Tooth loss is a common issue people face all throughout the country. According to epidemiological studies, approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, just because you have lost teeth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life without them. At Cappello Family Dental, Dr. William J. Cappello offers customized dentures to restore the appearance and function of your smile. Give us a call to get started with your initial consultation today!
Dentures are an excellent option for patients who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. Missing teeth can make daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling much more difficult. Depending on the number of teeth that you’re missing and where they are in the mouth, a personalized plan can be made just for you. If you currently have any dental problems, like tooth decay or gum disease, they will need to be addressed and eliminated before you can get dentures. Your oral health is our number one priority.
There are a few different types of dentures out there that cater to a variety of needs. During your initial consultation, we’ll determine which of the following will best restore your smile:
This option is ideal for patients who still have some healthy teeth remaining. A partial denture fits between the surrounding teeth like a puzzle piece. This way, missing teeth in different locations throughout the mouth can be replaced with a single restoration for each affected arch.
This option replaces an entire row of missing teeth either on the upper or lower arch. Instead of being held in by clasps, traditional dentures are held into place by the shape and natural suction of the mouth. Full dentures are made with a gum-colored base and hold natural-looking replacement teeth into place.
If you’re looking for a sturdier, longer-lasting tooth replacement option, dental implant dentures are an excellent solution. These dentures are held into place with titanium, screw-like implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone to act as tooth roots. They allow for additional bite force and prevent bone loss from occurring over time.
Here are a handful of benefits you can expect to experience when you get dentures:
Unfortunately, some people hesitate to replace their missing teeth with dentures over concerns about the cost. However, we’ve seen countless times how life changing it can be to replace missing teeth and missing confidence. Although we are unable to provide estimates without first giving Dr. Cappello the opportunity to examine you, at that point, we can put together a treatment plan with an accurate price quote. So don’t hesitate to schedule your consultation and get the ball rolling!
At Cappello Family Dental, we approach each case uniquely because no two patients are exactly the same. When calculating the cost of dentures, we take many factors into account, including how many teeth are being replaced. As you might imagine, the more teeth in the denture, the higher the cost. Also, if you require any preliminary work, such as gum disease therapy or tooth extractions, that will increase the pricing as well.
In general, attaching dentures to implants does make treatment more costly, but when you consider all the benefits of doing so, you can see why it’s worth the extra investment. Your dentures can last significantly longer with implants because the jawbone won’t deteriorate and change shape. In the long run, this means you don’t have to replace them as frequently, potentially saving you money! The implants also serve as stabilizers that hold your teeth in place while you bite and chew, allowing you to eat healthier foods and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Although dental insurance policies may not have the exact same amount of coverage, most companies do include dentures in their benefits. Usually, they contribute to about half the cost of dentures, which means you’ll need to pay for the rest of the cost, about 50 percent, out-of-pocket. When you meet with Dr. Cappello to discuss your dentures, our team will find out exactly how much insurance will cover and how much you’ll be responsible for, so you’ll know what to expect from the start.
Even if you use your dental insurance to the fullest, you’ll likely have to pay for part of the cost of your dentures. We accept several forms of payment, including money from a health savings account (HSA). We can also assist in the application process if you are interested in low-interest financing through CareCredit. In other words, we’ll happily work with you to find a payment method that works for everyone and makes your dentures fit within your budget.