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Come See Dr. Givan for Dentures in Fort Worth
What comes to mind when you hear the word dentures? If you’re picturing an older person with fake looking teeth that strangely seem to move out of place, then you don’t know dentures. Today, both full and partial dentures are a far cry better than their predecessors. If you are missing one or more teeth, then Dr. Givan can provide attractive and comfortable dentures in Fort Worth.
Why Get Dentures?
The obvious answer to that question is staring you in the face every time you look in the mirror: without teeth, a smile just isn’t a smile. And the way your smile looks to others can have a real effect on how you feel about yourself. So for the sake of your self-confidence, dentures can be very important.
In addition, missing teeth can impact your oral and general health, too. Even if you are only missing one tooth, you are more susceptible to decay in your remaining teeth, misalignment as adjacent teeth shift to fill in the gap and gum disease. And with gum disease comes the possibility of several systemic illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. Therefore, the importance of replacing that one missing tooth—to say nothing of several or an entire arch—cannot be understated.
Partial Dentures Fill-In the Blanks
If you have a blank spot in your smile because of mild to moderate tooth loss, then consider a partial. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, there are about 175 million people in the U.S. missing at least one tooth. If you are one of these people, then Dr. Givan can customize a partial denture for you. A removable partial is made of false teeth that are attached to a metal or metal and acrylic base. Hidden clasps securely attach the partial to adjacent teeth for a secure hold. If there are natural teeth between two or three missing ones, then Dr. Givan will design a partial that fits neatly into place like a jigsaw piece.
Full Dentures in Fort Worth
If you are missing all of the teeth along your top or bottom jaw—and 10 percents of American adults are—then you need a full denture. Like dentures of old, these are made of false teeth attached to a base that looks like natural gum tissue. Unlike old dentures, however, there are new materials and manufacturing techniques that make modern dentures more natural looking and more comfortable than ever before. Dr. Givan will take precise measurements of your gum ridge and your mouth to ensure a proper fit.
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Because no two smiles are the same, it’s difficult to provide you with an estimate for your dentures. During an initial consultation, Dr. Givan will carefully examine your mouth and review your medical history before developing a personalized treatment plan. From there, we can give you a precise price. Until then, read on to learn about the factors that contribute to the cost of dentures in Fort Worth.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
There are three main factors that contribute to the overall cost of your dentures:
- Preparation: We must first perform any necessary extractions or gum disease treatment before we can begin fitting your dentures, which will add to the total price.
- Base material: The type of acrylic used for the gum-colored base of your denture will also influence the cost. This part of the denture is dyed to match the natural color of your gums.
- Replacement teeth: The prosthetic teeth attach to the base are usually made of acrylic or porcelain. It’s important that these teeth are sturdy and lifelike.
Keep in mind that the cheapest option is rarely the best when it comes to quality, which is why you should avoid subpar acrylic. Investing in your smile will always lead to better, longer lasting results.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Typically, implant dentures are more expensive than traditional ones, but this is for good reason. They come with a number of unique benefits because of the use of surgically placed implants. Rooted in the jaw, implants provide a sturdy, stable, and strong support for dentures, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence. This is possible because implants fuse to the jawbone, becoming a permanent part of the body. Plus, an investment in implant dentures will usually pay for itself – traditional dentures only last for 5 to 7 years, however dental implants can last much longer. This will help you avoid unnecessary replacements and the dental visits that come with them.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Yes, dentures are considered a major procedure, which is why most insurance plans provide around 50% coverage. However, this will vary based on your provider, so check with your insurance first. We are always happy to communicate with your insurance directly to maximize your benefits and save you money. We love helping our patients enjoy convenient, cost-effective dentistry. If you have questions or concerns about the cost of dentures, please don’t hesitate to contact our denture dentist in Fort Worth for a consultation. Dr. Givan can’t wait to help you smile with a beautiful full set of teeth.
Request an Appointment Today
If you would like to discuss partials or dentures in Benbrook, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Forest Hill, or Saginaw, don’t wait to get in touch with Dr. Givan. Request an appointment online today!