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Partial & Full Dentures – Garland, TX

Eat & Speak with Complete Confidence

Tooth loss is one of the most troubling oral health issues that a person can experience. When tooth loss occurs, a person’s appearance suffers, and everyday tasks such as chewing and speaking can become very difficult. Over time, missing teeth can lead to jawbone deterioration, a loss of facial structure, severe bite imbalances and unwanted tooth shifts. That is why seeking treatment for tooth loss is extremely important.

The experts at Orbit Dental of Garland understand the challenges associated with tooth loss, and we take great pride in providing patients with natural-looking dentures that work to combat these issues. A denture is comprised of artificial teeth that are supported by a gum-colored base. Dentures are worn inside the mouth as a way of providing the appearance and function of healthy, natural teeth. They are held in place using specially designed mechanisms, keeping them secure and steady even while the wearer is talking or eating.

While it can take some time to get used to wearing dentures, most of our patients quickly discover that they are very comfortable and feel natural.

Several types of dentures are available depending upon the needs of the patient. If you would like to receive more information about the options that are available to you, please call us at (469) 277-2627 to schedule an appointment.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

An older man and woman smiling and having fun outside after receiving their dentures

When choosing dentures to replace your missing teeth, one of the most pivotal questions you will likely ask is how much you can expect it to cost. These customized prosthetics are created differently for each person, so your expenses will be much different than someone else. Fortunately, at Orbit Dental, our team of expert professionals can provide a thorough estimate once we meet with you to discuss your individual needs. To better understand the factors that are considered when determining the cost of dentures in Garland, review the following information and contact our office to schedule an appointment to learn more.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

A dental professional holding a full set of dentures in their left hand

Before you can move forward with a newly restored smile, you must first schedule a consultation with a member of our team. Your denture dentist in Garland will examine your smile in its entirety and consider the following factors when creating a more thorough cost estimate for your full or partial denture:

  • If you require any preliminary treatments, such as tooth extraction or periodontal therapy.
  • The type of acrylic used to create the base of your denture.
  • The artificial teeth that are used to recreate your smile. These are typically made from porcelain or acrylic.

While you may be tempted to go with a cheaper option or materials, the quality of your prosthetic may not prove to be worthwhile. The cheaper the quality, the more problems you might face later on.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

A computerized image of a full set of implant dentures

Implant dentures are a great solution for patients who prefer a more permanent and stable prosthetic. Instead of relying on your natural suction or metal clasps to hold your teeth in place, implant dentures use small titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone and create a solid foundation. These dentures in Garland are considered the “gold standard” for tooth replacement because of their many benefits (i.e., allows for a full diet, no slipping, greater confidence) and ability to improve oral health by stimulating the jawbone. Not to mention, these permanent prosthetics do require a more costly upfront investment, but they do not require frequent adjustments or replacements (every 5-7 years with dentures) and are known to last a lifetime with proper care.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

A dentist going over the cost of dentures with a patient during a consultation

Yes, most dental insurance companies will likely agree to pay a portion of your total cost when receiving dentures. Depending on your deductible and annual maximum, they will likely pay up to 50% of the total cost, which can significantly lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Of course, each insurance company is different, so you will need to check with your insurer to determine if or how much they will pay toward the cost of your treatment. If you need help to navigate the financial side of denture coverage, our knowledgeable staff will walk you through the process and even work on your behalf if you prefer.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

An older man smiling and showing off his customized dentures after enrolling in flexible financing to be able to afford them

Apart from using your dental insurance to cover the cost of your dentures, you may enroll in our in-house membership plan. This one low annual fee covers basic dental care and offers patients 15% ff any other available treatment. You can also apply for low or no interest financing through CareCredit. If you are eligible to enroll, you can break up the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly payments to help make your new smile more affordable.

To learn more about the process of receiving dentures and how much they will cost, call to schedule an appointment today.

Denture FAQs

Woman smiling with dentures in Garland

Dentures are a lifechanging tooth replacement option for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. In order to decide whether or not dentures are the right option for you, it pays to be well-informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about dentures in Garland. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call ! We’d be more than happy to answer your questions and schedule you for a consultation.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

Dentists generally recommend that you take your dentures out when you go to bed. When you first get your dentures, you will typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including when you sleep, but after this, you should be taking them out every evening. This is because wearing dentures restricts the circulation in your gums, leading to soft tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Taking dentures out gives the gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need during the night. The dark, moist space beneath the dentures is also an ideal place for bacteria to thrive, so sleeping with dentures has been associated with a higher risk for pneumonia. Ultimately, it is a good idea to take them out before catching some Z’s.

Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?

If you need to have teeth extracted in order to get dentures, you may experience some discomfort after surgery. Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed medication as directed. After 3-5 days, the discomfort should improve. When you first get new dentures, some minor irritation may occur while your mouth adjusts. If you switch to a new set, this adjustment process may be longer than before. If pain persists, give us a call!

Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?

When you first get dentures, it will takes some time to get used to speaking with them. The exact amount of time it will take varies from person to person, but generally speaking, the more you practice, the faster the process goes. Try reading difficult-to-pronounce words out loud, and speak slowly at first. Fast speech can come out muffled if you’re not used to talking with dentures.

Can You Still Eat Steak with Dentures?

Tough meats like steak can be difficult to chew when you have dentures, but it’s still possible to do so if you take the right precautions. Select tenderloin and other beef cuts that don’t contain as many connective tissues or muscle fibers. Be sure that the steak is thoroughly tenderized beforehand. Cut the steak into small, manageable pieces. The smaller they are, the easier they will be to chew.