artificial teeth placed in specific locations along a metal framework. Once the framework clasps into place behind your natural teeth, it should seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile.

Full Dentures

dentist in Lawrence holding a set of full dentures

If you’ve lost all of your teeth on an arch, then a full denture can bring all of them back at the same time. An entire row of false teeth is attached to a pink base that sits on your gum tissue. Because of natural suction against the gums, the denture should remain in place throughout the day. A small amount of denture adhesive can stabilize the prosthetic even more if need be.

Implant Dentures

four dental implants securing a full denture on the upper arch

Traditional full and partial dentures are a tried-and-true form of tooth replacement, but they don’t quite feel as natural as real teeth. By anchoring a denture onto a small number of dental implants, we can give you back the secure feeling of the teeth you were born with. These titanium tooth roots stimulate your jawbone to prevent it from breaking down after tooth loss. They also hold your denture firmly in place, so you won’t have to worry about slippage.

The Benefits of Dentures

man in a blue polo shirt standing among trees

When you replace your missing teeth with dentures, you can look forward to a host of benefits. For example:

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

Patient at dentist getting dentures in Lawrence

The cost of dentures can very greatly from person to person. There are numerous factors that contribute to the price. During your initial consultation, it will be determined how much you can expect to pay for your new restoration, but until then, here are some things that you should keep in mind as you are anticipating your restored smile.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

Dentist holding dentures in Lawrence

There are three main factors that influence the cost of dentures in Lawrence:

  • The preparation before the denture can be worn will influence the final cost. This includes things like tooth extractions and gum disease therapy.
  • The type of materials used for the base and the replacement teeth. The base is usually made from acrylic while the replacement teeth can be crafted from acrylic or porcelain.
  • The number of teeth that you are needing replaced.

Keep in mind that cheaper does not mean better dentures. Budget dentures are more likely to become damaged and require frequent repairs and replacements. If you’re looking for a tooth replacement option to provide optimal function and appearance, quality matters!

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Digital illustration of implant dentures in Lawrence

Yes, implant dentures do cost more than traditional dentures do, but there is a good reason for it. Instead of being supported by the shape and suction of your gums, implant dentures are held in place by a series of dental implants that are placed directly into the jawbone. This allows for numerous additional benefits, including being more lifelike and having additional stability. You won’t need to worry about replacing your dentures every 5 to 7 years like you would with traditional dentures because implants are made to last much longer.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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For most dental insurance plans, you can expect some level of coverage when it comes to your dentures. Many of them provide up to 50%, but this varies from plan to plan. Our practice is in-network with Delta Dental Premier and BlueCross/BlueShield, and we’re happy to work with many other plans to help our patients maximize their benefits.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

Man calculating cost of dentures in Lawrence with calculator

If you don’t currently have dental insurance, this doesn’t mean that you are completely out of luck. For instance, we can help you to break up the cost of your treatment into reasonable monthly payments through CareCredit. Talk to our team so we can come up with a plan that is ideal for you and your budget.

The best way to learn how much your dentures will cost and what your financial options are is by scheduling a consultation. We are looking forward to helping you get your smile back!

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