If you’ve lost one or more teeth in West Windsor, dentures from Smile Society General Dentistry may be just what you need to restore the beauty of your smile and the natural function of your teeth. Dr. Munira Sulaiman and Dr. Mandeep Singh specialize in creating comfortable dentures that look and feel just like real teeth. Learn more about your options for dentures below, or contact us now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sulaiman or Dr. Singh.
If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, you may feel self-conscious about your looks, and avoid smiling or laughing around other people. Appearances aside, untreated tooth loss can cause complications, such as teeth shifting toward the socket where your missing tooth used to be. It can also stop you from chewing efficiently and eating your favorite foods. In some cases, it can even affect your speech.
But with a set of dentures from Smile Society General Dentistry, you’ll no longer have to worry about these issues. Dr. Singh or Dr. Sulaiman can create a custom-fitted set of dentures that are built to look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Dentures are the most affordable way to restore your smile after tooth loss, and are typically covered by dental insurance. Depending on your needs, dentures can be manufactured and fitted in less time than the placement and healing times of a dental implant, making them a faster way to restore your smile after tooth loss.
Not only that, but with dentures from Smile Society General Dentistry, you will feel more confident in your appearance and your speech, and you’ll also be able to eat your favorite foods again.
Partial dentures are a good option if you have lost one or just a few of your natural teeth, but your remaining teeth are strong and your mouth is healthy. They are made from a metal and plastic framework, which supports one or more false teeth that rest where your missing teeth used to be.
Partial dentures attach directly to your natural teeth using metal clips. This ensures that your dentures do not move or shift when you speak or chew.
Often, partial dentures are used to restore your smile temporarily before a permanent treatment like a dental implant or a dental bridge, but some patients opt to have partial dentures as a long-term treatment for their missing teeth.
Full dentures are intended to replace the entire upper and/or lower arch of the teeth, and are only recommended for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth due to severe decay, gum disease, or oral trauma. This is because any remaining teeth must be extracted before your dentures can be fitted at Smile Society General Dentistry.
With a set of full dentures, you can restore your smile and your bite, and feel proud of your appearance once again. At Smile Society General Dentistry, we specialize in creating custom-fitted dentures that will look and feel just like your natural teeth. Give us a call at (609) 779-2054 to schedule your denture consultation.
Dentures tend to last anywhere between 7-10 years on average. However, it depends on the specific type of dentures and the rate at which a person’s natural facial structure changes. Partial dentures have a maximum longevity of 15 years, while full dentures can last for 5-10 years.
The problem with predicting the lifespan of full dentures is that even if the prosthesis lasts for that long, the natural change of a person’s facial structure may require earlier replacement due to bone loss.
Patients suffer from bone loss when they lose teeth, and this is an irreversible process that can cause premature facial sagging and changes to your bite. Though dentures do restore some support to the face, the structure of your face will still change over time.
With this change, you will need to have your dentures relined, rebased, or replaced so you aren’t left with ill-fitting dentures which can cause you even more problems. The better your dentures fit, the more mouth and facial support you will have, which will help you maintain a youthful appearance. Ill-fitting dentures can also be uncomfortable and difficult to speak or chew with.
While dentures are a little more high maintenance to clean compared to implants, the removability of the teeth also makes cleaning easier. You should clean your dentures twice a day – in the morning and at night.
You can do this by brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush and denture cleaning solution. You should also rinse them out before taking them out and putting them back in. To keep them free of food particles and plaque, you should rinse them out after eating.
At night, you should store them in a denture cleaning solution. Dentures need to be stored in liquid to retain moisture and prevent them from drying out. This also helps deep clean them. Attending regular dental appointments is important to maintain good oral health and to check on the condition of your dentures. A dentist in West Windsor can tell you if they detect the warning signs of wear and tear and advise you when they need to be replaced.
Since dentures are considered a necessary restorative procedure to replace missing teeth, restore support to the face from bone loss, and assist with tooth functionality, most insurance plans at least partially cover the cost of treatment.
However, this coverage can range anywhere from 15 to 50% and depends on the specific insurance coverage you have. Most plans also have an annual cap on spending that is around $1000-2500 so if you’ve already exceeded this cap, you may only receive limited insurance coverage.
Contact your insurance provider to find out what they cover, if there is a spending cap, and ask about any other requirements that are in place. At Smile Society General Dentistry, we offer an in-house membership plan that offers discounts to patients who don’t have dental insurance, including a 15% off discount on dentures.
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