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Dentures – Landrum, SC

Restore Your Entire Smile

The idea of losing all of your teeth might seem far-fetched while you still have them, but that’s far from the truth. Roughly 40 million adults are suffering from complete tooth loss, and even those who are only missing some of their teeth are likely to find eating and speaking to be far more arduous tasks than before. There’s no need to put yourself through the daily struggle of tooth loss; Dr. Moneyhun can design and create dentures that fully restore the appearance and function of your grin. Call us today to schedule a consultation at Parkside Dental to learn more about the process of getting new teeth!

Why Choose Parkside Dental for Dentures?

  • Every Restoration Fully Customized for Patients
  • Partnered with the Best Implant Surgeons
  • Natural-Looking, Long-Lasting Materials

Full Dentures

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Full dentures are naturally the restoration of choice for anyone that has lost at least one entire row of teeth. Today’s dentures are made out of a gum-colored acrylic base. The teeth that the base supports are normally either also acrylic or made out of porcelain. Either way, your new smile will be designed to look as natural as possible so that you can smile with confidence in front of others. Full dentures can be taken out of your mouth at any time, letting you give your gums a break at night. You can also take them out to clean them. While they remain in your mouth, they’ll stay in place due to natural suction.

Partial Dentures

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Partial dentures are recommended for anyone who has lost several (but not all) of their teeth in a single arch. They also have a gum-colored base and natural-looking false teeth, but the big difference is that they also have a metal piece that holds them in place inside your mouth. Said metal piece will fit comfortably and discreetly between your natural teeth.  Note that your partial dentures will be uniquely designed just for you; they’ll fit into the gaps in your smile like a puzzle piece.

Implant-Retained Dentures

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Full dentures and partial dentures can both be secured in place with dental implants, which are titanium posts that are placed under the gums where they have fused with the jawbone. Implant-retained dentures will stay firmly in place at all times, allow you to chew all of your favorite foods without restriction, and can be brushed and flossed normally. Dr. Moneyhun can determine whether you’re a candidate for dental implants and refer you to a skilled oral surgeon for the procedure.

Maintaining Dentures

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Even false teeth that can’t develop cavities need to be maintained. Implant-retained dentures can be cared for like natural teeth. For removable full and partial dentures, you can purchase non-abrasive denture cleaner and use a soft toothbrush to remove the plaque and food debris that builds up during the day. At night, you’ll need to keep your dentures in a special solution so that they stay moist. Feel free to ask Dr. Moneyhun for additional advice on caring for dentures.

Dentures FAQs

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Dentures in Landrum have been used for generations to treat extensive tooth loss. Despite being a tried-and-proven solution, it’s normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to a new smile. Our team at Parkside Dental will explain everything to ease your apprehensions during your initial consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequent questions we are asked questions by our patients.

Can I sleep with my dentures?

No one wants to be caught without their teeth, but after the first 24 hours, it’s best to remove your dentures nightly. Initially, your denture dentist in Landrum, Dr. Moneyhun, will recommend sleeping with them in your mouth, but then you’ll need to make removing them a nightly habit. Your oral health, general wellness, and the lifespan of your new teeth rely on the break. Your dentures restrict circulation in your gums, which can lead to irritation of the soft tissues and quicker ridge resorption. Both issues can be prevented by giving your gums time to recover to receive the vital nutrients they need. Not to mention, your mouth is dark and moist, creating the ideal breeding ground for bacteria that can lead to infections and odors. Cleaning and soaking your dentures nightly removes bacteria and plaque to keep your mouth healthy and breath fresh. You’ll also promote the longevity of your dentures to prolong your investment.

Do I use regular toothpaste to clean my dentures?

Although your dentures aren’t susceptible to tooth decay, they should be brushed and rinsed at least once per day; however, you don’t want to use just any dental products. Regular toothpaste and hard-bristled toothbrushes are abrasive. They can cause small scratches that can trap food particles and bacteria, causing your dentures to smell and look tarnished. You can avoid damaging your dentures while keeping your mouth clean by using a soft-bristled toothbrush and hand soap or mild dishwashing liquid to remove plaque and bacteria. It’s best to clean and rinse your dentures after every meal. Don’t forget to soak your teeth in a denture cleanser at night to remove anything left behind by your toothbrush.

What is the average age for dentures?

Despite continual innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is still a common problem for adults of all ages. Although anyone can lose a permanent tooth, age often increases the risk of a deficient smile. About 66% of adults between the ages of 40 and 64 have lost at least one tooth, whereas only 33% of adults aged 20-30 have an incomplete smile. While there isn’t any age requirement for dentures, most people need a full or partial after the age of 40. The American Dental Association estimates 57% of people over the age of 65 wear some type of denture. While the need is often associated with age, you don’t have to wait for retirement to replace your missing teeth. We offer solutions for everyone, no matter your age or severity of tooth loss.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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If you’re like many people, the biggest factor standing in your way of a complete smile is the cost of dentures in Landrum. Contrary to many rumors, dentures are more affordable than you might realize. While there’s not a set fee for a new set of teeth, Dr. Moneyhun offers many solutions to keep dentures within your budget to invest in the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.

Factors that affect the Cost of Dentures

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Everyone’s smile is unique, which is why there isn’t a pre-determined fee for dentures in Landrum. Various circumstances influence the cost, such as:

  • Preparatory Work: It’s not uncommon to require additional procedures to become a candidate for dentures, such as tooth extractions or periodontal therapy.
  • Number of Teeth: If you only need a partial, you can expect to pay less than a patient needing a full denture.
  • Materials: Discounted materials will cost more in the long run because they may not be durable or comfortable. Your denture dentist in Landrum will help you choose the best materials for optimal fit and aesthetics.

During your consultation, we’ll provide you with a personalized estimate and explain the fees associated with your plan. You’ll know exactly what you’ll need to pay, so you aren’t caught off guard by any surprise expenses.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Yes, implant dentures are initially more expensive than traditional treatments, but for good reason. Conventional dentures only recreate the portions of your teeth above the gumline, whereas implant dentures replace the entire tooth structure, including the roots. This provides a nearly perfect replica of your natural smile using a method with over a 95% success rate. Not to mention, dental implants are proven to last for decades with the proper aftercare, like committing to your oral hygiene. You’ll save money down the road because you won’t need replacements every few years. An implant denture can end up paying for itself over time.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Every insurance policy differs, but most dental plans offer some coverage for dentures. We will work on your behalf with your insurance to file the necessary claim forms to maximize your benefits. After reaching your deductible, you can use your coverage to offset the amount you pay out-of-pocket until hitting your annual limit. A member of our team will explain how your coverage is being used and discuss any remaining balance.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Your financial situation should never prevent you from having a functional smile. Our office offers several options to replace your missing teeth without draining your wallet, such as:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept all forms of traditional payment methods, including cash, check, and most major credit cards.
  • Third-Party Financing: Based on your credit approval, you’re provided the funds for your denture, which you’ll repay using a flexible monthly plan.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dentures, or to learn more about our payment methods to rebuild your smile.

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