Restore the Appearance and Function of Your Smile

Woman smiling with dentures in Orange

If you’re missing one or more teeth, it can be difficult to complete daily tasks, like chewing your food, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence. The good news is that there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there. At Michelsen Dental, we offer customized dentures in Orange to restore the appearance and function of your smile. To find out if dentures are the right tooth replacement option for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Woman smiling at dentist in Orange

Dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. Depending on the number of teeth that you are missing and where they are in the mouth, a personalized plan can be made just for you. If you currently have any dental issues, like tooth decay or gum disease, they will need to be addressed and eliminated before you can get dentures. Your oral health is our top priority!

Types of Dentures

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There are a few different types of dentures that cater to a variety of different needs. During your initial consultation, we will determine which of the following will best restore your smile.

Partial Dentures

This option is ideal for patients who still have some healthy teeth remaining. A partial denture fits between the surrounding teeth like a puzzle piece. This way, missing teeth in different locations of the mouth can be replaced with a single restoration for each affected arch.

Full Dentures

This option replaces an entire row of missing teeth either on the upper or lower arch. Instead of being held in by clasps, traditional dentures are held into place by the shape and natural suction of the mouth. Full dentures are made with a gum-colored base and hold natural-looking replacement teeth in place.

Implant Dentures

If you’re looking for a sturdier, longer-lasting tooth-replacement option, dental implant dentures are an excellent solution. These dentures are held into place with titanium, screw-like implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act as tooth roots. They allow for additional bite force and prevent bone loss from occurring over time.

The Benefits of Dentures

Man smiling with dentures in Orange

Here are a handful of benefits that you can expect to experience when you get dentures:

  • Allows for easier eating
  • Prevents movement of surrounding teeth
  • Covered by most dental insurance plans
  • Improves speech
  • Natural appearance
  • Removeable for easy cleaning
  • Increases confidence
  • Supports facial muscles

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

You can’t put a price on the benefits of having a complete, functional smile. Your financial situation should never stand in the way of receiving the high-quality dentures you need. Many factors affect the cost of dentures, but we have many financial solutions to keep them affordable.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

It’s not possible to have a one-size-fits-all denture because every mouth is as unique as fingerprints. Therefore, it’s impossible to have a flat fee for a new set of teeth. Several things will influence your estimate. Although every situation differs, you can expect the cost to include:

  • Preparatory Treatments: Your dentist will examine your mouth to ensure you’re a candidate for dentures. If they find anything concerning during your examination, like gum disease, they must be addressed before moving forward.
  • Type of Denture: You have many styles of dentures to choose from, including traditional prosthetics and implant-supported solutions.
  • Materials: You’ll get what you pay for when choosing materials for your dentures. High-quality materials last longer and provide added comfort and aesthetics.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Implant dentures cost more initially, but they are the most affordable overall because they don’t have to be replaced every few years. You’ll save money down the road because you won’t have to budget for replacements. Not to mention, the process of replacing teeth with dental implants occurs in several steps over many months. You can pay for each step as it comes so you don’t have to worry about paying all at once. With the support of dental implants, your dentures will closely look and feel natural. They offer priceless benefits not possible using traditional dentures.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

You can use your dental insurance to lower the cost of various steps in your treatment, like your consultation, preparatory procedures, and your prosthetic. After meeting your annual deductible, your insurance will pay some of the expenses until you reach your yearly limit. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your benefits to lower your out-of-pocket expenses.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

Besides using your dental insurance, we offer other solutions to keep dentures affordable, including:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept most credit cards, personal checks, and cash for your convenience.
  • Financing: You can make monthly installments on your new smile through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit. Based on your credit approval, you can benefit from little or no interest in financing.
  • Online Promotions: We offer various promotions online, including new patient specials and consultations.