Are you looking to restore your smile and regain your confidence? A new pair of dentures could do that. Whether you are simply looking for replacements or your first set, we urge you to come along to Best Dental in Richmond, TX.
At Best Dental you will get only the best of the best when it comes to fully customized dentures. We are so committed to ensuring you, the customer is happy, that we will not let you leave our practice without having the dentures that are the most robust and fit comfortably. We believe we have access to the best dentures lab in the whole of Richmond and the master technician there can make dentures that can’t be beaten in quality.
It is all too common an occurrence for us to take on patients who have had unsatisfactory and disappointing experiences elsewhere in Richmond. This is almost always down to the fact that the dentures were not designed, built, and processed properly. At Best Dental, though, if that’s your experience, we won’t let that happen as all our dentures are guaranteed to fit snugly into your mouth. If, for any reason they don’t, we will start again for no additional cost.
We offer all manner of dentures from the traditional full sets to snap-in and simpler alternatives. We do it all here at Best Dental.
If this is your first-time getting dentures and everything feels new and daunting, don’t worry. Below we have put together an FAQ to cover all the basics related to dentures. Have we missed anything out or do you want to book an appointment? Contact us and speak to one of our helpful and friendly team today.
How Can Dentures Be Helpful?
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to correct issues you may have with your teeth and any gaps that may be preventing you from smiling or fully enjoying food is having dentures. Dentures can have an incredible domino effect on your entire life, because not only will you feel confident about smiling and will be able to chew food properly again, but you will reap real benefits throughout your life, both professionally and personally.
How Can You Benefit From Having Dentures?
Several amazing benefits can come to you just from having dentures, including:
- As you will feel less ashamed and embarrassed you will be more likely to socialize with friends again
- Any speech issues related to your teeth can be corrected with the addition of dentures
- As we’ve already noted, your chewing function can be fully restored, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods again. Especially if you had to give up some as a result of the gaps and other issues you were having with your teeth.
- Your chewing function being restored will also help fight off diseases such as colon cancer, celiac disease, and GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disorder.
- Stopping the development of a pointy chin and sagging face.
- A boost to your self-worth, self-esteem, and self-confidence
Are Dentures Easy to Afford?
At Best Dental in Richmond, TX our dentures are the most affordable and best fitting in the area. All the dentures we provide to our patients are designed and created by one lab technician who has won countless awards and considered to be one best, regardless of region. It is no exaggeration that we have such a low rate of patients who come back to have alterations made to their dentures. If you feel you may struggle to pay for them upfront or don’t want to use your credit card, don’t worry as we have a variety of payment and financing options.
How Much Does it Cost to Get Dentures in Richmond, Texas?
Several factors are part of the pricing of dentures, such as how long it takes the lab to make your dentures, how complicated your case is d the clinician treating you, and installing them. However, for both upper and lower dentures, you could expect to pay at least an average of $3,000.
Are Dentures Really Comfortable to Have In Your Mouth?
Comfort and dentures is an incredibly subjective topic, and you will find that many people have incredibly different experiences from one another. To help make sense of why some find dentures more comfortable than others, the following points are worth considering:
- Your dentures will be significantly more comfortable if you have adequate healthy gum tissue and bone.
- You may find dentures difficult to have in your mouth if you have a very reactive and strong gag reflex.
- Your dentures will not be as easy to manage if your occlusion (bite) is difficult and atypical.
- Dentures are generally more comfortable as time goes on and your mouth becomes familiar with them and adjusts to them. At Best Dental, we always encourage patients to wear them as often as they can, so they learn to cope with them more quickly.
During your consultation appointment, the dentist you see will explain what you could expect from wearing new dentures.
Does Medicare Cover Dentures?
Medicare unfortunately does not cover dentures. You may find that in some scenarios, Medicare covers portions or complete dentures. This would rarely be the case though. As we want to help you get the best dentures possible, while saving as much money as you can, we will check your Medicare provider to see what benefits you are entitled to.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
You will find that most dental insurers cover at least a percentage of dentures. There is no set amount as every insurance provider and coverage plan is different. At Best Dental, Dr. Jasmine and the team will always ensure you get the maximum benefits and will inform you at your initial consultation how much your insurance company will pay towards your dentures. If you need extra support financially, we also offer CareCredit dental financing options to cover your new dentures.
Is It Difficult to Get Used to Dentures?
You will need a couple of weeks at the very least to get used to them if you have never worn dentures before. It’s the first couple of days that are normally very uncomfortable. However, if you stick with it, your mouth will adjust, and it will get easier. When you initially have your dentures inserted, the dentists will normally need to adjust them, to stop ulcerations and sore spots, as your mouth adapts to them.
Are Real Teeth Used to Make Dentures?
No, dentures are generally made from either a material consisting of zirconia or acrylic as a base that offers the optimum level of comfort throughout the day.
Can You Whiten Dentures?
