Dental Tips Blog

Nov
28

How to Get the Best Deal on Dentures

Posted in Dentures

Not all “fake” teeth are one and the same. Like other dental procedure, dentures vary in price and quality.

Everyone wants a good deal. How can you find cheap or affordable dentures of good quality?

Who Will You See?

Where you start your search will affect the final cost. A prosthodontist is an expert who specializes in dentures. Many general dentists offer dentures of a good quality at a lower rate.

Whoever you visit make sure you ask questions about the breakdown of cost, what materials are used, and whether full or partial dentures are right for you. It’s okay to shop around and get different opinions!

Get Them Made Right The First Time

Basically, you get what you pay for. Going cheaper usually means sacrificing quality in terms of the materials used.

A higher price tag includes important features like a warranty for years (in the event of an accident) and a number of complimentary visits for fine-tuning. It might sound higher-end in the short-term, but it could really pay off down the road!

How Will You Pay?

Before agreeing to a quoted price, make sure you check with your insurance for any denture benefits.

Contact your local community health centers, Medicaid, and your local health department to find out what benefits are available in area. It’s much better to gather all your resources this way than to settle for a low-quality arrangement that could only cause you problems down the road.

Get the Most Out of Your Denture

The best way to get every penny out of your denture is to take care of it and make sure it continues to fit properly. Worn, damaged dentures can do you more harm than good. Contact your local dentist for more tips on denture shopping.

Posted on behalf of:
Dr. C Family Dentistry
13514 E 32nd Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 591-9317

 

Nov
20

Customizing Your Denture

Posted in Dentures

Did you know that you could actually have a choice when it comes to what your denture looks like? Not all dentures are the same; just like all smiles aren’t the same.

Types of Materials

The quality of materials used for your denture will affect the cost of treatment as well as the appearance of the teeth. Some types of dentures are slim and anchored onto dental implants; others have a metal base that enhances stability; and then some are made of flexible acrylic materials for enhanced comfort. Then there’s the material that the teeth are made of. Different levels of aesthetic materials are compatible with certain types of dentures while others are not. Your dentist will help you select the level of denture that meets your lifestyle demands.

Color and Shade

There are more colors and shades of teeth than you could have ever imagined. If you’re working with existing teeth, your dentist will help you match your denture so that it looks natural as well as enhances aesthetics of your smile. Or you might go for the whitest white possible if it fits your personality! 

Tooth Size and Shape

Just like the color of teeth, tooth sizes and shapes are unique as well. Some teeth are more squared while others have contoured angles that look more scalloped. Your denture will need to be designed so that you’re happy with its appearance but so that it will also perform exceptionally when it comes to biting and chewing food.

Your dentist will help you design a denture that reflects your personality and brings out the confidents you need. What is it that you want most from your new smile? Talk to your dentist today about what options you have.

Posted on behalf of:
Park South Dentistry
30 Central Park S #13C
New York, NY 10019
(212) 355-2000

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