Dentures – Doylestown, PA
Restore Your Complete, Confident Smile
Despite all the advancements in dental technology that help preserve natural teeth longer than ever, tooth loss is still a common problem. In fact, researchers estimate that about 40 million Americans are missing all their natural teeth! Missing most or all your pearly whites can have a devastating impact on your ability to eat properly, speak clearly, and thoroughly enjoy life. Thankfully, we can quickly restore your complete, confident smile with full or partial dentures in Doylestown! Read on to learn more and give us a call today to schedule your tooth replacement consultation.
Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Doylestown For Dentures?
- High-Quality Materials for Beautiful & Lifelike Appearance
- Compassionate Dentist with Decades of Experience
- Custom-Made Restorations for Comfortable & Precise Fit
Types of Dentures
Dentures are a classic way to restore multiple teeth at once. Each one is carefully crafted out of dental acrylic and ceramic materials for a natural-looking appearance. At Perfect Smiles of Doylestown, we offer several options depending on how many teeth you’re missing.
If you’re missing several teeth in a row, a partial denture may be an excellent choice for you. This replacement option is designed to precisely fit around and between your remaining teeth to seamlessly fill in the gaps. A few small metal clasps wrap carefully around your natural tooth structure to firmly hold your partial dentures in place.
Full dentures can replace an entire arch of missing teeth at once. For this method, natural-looking ceramic teeth are set into a gum-colored acrylic base to replicate a complete set of pearly whites. Their custom-fit ensures that your dentures sit comfortably and securely on your gums as you confidently chew, speak, and laugh.
Patients looking to maximize the stability and longevity of their dentures should consider implant-retained restorations. Anchoring your full or partial dentures into place with dental implants offers improved biting force and the most comfortable fit. What’s more, they stimulate blood flow in the jawbone to prevent deterioration.
Am I A Good Candidate for Dentures?
Nearly anyone who is missing several or all their teeth is a good candidate for dentures. During your initial consultation, your Doylestown dentist will review your medical history, inspect your oral health, and go over your smile goals to ensure that dentures are a good choice for you.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
When you choose to rebuild your smile with dentures, you can enjoy benefits like:
- Restored ability to chew, speak, and smile.
- Filled out facial appearance and more youthful look.
- Easy treatment with fast, beautiful results.
- Non-invasive solution for replacing missing teeth.
- An affordable option for regaining your smile.
Are you ready to get back to enjoying your complete, confident smile? Call us today to schedule your consultation and start your journey towards regaining your pearly whites!
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Traditional dentures are one of the most cost-effective forms of tooth replacement. Their price can vary depending on a number of factors. We will be happy to provide you with a personalized estimate when you come in for your consultation. We are an insurance-friendly practice, and we offer financing through CareCredit to help you manage the cost of dentures in Doylestown.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
There are several different factors that have a bearing on the cost of dentures:
- Preparatory treatments (for example, some patients require extractions before they can get dentures in Doylestown)
- Whether you are replacing one arch of teeth or both arches
- Whether you require full or partial dentures
- The materials used to make your dentures
Keep in mind that cheaper is not always better! Some so-called “bargain” dentures are made out of subpar materials that may offer limited function and less-than-ideal aesthetics. We strive to make sure that every denture we sell meets the highest standards of quality.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Yes, implant dentures have a higher upfront cost than traditional dentures. That’s because the treatment process for implant dentures is much more complex and time-consuming; it requires one or more surgeries along with extensive planning. However, we often urge patients to choose implant dentures if possible because of the many benefits they offer. For example, while traditional dentures might exacerbate jawbone deterioration, implant dentures prevent it. Implant dentures also provide a much stronger bite force. Plus, implant dentures can last for many years, while traditional dentures usually need to be replaced every 5 – 8 years or so.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Most dental insurance policies consider dentures to be a “major procedure” and cover 40% – 50% of their price. Our team will be happy to help you figure out how your coverage applies. We are in-network with Delta Dental insurance, and we can file claims for most out of network policies as well. We have years of experience in dealing with insurance, and we will strive to make the process of using your benefits as easy as possible.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
As your denture dentist in Doylestown, we want to help you afford your new teeth! That is why, in addition to helping you navigate your dental insurance, we are also partnered with CareCredit to offer financing. CareCredit is a third-party lender that offers low-interest and no-interest payment plans. Once you are approved for credit (most patients easily qualify), you may be able to choose from several different plans of varying term lengths and interest rates.
Are you ready to find out more about dentures and how much it might cost to rebuild your smile? Perfect Smiles of Doylestown is ready to help! Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Are you looking to get your smile back with dentures in Doylestown? This is a big decision, so you want to be well informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions that we receive at Perfect Smiles of Doylestown. If you don’t see your question listed below, give us a call or schedule a consultation to get the answers you’re looking for.
Can I Sleep with My Dentures?
Generally speaking, we recommend taking your dentures out before going to sleep. When you first get dentures, we may instruct you to wear them for 24 hours a day for a week or so while your mouth adjusts. However, after that, it is best to remove them every night and not wear them to sleep. This is because wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums and can lead to soft tissue irritation when they aren’t given a break to recover. Sleeping with dentures is also linked to a higher risk of pneumonia because the dark, moist space underneath is an ideal location for bacteria to thrive. Poor oral hygiene and high levels of gum and tongue plaque are also associated with wearing dentures too long. When you go to bed, you are better off removing your dentures and allowing them to soak.
What Is the Average Age for Getting Dentures?
Anyone can suffer from tooth loss, but it is more common amongst older patients. 33% of adults between the ages of 20 and 39 are missing at least one tooth, while 66% of adults aged between 20 and 64 are missing one or more teeth. According to the American Dental Association, nearly 57% of people aged 65 to 74 need some form of dentures. Ultimately, the older you are, the more likely you are to need false teeth. However, we’re happy to make beautiful and reliable full and patrial dentures to complete smiles of all ages!
Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?
You may find that it is difficult to speak with dentures when you first get them, but it just takes a little bit of time to get used to. The more you practice, the faster you will be able to adjust. Try reading out loud to yourself and repeat some difficult-to-pronounce words. Speak slowly because fast speech may come out muffled if you aren’t used to dentures. Denture adhesives can help to give your new teeth extra stability. This can help as you’re adjusting.
Will Dentures Change the Shape of My Face?
When you are dealing with tooth loss, your facial muscles will begin to sag, causing your face to have a sunken appearance. When you get dentures, they will be able to provide support to these facial muscles that have collapsed and improve your appearance. Overall, our patients are pleased to find that their dentures help them maintain a healthy, filled-out facial appearance!