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Dentures - Powell, OH

Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth

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Whether your tooth loss consists of a single gap in your smile or an entire row of teeth, the need for replacement is vital to your oral health, your general health and your overall well-being. We know your first concern is probably the way your smile looks because that can have a lot to do with your sense of self-confidence. Beyond that, however, there are very real health concerns, too. At Wedgwood Complete Dentistry, we offer dentures in Powell, OH, so you can once again have a complete smile that is as beautiful as it is functional. Depending on the extent of tooth loss you have, our dentists can talk to you about a partial or full denture, as well as implant-supported dentures.

Why Choose Wedgewood Complete Dentistry for Dentures?

  • Implants Placed and Restored In-House
  • Carefully Personalized Full and Partial Dentures
  • A Skilled, Knowledgeable, Caring Dentist

The Consequences of Tooth Loss

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For most people, the appearance of a missing tooth is enough to convince them to see the dentist in Powell for dentures. But did you also know that just a single missing tooth increases the likelihood of cavities in your remaining teeth as well as the odds that you’ll develop gum disease? In addition, missing teeth often lead to bite problems as other teeth shift to take up the vacant spaces. Last but not least, each and every tooth in your mouth has a vital role to play in chewing and digestion. Consequently, tooth loss can inadvertently cause varying degrees of malnutrition.

Types of Dentures in Powell

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Now that we’ve established the importance of replacing missing teeth, let’s take a look at the types of dentures available. The right one will surely make you smile!

Three different types of partial dentures

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are a type of prosthetic that can be ideal for the patient who is missing one or two teeth. Even if your missing teeth are not consecutive, we can still design a single partial denture that fits between remaining teeth. The partial consists of false teeth attached to a metal frame. Clips on the frame hook around adjacent teeth to hold the partial in place.

Hand holding a full upper denture

Full Dentures

Full dentures today are not like grandma’s. Thanks to new materials and advances in prosthetic production, your dentures will look like natural teeth and feel comfortable and secure in your mouth. Our dentists take precise measurements to ensure your complete satisfaction. Give yourself a few weeks to adjust to how dentures feel and in short time you’ll hardly notice them.

Model dental implant supported denture

Dental Implant-Supported Dentures

If you really want to have dentures that are natural looking and secure, then consider implant-supported dentures. Dental implants that are surgically implanted along your jaw hold the dentures in place. You can select permanent dentures or overdentures that you remove to clean and soak every night.

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The Benefits of Dentures

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The saying goes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and that is certainly true when it comes to teeth. If you’ve lived any amount of time with an incomplete smile, you know these various struggles. Compared to being without them, life with dentures can be so much more rewarding in so many ways, including practical communication, eating, and looking and feeling your best. You don’t have to suffer—get your own custom dentures here at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry. They’ll give you plenty of reasons to smile again.

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Psychological Benefits

Tooth loss not only has many health pitfalls but also often comes as a blow to self-esteem. You may feel too self-conscious to smile, talk, or eat in front of others for fear that they’ll see gaps in your mouth. However, dentures can give you back confidence and a feeling of self-worth. Not to mention that letting your smile show more often can give you a positive mental health boost!

Clearer Enunciation

Multiple sounds in languages involve your teeth. Just try saying words with t, d, s, or th sounds sans teeth! You’ll find that communication with others can become more challenging. Dentures allow you to form sounds with more clarity. Although it may take a little bit of time upfront to adjust to your prosthetic teeth, you should quickly be able to talk and communicate better.

Improves Nutrition

Although there are soft foods that contain nutrients, such as eggs, yogurt, and applesauce, not having teeth can severely limit what foods you can eat. Dentures, on the other hand, can enable you to enjoy a more balanced diet again, especially if your dentures are attached to dental implants. With teeth to break down your food, you can have easier digestion as well, helping you feel healthier and improving your quality of life.

Preserves Oral Health

If you still have some remaining teeth in your mouth, wearing a partial denture will help to keep them properly spaced and in as good condition as possible. When you take good care of your denture and your teeth, you can hold onto your natural smile and overcome the loss you’ve already experienced.

Expands Opportunities

Would you like to apply for a better job? Want to meet new people? Are you looking for a romantic partner? Tooth loss can stand in the way of all these goals. Studies show that those who have missing teeth are more likely to be judged negatively based on their appearance than those with a full set. So, if you want to make a powerful good impression and have new opportunities, it pays off to complete your smile with dentures.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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At Wedgewood Complete Dentistry, we don’t offer one-size-fits-all dentures because each mouth is different. Every patient’s denture is customized to their needs and can vary in cost from the next denture case. As a result, we aren’t able to give out an estimate for dentures until Dr. Eskridge has inspected your mouth and created a plan designed specifically for you. During your consultation, we’ll be happy to go through all the financial details with complete transparency so that you know what to expect in terms of the cost.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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When we consider the pricing of your denture(s), we take several factors into account, including the following:

  • The type of denture: partial, full, or implant.
  • The number of teeth being replaced.
  • Whether your partial denture has metal or acrylic clasps.
  • Whether you need any preliminary work like gum disease treatment, tooth extractions, implant placement, etc.

If you have questions about the cost, we can break it down for you.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Yes, in general, implant dentures tend to cost more than traditional dentures, but in this case, you get what you pay for. With the additional cost comes a myriad of benefits that normal dentures can’t provide, such as a stronger bite, longevity and durability, more comfort and confidence, and easy maintenance—just to name a few. Many patients who choose implant dentures find that their replacement teeth are well worth the extra upfront cost for these priceless results to extend the lifespan of their restored smile.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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There may be some exceptions, but dental insurance typically does include coverage for dentures. Usually, plans will pay about half of the total cost for the these more advanced restorations, which means the other half will come out of your own pocket. After your treatment plan has been created, we will look at your insurance policy and try to maximize the benefits you’re entitled to.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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What if you can’t or don’t want to pay for your dentures all upfront? Most households don’t have a huge savings cushion for somewhat larger expenses. You can apply for flexible financing, which will allow you to make monthly payments that are smaller and easier to manage in your budget over time. If you need help at any stage of the application process, we can help and try to answer your questions.

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