As dentures are made from zirconium metal or acrylic, you can’t whiten them. You can clean them thoroughly though, so they appear much whiter. With the proper care, cleaning, and maintenance, dentures will stay the same color.
Can Dentures Be Repaired if they are Broken?
Generally, in most cases, dentures can be fixed. If you have worn dentures in the past and they are broken, Dr. Jasmine will discuss it with you during your consultation appointment whether they can be fixed. It takes at least 1 week to fix most broken dentures. You will even find that many dental offices have their own labs in-house that can fix dentures the same day as your appointment.
Can You Wear Dentures Overnight?
Dentures are not designed to be worn during the night. You need to clean them thoroughly before bed and sleep without wearing them. If you wear them during the night, it can create the perfect environment for bacteria to develop and spread to cause infections in your mouth. In time, once this bacterium starts to spread it can cause a wide variety of different oral health issues and infections that could eventually lead to emergencies.
Can Oral Thrush be Caused by Dentures?
As oral thrush is a form of fungal infection that develops in oral cavities, denture-wearers often suffer from it, but normally if they have worn their dentures during the night. Though, people who strictly wear dentures during the day can suffer from oral thrush.
Can Dentures Develop Cavities?
No, as they are made of zirconium or acrylic and not real teeth.
How Are They Made?
It takes the work of your dentist and the dental lab that works alongside them to create dentures.
- In the beginning, your dentist takes an impression of the interior of your mouth which is then passed onto the dental lab.
- In the lab, the specialist technician builds a model from wax that is then passed onto your dentist again to be used for measuring your mouth.
- Those measurements are then passed onto the dental lab and the technician then places fake teeth inside the wax model so you and the dentist have a good idea of what the dentures will look like when they are finished.
- Once both you and your dentist are happy with how the dentures look, the molds are returned to the lab so the production of the dentures can begin.
- During the production, acrylic replaces the wax and is cleaned and polished before it is sent to your dentist. The dentures are not finished, and your dentist will make any final alterations or adjustments, so they fit comfortably in your mouth.
Can Your Face Change Shape When you Wear Dentures?
Yes, this often happens. If your face is drooping before you wear dentures, once dentures have been inserted, because you have teeth to support it, your face will return to normal.
How Are Dentures Kept In Place?
It is generally down to the support of soft tissue and the amount of bone you have underneath that keeps dentures in place. The more soft tissue and bone you have, the better your dentures will sit in your mouth. The design, measurements, and construction of dentures need to be accurate as well, as badly made dentures will prevent you from chewing and using your mouth properly.
How Long Do You Need to Wait After Extractions Before Final Dentures Can be Made?
There are a few different paths your dentist may take to get dentures constructed when you need extractions.
Dentures can be made immediately after extractions, though for this to work, your back teeth need to be removed first.
The measurements are made using wax models made in the dental lab. After the measurements are taken, the dentures can be made. You will need another appointment for your front teeth to be removed and the denture inserted on the same day.
Another option your dentist may decide is best is to make dentures using an initial impression before extractions, directing the lab technician to make up interim or temporary dentures. During the next appointment, when your teeth are extracted, the temporary denture can be inserted into place. You would then need to wear those temporary dentures for at least 6 to 8 weeks while the tissue heals before the final dentures are made.
How Are Dentures Cleaned?
You need to invest in a special toothbrush for the daily cleaning of your dentures. This will help you to prevent the buildup of anything that could accumulate on your dentures while you are wearing them during the day. Make sure the toothbrush is soft-bristled, as harder bristled brushes can cause damage to your dentures.
Once you have finished brushing them, place them in a cup or container of water along with cleansing tablets to lift any of the dirt and debris that couldn’t be shifted by brushing alone.
Soaking dentures in boiling water may alter their shape, so avoid doing this.
Soaking dentures in products that feature chlorine could damage them, so avoid it.
Our practice here at Best Dental has had the experience of many patients who have come along and spoken to Dr. Jasmine, explaining to her that the dentures they currently have are not comfortable and loosen off whenever they laugh or eat food. For these patients, Dr. Jasmine recommends dental implant-supported dentures.
What exactly are implant-supported dentures? you may be asking yourself. These are dentures that can be snapped into place on dental implants for a more snug and stable fit than traditional dentures. With these dentures, you don’t need to worry about them loosening and falling out, even if you are chewing food.
At Best Dental, we fully understand that dentures can be problematic, particularly lower dentures because the tongue can easily dislodge them. For that reason, we have decided to make it possible for patients to easily afford two dental implants for lower dentures made to fit for just $4,000. You will find that many dental offices throughout the Richmond area charge above this and that’s just for one dental implant, not two.
We always put the patient first and want you to be able to benefit from an exceptional dental experience, regardless of what your budget is. Therefore, if you want dentures in Richmond, Texas that are affordable and comfortable, we are confident that we are the right practice for you.
To find out more information about how we can get you smiling again, give our office a call today.