Missing or lost teeth can impact your confidence and make it difficult for you to eat and speak properly. Also, having missing teeth can cause the nearby teeth to shift over time and further impact your smile. Therefore, you should consider replacing missing teeth to restore your natural-looking smile and oral function. While several dental restoration options are available, cosmetic dentures are considered the most cost-effective and natural-looking tooth replacement option that looks and functions like your natural teeth.
Read on to learn more about cosmetic dentures, including the different types and how they can help transform your smile.
What Are Cosmetic Dentures?
Like regular dentures, cosmetic dentures not only replace missing teeth by restoring form and function, but they also improve the aesthetics of your mouth and preserve your facial features. So, while improving your oral function, cosmetic dentures redefine your smile in a way that complements your face. Furthermore, cosmetic dentures can last for decades, helping you save money in the long run.
Anyone Can Wear Cosmetic Dentures
Older people are generally common candidates for wearing dentures, as they are likely to lose more teeth due to age-related teeth deterioration. Nevertheless, anyone suffering from tooth loss can opt for cosmetic dentures because they are an appropriate way to replace missing teeth for people of all ages. They are perfect for replacing and restoring teeth from many causes, including gum disease, tooth decay, injury, or trauma.
Types of Cosmetic Dentures
Whether you are missing one or multiple teeth, cosmetic dentures are available in partial or full configurations, suitable to address your specific tooth-replacement needs.
Full Cosmetic Dentures
Full dentures replace all missing teeth in a single arch, including any bony and soft tissue defects that often accompany tooth loss. Cosmetic dentures are designed to fit very comfortably in your mouth while restoring your appearance and allowing you to eat confidently. Full dentures allow you to experience a beautiful smile and improve function for many years.
Partial Cosmetic Dentures
Partial cosmetic dentures -help replace a few missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw while preventing the surrounding teeth from shifting. They can be customized to match the size, shape, and color of your remaining teeth, providing a natural-looking, radiant smile. Also, partial dentures do not require preparing or extracting the neighboring teeth. That way, restoring your oral function and the natural beauty of your smile is possible without losing additional teeth or undergoing further treatment.
Cosmetic Denture Implants
Denture implants, also known as implant-supported dentures, are an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth without worrying about the dentures slipping or not fitting correctly. These dentures are screwed to your jawbone with implants, creating a secure fit that allows you to speak, smile, eat, and chew more comfortably and naturally. Knowing that your dentures are secure allows you to interact more confidently in social situations while also enjoying the benefits of having a beautiful, healthy smile.
What Is the Procedure and Cost of Cosmetic Dentures?
The process of getting cosmetic dentures and their price varies depending on the type of denture you choose, the number of teeth that need to be replaced, and any additional treatment you may require in preparation, like bone grafting, tooth extractions, or gum disease therapy.
Moreover, the type of materials used to make dentures will also influence their cost. Dentures can be made from various materials, like porcelain, acrylic, and metal. Each of these materials has a different lifespan, flexibility, and quality, which determines the price of dentures.
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On average, partial dentures cost anywhere from $650 to $2,500, whereas cosmetic full dentures can cost $2,000 or more, depending on the material and customizations. Implant-supported dentures cost more than either of these options because of their stability and longevity. They cost anywhere from $3,000 to $9,000.
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Getting cosmetic dentures typically includes:
Consultation with Your Dentist
During the consultation appointment, your dentist will examine your existing teeth, bone structure, and gum health to determine the type of denture that suits you best. They will then take accurate measurements and impressions of your mouth to make appropriate, well-fitting dentures.
Before your dentures are made, your dentist will have the denture teeth set in a temporary base of wax or other pliable material. This step lets the dentist check and refine your bite and allows you to see how the dentures will look when they are completed. Once the dentist is happy and you approve of the appearance, the denture teeth will be set in an acrylic or resin base and highly polished for a natural-looking finish.
During this appointment, your dentist will insert the dentures into your mouth and check the overall fit to determine if further adjustments are required. It is common to feel slight discomfort after getting new dentures, but everything will feel normal once you become accustomed to them. It may take one or two weeks to get used to new dentures.
The waiting time between these appointments varies depending on the type of dentures you choose.
- Partial dentures are mostly placed right after extracting the teeth, but you may need to wait a few weeks until they are made.
- The process of getting full dentures may take a few months, especially if you need to have multiple teeth removed. Most people opt for temporary dentures that are immediately placed after extractions. Cosmetic dentures are then made to fit correctly after the jawbone and gum tissue has had time to heal, usually, four to eight months after the teeth have been removed.
- Implant-supported dentures involve a lengthy process, as your dentist will first place implants into your jawbone and allow them to form a strong bond which may take as much as 6 months or longer. Once the implants have properly integrated with your jawbone, your dentist will make cosmetic dentures that can be secured by your dental implants.
Cosmetic dentures allow you to speak and smile without concern or embarrassment about missing teeth or dentures that slip during function. Why not face the world in the best possible light and enjoy the radiant smile that you deserve?
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We offer premium quality, custom-fitting cosmetic dentures at affordable prices at European Denture Center. Whether you need full dentures, partial dentures, or implants, we can customize them to mimic your natural teeth, helping you achieve optimal oral health with an attractive smile.