Dentures – Dayton, OH
A Smile That You Can be Proud of
At Rahn Dental Group, our dentists are proud to offer both full and partial dentures. Dentures are removable oral appliances that our team uses to restore your smile and your ability to chew, eat, and speak comfortably. Drs. Quinttus, Budde and Sullivan can create your dentures to match the color and appearance of your natural smile. Please feel free to contact us today for more information about the benefits of dentures in Dayton.
If you are missing several or all of your teeth, our dentists may recommend dentures to restore the function, beauty and health of your smile. The appliances also help to restore and maintain the volume of your face to preserve a healthier and more youthful appearance. Your dentures will be custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Our practice provides two types of dentures – full dentures and partial dentures.
What is a Full Denture?
A full denture is designed to replace all the teeth in the upper or lower row, and it’s also a solution for replacing a full set of teeth. When you receive your new appliance at Rahn Dental Group, the entire process, from the design of your denture to the final bite adjustments to ensure you have the correct bite, is customized. Therefore, you can enjoy a comfortable and longer-lasting restoration.
Your new appliance will include porcelain teeth that are crafted from high-grade ceramics. Thus, you’ll have life-like ivories that will look like you were born with them. They’ll be affixed to a gum resin base that mimics your existing gums in color and texture.
What is a Partial Denture?
If you have a few teeth missing, with other healthy teeth remaining, a solution is to receive a partial denture. As the name suggests, its purpose is to fill the vacated space that remains when there are missing teeth. When you visit our Dayton office, one of our dentists will assess the condition of your remaining teeth and gums to ensure you receive the safest and most effective restoration possible.
Then, we’ll custom-create a set of porcelain prosthetics that are anchored in place using thin framework that clasps to your surrounding teeth. Thus, you’ll be left with a more symmetrical-looking and functional smile.
What is an Implant-Retained Denture?
When it comes to replacing your teeth, the dental implant process stands in a class by itself. It consists of a titanium post being attached to the jawbone to re-establish the tension and jaw support that a natural tooth root provides. Specifically, in the case of an implant-retained denture, we’ll carefully insert four implants per arch. Through a combination of strategic and perfectly angled placement, the minimal number of implants can be used to support your entire denture.
Unlike the other methods of replacement, the dental implant is completely self-sufficient, so you won’t have to worry about the possibility of it being compromised by the other teeth shifting. Additionally, you won’t have to rely on dental adhesive and natural suction to secure them. Instead, your new teeth will be anchored similarly to having your original tooth roots.
To determine which process is best suited to meet your needs, contact your dentist in Dayton to schedule an examination and consultation!
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
When it comes to the cost of dentures in Dayton, you cannot expect your treatment to be the same as someone else. The reason for this is that your case is likely very different than another patient's. When coming in to see our team at Rahn Dental Group, we will consider various factors to determine how much you can expect to spend on your new smile. But no matter the price tag, it’s important to remember that it is far better to have a full, complete smile that allows for functionality, longevity, and a better quality of life.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
When meeting with your denture dentist in Dayton, you can trust that we will examine your smile in its entirety and consider the following factors before making a decision based on our findings:
- Are preliminary treatments needed to strengthen the jawbone, improve gum health, or remove any severely decayed teeth? If so, you may be required to undergo a bone graft, periodontal therapy, or tooth extraction.
- The material used to create the gum-colored base and artificial teeth.
- The type of denture you need (i.e., partial, full, implant)
When it comes to choosing the right denture for your needs, one of the most important things to remember is that cheaper is not always better. As it pertains to your smile, better quality materials will likely mean that your prosthetic lasts longer.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
When comparing the cost of implant dentures to their traditional counterparts, yes, they are more expensive upfront. However, their benefits prove to be far greater as well. Made of titanium or zirconia, these unique posts mimic the natural tooth root that normally stimulates the jawbone. When tooth loss occurs, nothing remains to offer stimulation to the bone. Once a dental implant is in place, it fuses with the bone tissue and creates a solid foundation for your new smile. Based on how many teeth are missing, you can choose an implant partial that fills in the gaps of multiple missing teeth or implant full dentures that replace an entire arch.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Most dental insurance plans offer available coverage for traditional dentures in Dayton. However, this depends largely on your individual carrier. In many cases, they may be willing to pay 50% of the total cost, but you’ll need to check to see if you’ve met your deductible and how much of your annual maximum is left over. Our team at Rahn Dental Group will be happy to work on your behalf to help you get the answers you need. Not to mention, we’ll file your paperwork and claims and provide assistance in finding ways to maximize your current benefits.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
If you’re uninsured or need help to pay the remaining balance left over from your dental insurance claim, there are two options to help make your dentures more affordable:
- Flexible financing through CareCredit, which allows you to enroll in a low or zero interest monthly payment plan, or
- Enroll in our Smile Membership Program if you are uninsured. You can pay a low annual fee for discounts on many of the restorative solutions we offer as well as receive essential preventive care for free
Dentures in Dayton are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth and restore your smile to its former glory. However, it’s perfectly understandable to have a few questions about the treatment process before going through with it. That’s why we’ve assembled some of our most frequently asked questions about dentures down below and answered them for your benefit.
How Much Do Dentures Cost?
Unfortunately, there is no fixed answer to this question since no two cases are exactly alike. Your final cost could be influenced by a number of factors, like what kind of dentures you’re receiving and whether you have to undergo any preliminary treatment like gum disease therapy. On the bright side, dentures of any kind are usually at least partially covered by most dental insurance plans. Our team will be more than happy to work with your insurance company to help you minimize your out-of-pocket costs, so you don’t have to pay a cent more than what’s necessary to restore your smile.
How Do I Care for My Dentures?
Every morning before placing your dentures in your mouth, gently brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush. This will stimulate blood flow and remove bits of plaque that may have built up during the night. Then, brush your dentures with a toothbrush, but no toothpaste, as it could be abrasive to the ceramic material. It’s best to let your dentures soak in lukewarm water or denture cleanser at night to clean them.
Can I Sleep in My Dentures?
It’s possible to sleep in your dentures, but we highly recommend taking them out and letting them soak overnight. This gives your gums and jawbone a chance to rest form the pressure of holding your dentures in place all day. It also allows your dentures to be cleaned. If you have permanent, implant-retained dentures, they can stay in your mouth at night, as long as you brush them before bed and when you wake up.
Does Getting Dentures Hurt?
When you’re first fitted for a new pair of dentures, it’s perfectly normal to experience some soreness for the first few days. This should subside as your mouth gets used to the new appliance. The period of discomfort can vary depending on whether you’ve had dentures before or if you recently had teeth extracted. You can manage the pain by taking store-bought pain medications like ibuprofen.
Can I Eat Normally with Dentures?
For most patients, it takes a little time to get used to eating with dentures. After a while, you should be able to eat as normal, but particularly hard or sticky foods may still present a challenge. For this reason, it helps to cut up your food into bite-sized chunks while you grow accustomed to your new teeth. It may also help to use a bit of denture adhesive to hold your teeth in place while you get used to eating with them in your mouth.