Dentures have completely transformed over the past decade. In addition to traditional full dentures, patients now have options like implant-supported dentures. Traditional dentures are held in place using natural suction between the prosthesis and the oral tissues. Implant supported dentures (also called “All on 4 dentures”) are much smaller appliances that are permanently held in place by dental implants. By expanding the types of dentures available, patients have a wider range of treatment choices, affordable care, and expectations regarding their care.
Traditional dentures continue to remain the most economical choice when it comes to replacing all of their teeth at one time. A full acrylic denture that fits properly will stay in place without needing to use any type of adhesive. If the denture does not fit properly, it may need to be adjusted or have a new liner made. Wearing your denture overnight may cause it to lose it’s fit before it’s supposed to.
An implant-supported denture covers only the arch of the mouth where teeth normally would be. They allow for freer movements of the tongue allowing for easier speech and eating. Food also tastes better, as there is no acrylic plate across the roof of your mouth. Because they are held in place by implants, it’s important to know that it can take a short amount of time for the implants to integrate with your oral tissues before the denture is delivered. The addition of implants will also make the treatment a moderately priced investment compared to traditional x-rays.
How long does it take for dentures to be made?
Each type of denture is different, so your treatment can vary anywhere from same-day dentures, to those that use a temporary denture for a few months before the final appliance is placed.
Does my insurance cover dentures?
Your personal policy is based on coverage determined between you or your employer through your policy provider. Dentures Alaska will help to predetermine your benefits so that you can maximize your insurance benefits.
My dentures are loose. What should I do?
Your dentures may need to be re-lined or replaced. A properly fitted denture should stay in place without using an adhesive.
How much do dentures cost?
Depending on the type of denture you select, appliances begin at just a few hundred dollars.