Full & Partial Dentures - Oklahoma City, OK
We Help Patients Overcome Tooth Loss
A smile just isn't a smile if it's incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.
Why Choose Joe Isaacson Dental for Dentures?
- 100% Customized & Modern Prosthetics
- Pair Dental Implants With Dentures For Added Permanence & Confidence
- Comfortable & Compassionate Dental Office Atmosphere
What is a Partial Denture?
A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum colored base. The teeth are not in a row but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial is removable.
What is a Full Denture?
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures can be closed or open palate, and they may require denture adhesive to hold them in place.
Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials
Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want clips or adhesive, then consider implant-supported dentures. During a brief surgery, an implant dentist like Dr. Isaacson can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, you won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Wearing dentures should leave you feeling more confident in yourself and your appearance. Seeing a trusted professional with years of experience can ensure you receive a high-quality prosthetic that lasts for years and is durable enough to withstand the pressures of daily wear and tear. This investment in your smile is an important one, but if you choose to cut corners or opt for cheaper materials, you’ll be left with dissatisfying results that require more frequent trips to the dentist’s office. As you contemplate the cost of dentures in Oklahoma City, it is best if you meet with Dr. Isaacson to discuss what factors come into play when calculating the cost of your new smile.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
To receive a cost estimate for your dentures, it is necessary that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaacson. Once he can examine your smile and determine whether you are a qualified candidate for treatment, we will then be able to go over available payment options and discuss how best to cover the cost of your new dentures.
You may not realize there are several factors that must be considered, including:
- Preliminary Treatment: If we find that you require periodontal therapy, tooth extractions, or any other pre-denture treatment, we will figure this into the overall cost.
- Materials Used: In most cases, acrylic is used to create the gum-colored base of your dentures. However, it is not just the materials but also the time it takes to create your prosthetic that must be factored in.
- Type of Artificial Teeth: Whether you need a full or partial denture, the type of artificial teeth used will also be factored into the cost. Some materials are much more expensive than others, but you should remember that choosing a less durable option will only cause more chips and cracks along the way.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Yes, it is true that implant dentures are more expensive, but if you want to experience their many great benefits, you will find they are well worth the investment. Not only are these prosthetics designed to be a permanent fixture in your mouth, but they can also last a lifetime with proper care. Surgically placed into your jawbone, your implants will fuse with the bone and surrounding tissues to create a strong and durable foundation for your dentures in Oklahoma City. Allowing for greater functionality, maintenance, and longevity, patients who choose implant dentures find them to be much more cost-effective in the long run simply because there is no need for denture adhesives or frequent repairs or replacements.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Most dental insurance companies will agree to cover up to 50% of the total cost of your dentures, but you will need to check about your deductible and annual maximum. If you’ve used any portion of your yearly maximum, it is likely your insurance company will pay less than 50%. You or a member of our team can talk to a representative from your insurance company to discuss any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur along the way. We will be happy to discuss alternative methods of payment should you need help paying any remaining balance.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
Even if you are uninsured or your insurance simply will not cover your denture treatment, there is still hope. You don’t have to go around with missing teeth any longer. Instead, you can apply for flexible financing through CareCredit. As a third-party company that offers low and no interest payment plans, you can see if you are eligible to enroll in a plan that will allow for manageable monthly payments. This will allow you to stay within your budget and move forward with the necessary treatment to improve your oral health and smile aesthetics.
Are you still curious about dentures? If so, you’re in the right place. We want all our patients to have easy access to the information they need, which is why we’ve included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dentures. If you have any specific concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to speak with one of our friendly staff members.
What Type of Denture is Best for Me?
The only way to know which denture is right for you is to visit our office for a consultation. Dr. Isaacson will carefully examine your mouth, checking your pattern of tooth loss and any preexisting issues before recommending the best option. Typically, patients who are missing parts of their smile will benefit from a partial denture, and those missing most, or all of their teeth can receive a full denture. However, no two smile cases are the same, which is why your initial consultation is so important.
How Much Will My Dentures Cost?
The cost of your dentures will vary depending on the treatment option that is necessary. Typically, the more teeth you’re missing, the higher your cost will be. You must also keep in mind that issues like infection or gum disease must be treated before you can get dentures, which will add to your overall cost. Typically, dental insurance will partially cover your denture, but you should check with your provider to make sure. We are always happy to answer any questions or speak with your insurance provider for you to maximize your benefits and save you money.
How Long Do Dentures Last?
With proper care, dentures can last up to 7 years! However, you must ensure that you’re maintaining your prosthesis by keeping it clean and removing it at night. Soak your dentures in soaking solution or water to shake loose food debris that can collect throughout the day. Additionally, place towels on the ground and/or sink to break the fall of your prosthetic if you accidentally drop it.
What is Life with Dentures Like?
The adjustment period to dentures is rather short. At first, it may feel strange to speak, eat, and smile, but this will go away with some practice. If certain words are giving you difficulty, try saying them out loud in front of the mirror. Also, cut yourself some slack! You just got a new smile so it will take a little bit of getting used to before you can enjoy all its benefits.
What Should I Do if My Denture is Moving Around?
If your denture is sliding or slipping around when eating or speaking, you can use denture adhesive to secure it. If you’ve had your denture for years, it may need readjusting so you should always contact our dentist in Oklahoma City if you suspect your prosthesis isn’t fitting properly. As a permanent solution, we can combine dental implants with dentures to firmly secure your prosthesis to the jawbone for the most natural looking and feeling smile.