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Now Open, with New Safety Protocol: A Letter to our Patients

Full & Partial Dentures

Provide Reliable, Convenient Tooth Replacement

When it comes to tooth replacement, dentures are the oldest solution still available today. Thankfully, these prosthetics have greatly improved over time, providing modern, reliable coverage for countless patients who’ve suffered extensive tooth loss. If you’re interested in undergoing a denture consultation, please give Dolan Dental a call today! Our Wethersfield team looks forward to meeting you and helping you regain a confident, functional smile.

Dentures stored in glass of water

What Are The Types of Dentures?

Depending on each patient’s unique needs, our doctors may recommend full or partial dentures. Partial dentures are designed to recreate certain teeth along an arch of the mouth, while full dentures replace the entire arch. Both styles of dentures are designed to be removable in nature, which makes cleaning and storage more convenient.

There are additionally two different styles of full dentures: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are designed to be placed within the mouth after the patient’s remaining teeth have been removed and their oral tissue has healed successfully. This means that in the months between, the patient will be without teeth. Alternatively, immediate dentures are designed and crafted before the teeth are removed so that they can be placed directly after the procedure. Because the mouth will change shape as healing takes place, patients will need to schedule a follow-up visit at Dolan Dental so that we can refit their denture later on.

Last but not least, implant-retained dentures are an excellent option for patients who are looking for more permanence in their tooth replacement. By anchoring your new prosthetic securely in place within the mouth, the device feels and looks more natural than ever before! 

Hand holding a full denture

What Should I Expect After Getting My New Dentures?

It is likely that you will need some time to adjust to the feel of your new full or partial denture. Many patients struggle to find the proper resting place for their tongue, or they may think the device is too bulky and loose. However, over time, you should become fully adjusted to eating and speaking properly with the denture in place.

It is also very important for patients to treat their denture just like it’s a set of natural teeth. This means that daily brushing to remove trapped food and bacteria is a necessity. After the denture is removed from the mouth, it’s important to place it into a glass that contains either denture cleaning solution or water at room temperature; avoid hot water, as it can warp the design of the denture!

If you’re struggling with dentures that simply don’t feel right even after weeks have passed since you received them, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Wethersfield, CT location. Our doctors will work with you to help determine the problem and provide the necessary adjustments. 

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

light blue piggy bank sitting on top of a set of dentures in Wethersfield

When it comes to dental work, the exact price can vary greatly from patient to patient, and dentures are no exception. Dr. Thomas or Dr. Brendan can go over the specific details that influence the cost of dentures in Wethersfield during your consultation. Our team can also discuss financing options and the various ways that we can help you enjoy a brand-new smile without breaking the bank.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

man at a consultation with his denture dentist in Wethersfield

The amount you’ll be expected to pay for your dentures will depend on three main factors:

  • The type of denture you’re receiving
  • Any preliminary procedures you need to undergo (gum disease treatment, tooth extractions, bone grafting, etc.)
  • The materials used to fabricate your denture, such as acrylic or porcelain

You might be tempted to choose a denture on the cheaper side just to save some money. However, cheaper is not always better, especially when it comes to your smile. Cheap dentures often fall apart easily and require more frequent replacements that end up costing you more in the long run. For something that you’re going to use every day to eat, speak, and smile, it’s worth investing in a quality solution from your denture dentist in Wethersfield.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

implant denture on the upper arch secured by four dental implants

Implant dentures require a surgical procedure and multiple dental implants, so yes, they are more expensive than traditional dentures. As most patients with implant dentures can tell you, though, they’re an investment worth making! Dental implants are embedded in the jaw, so they restore more of your chewing power and prevent your prosthetic from slipping. Implant dentures can also last upwards of 30 years, while conventional ones only last five to seven years at most.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

dental team member holding a clipboard while talking on the phone

With most dental insurance plans, you can expect some degree of coverage for dentures. They often consider dentures a major restorative treatment that is eligible for coverage at up to 50 percent, but this of course varies from one plan to the next.

Our team at Dolan Dental can help you navigate the details of your plan to make maximizing your benefits easier than ever. We’re even in-network with several popular PPO plans, including Delta Dental, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and MetLife.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

couple at a consultation for dentures in Wethersfield

Do you not have dental insurance? Does your plan not provide as much coverage as you would like? Luckily, we have other options for making dentures in Wethersfield affordable. Dolan Dental has partnered with multiple reputable financing companies, such as GreenSky and CareCredit, that can help you fund your new smile. Many of these financiers let you break up your treatment costs into monthly payments with very little or even no interest rates!