Losing your teeth in your old age can be difficult. Where you once had a gorgeous smile, you now worry that people will notice your damaged or lost teeth. Your self-confidence falters, and your life begins to change. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could smile freely again? At Alaska Dental Arts, we have your solution. If you want to get your smile back and feel confident in public again, dentures can give you a new set of pearly whites all at once.
Do you wish for your beautiful smile to return? Contact us at Alaska Dental Arts to find out if dentures will help you get your smile back.
Why You Might Need Dentures
Tooth loss is the primary reason for getting dentures. What causes you to lose your teeth? It could be any of a wide range of issues, including the following.
- Gum disease
Susceptibility to tooth loss can arise from poor brushing and flossing habits, playing contact sports, or having certain diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, or hypertension. Habits like smoking or eating an unhealthy diet can also lead to tooth loss.
Not only can you get back your smile with dentures. You will also be able to chew your food more thoroughly. Perhaps you will be able to eat healthy foods that you cannot manage right now. Although it may take a few weeks to get used to the dentures, you will soon be speaking and eating as you like.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures. In some cases, people can do well with a partial denture. This denture has some artificial teeth that fit in with the natural teeth you still have remaining. A well-fitted partial denture should stay snug. You might even forget they aren’t your real teeth.
However, you might need a complete set of dentures if a partial won’t work. You need enough strong, healthy teeth to anchor a partial denture. If you don’t have them, a full upper or lower plate will take the place of your missing teeth.
Some people have a partial and a full denture if they still have teeth on the top or the bottom. However, if you don’t have any strong teeth remaining, you need a full denture. Your Alaska Dental Arts dentist can help you determine what you need, both on top and bottom, to satisfy your dental needs.
What Makes Today’s Dentures Better?
In the past, dentures had a bad name for looking fake and fitting uncomfortably. Decades ago, even the commercials for denture products outlined various issues people had with them. And, if you wore dentures, it was usually obvious to everyone. So, you might wonder if getting dentures will be more trouble than it’s worth.
The truth is that dental technology has come a long way since then. Dentures once lasted only about five years, but now, high-quality dentures can last for decades. Today’s dentures also look much more natural and realistic than in the past. In addition, they are designed to minimize slipping, pinching, and rubbing. Now, you can have dentures and still enjoy a comfortable fit, a natural feel, and the realistic look of beautiful and well-functioning teeth.
Will Dentures Benefit You?
When tooth loss becomes an issue to the point that you can’t chew properly, you need dentures to maintain your overall physical well-being. Also, when your teeth are in such bad shape that you hide your smile, it might be time to get your smile back with dentures. How can you decide, though?
Many of our patients struggle with deciding whether to move forward with getting dentures. It’s a big decision. That’s why we advise everyone who comes to us thinking of possibly taking this step to start with a comprehensive consultation.
The dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and jaws during your appointment. We ask you questions to find out about any problems you are having. Then, we discuss your options and how each would benefit you. We make a recommendation, but you decide whether to go ahead and get your smile back with dentures.
If you need dentures, some of the ways dentures can benefit you include the following.
- You can eat the foods you ate before tooth loss
- You get your smile back and, along with it, your confidence
- The rate of any oral bone loss that is happening will quickly decrease
- You can remove traditional dentures to clean them properly
- If tooth loss has affected your pronunciation, having dentures may make it easier to speak clearly
- Dentures – especially partial dentures – are very cost-effective
Dentures are also custom fit to you, and with today’s technology, the fit should be excellent. But to get the best fit, you need a dentist who is experienced and knowledgeable about current denture technology. At Alaska Dental Arts, we provide expert dental care.
Get Your Smile Back with Dentures
Although it might be hard to think of having dentures, there is one advantage that you might not have considered. When you get dentures at ADA, you can go from being without a good set of teeth to having a full set of strong and beautiful teeth immediately.
Of course, it is always best to preserve your natural teeth while you can. It might require a lot of expense and time in the dental chair, but it is worth it if your teeth can be saved. However, if you have lost too many teeth, you can get back your smile with dentures in a very short time.
Cost of Dentures
The idea that dentures are unaffordable may make you hesitate to explore your options. However, there are many ways to pay for dentures and other dental work. For example, at Alaska Dental Arts, we offer a Dental Savings Plan allowing you to plan ahead and pay less for dental services. We might also be able to help you with in-house financing or other funding methods to pay for dentures.
In addition, you may have other sources of help. Medicaid does cover the cost of getting dentures – either in part or in full. After all, if your ability to chew and speak is gone, your physical and mental health will also deteriorate. And Medicaid is interested in keeping you healthy to reduce their costs. It’s an investment they’re willing to make.
Why Choose Alaska Dental Arts for Dentures?
Alaska Dental Arts is a premier dental clinic with locations in Anchorage, Juneau, and North Pole, AK. We provide high-quality solutions to your dental problems, including denture consultations and services. We use the latest denture technology to ensure you have long-lasting, well-fitting, beautiful teeth.
If you are looking for a luxury dentist to improve your oral, physical, and emotional well-being, you can find the right team to help you achieve your goals at Alaska Dental Arts. We also provide many ways to finance major dental work. Our goal is to provide cosmetic dentistry that helps our patients improve their lives. In the case of tooth loss, we’ll guide you through the process of deciding how to respond and whether to get your smile back with dentures.
Could dentures give you a boost in this phase of your life? Reach out to us at Alaska Dental Arts to begin your journey to a happier smile!