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While dentures have been around for literally hundreds of years, that doesn’t mean the dentures you receive today will be anything like what previous presidents or century-old civilizations used. They have come quite a long way since then in both function and esthetics, so you can feel confident about your future smile. Little Rock Family Dental Care is more than prepared to design and create a personalized denture for you and your family members, so don’t hesitate to call us today to schedule your first appointment!
When you’re considering traditional dentures (outside of implant-retained versions), you have two options to consider. The solution you choose will largely vary depending on what your specific needs might be. These options include full dentures and partial dentures.
When you have lost all of your teeth in a given arch (or both of your arches), a full acrylic and ceramic denture is the most appropriate solution to restore your smile. This denture is held in place via the natural suction of your gums as well as the shape of your mouth. In the beginning weeks of using your denture, you may need to use denture adhesive to ensure stability and help your mouth adjust to its presence.
Made from a metal base and given ceramic restorations to replace teeth, partial dentures are designed to fit inside of your mouth much like a puzzle piece. Instead of replacing the entire arch at a time, they only fill gaps throughout the mouth, ideally gaps on opposing sides. They also rely on metal hooks that wrap around teeth to stay in place.
If you are missing several teeth throughout your mouth or have no remaining teeth whatsoever, a denture just might be for you!
When you use a denture to replace teeth, you can completely restore your smile, giving you newfound confidence along the way. Not only can you make yourself look much younger, but you can eat far more foods that you could not eat before. This makes it easier to build a balanced diet and get the nutrients you need to maintain whole-body wellness. Dentures are also quite affordable considering the number of teeth they are capable of replacing.
When you arrive for your consultation, one of our dentists will closely examine your mouth and confirm which type of denture would best meet your needs. Afterwards, they’ll remove any remaining teeth that are no longer viable and get an impression of your mouth so that a denture can be created. After about two weeks or so, you’ll come back to our office to have the denture fitted and placed. Our dentists will make sure to go over tips to take care of your denture, how to practice at-home oral care, and more.
We need to examine your mouth before we can provide an exact price for your denture. Since there are many factors that can influence the cost of your denture (i.e. the number of teeth in need of replacement, the type of materials used, etc.) you should contact our office to learn more!