Let's Determine If You're A Candidate For Dentures
Were you aware that approximately 25% of adults aged 65 and older have lost all their teeth? Dentures serve as a widely accepted and reliable solution for this issue. They are so natural-looking and dependable that you’ve likely conversed with someone who has them without even realizing it. Could you be a suitable candidate for dentures?
- Wish to replace several or all of your teeth.
- Not smoke or use other tobacco products.
- Have a healthy jawbone (we can help you with this!).
- Not suffer from dry mouth.
- Be prepared to take good care of your dentures at home.
- Continue to visit the dentist for routine exams – just like with natural teeth!
To be a good candidate for this restorative procedure you should:
How Should You Maintain Your Dentures?
Regular cleanings and check-ups are key to ensuring your dentures stay in optimal condition. Even if your prosthetics seem flawless, periodic dental visits are essential. During these appointments, we’ll assess the fit of your dentures and also evaluate the health of your gums, tongue, jaw, and overall oral cavity. In essence, we’re invested in your complete oral well-being, not just your teeth.
- Take out your dentures at night to give your mouth a break.
- Immerse your dentures in warm water, either with or without a denture cleanser.
- If your dentures have metal clasps, soak them only in warm water.
- When you’re not wearing your dentures, store them in water to prevent them from drying out and warping.
- Avoid soaking them in hot water.
- With your dentures out, take the time to clean and massage your gums.
- If using a toothbrush irritates your gums, soften the bristles with warm water or opt for a clean, damp cloth wrapped around your finger.
- If you have partial dentures, continue your regular tooth brushing routine for your natural teeth.
For at-home denture maintenance:
The Cost Of Dentures In Trenton
You can anticipate spending around $900 to over $3,500 for either full or partial dentures. The price range is broad because there are various types of dentures designed to meet a wide array of needs. A complete set of dentures for the entire mouth can set you back anywhere from $1,800 to upwards of $3,500. As a general estimate, the cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures is around $30,000.
What factors influence the cost of dentures? Key considerations include:
- The specific type of denture you require.
- Any dental extractions or preparatory work that may be needed.
- The potential necessity of X-rays.
- The option of including supportive implants.
Each case is unique, so consulting with your dentist and undergoing an oral examination is crucial for a tailored evaluation. This allows us to present various treatment options that are most suitable for you! We would be pleased to offer a more precise cost estimate based on your specific needs.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
With regular upkeep, you can expect your dentures to last 10 years. Apart from the natural wear and tear on the dentures, it’s worth noting that your oral structure can also change over time. As a result, you might eventually opt for a completely new set to ensure the best fit.
Your upper dentures should adhere securely to your gums through suction. Lower dentures should hover just above your gums but remain stable. Partial dentures ought to align seamlessly with your natural teeth and exhibit minimal movement. In the case of implant-supported dentures, they should click into place and stay secure. If you have concerns about the fit of your dentures, feel free to schedule an appointment for us to assess the fit and make any necessary adjustments.
Once you’ve acclimated to your dentures, you should find that you can eat a wide variety of foods. However, some foods can be tough on your dentures or may lead to discomfort due to rubbing or irritation. Items that are hard or sticky—such as caramel, carrot sticks, or a chewy cut of meat—as well as foods with small particles like popcorn or crackers with seeds, could pose challenges. It might be best to enjoy these types of foods sparingly or as an occasional indulgence.
While it’s technically possible to wear your dentures to bed, it’s generally advised against. It’s a good practice to remove them at night for soaking, allowing you the opportunity to clean your mouth, gums, and any remaining natural teeth. This also gives your gums and jaw the necessary rest they need.