One of the best ways to lift up a person’s mood is by flashing a wide smile. But what happens when you cannot smile because you’ve lost a tooth or two? Dentistry has come up with a number of ways to treat such kind of a problem from dental bridges to dental implants. But dentures are a classic when it comes to replacing lost teeth.
What are the different types of dentures?
You’re probably only familiar with one kind of dentures; the one which includes the complete set of teeth. That type of denture is known as the complete type and is used on individuals who have lost all of the teeth. On the other hand, partial dentures are used to replace one or two teeth but not the complete set.
Is there a specific kind dentist for prescribing dentures?
While you can pick out any dentist if you’re interested in getting dentures, you also need to take note of your Huntersville dentist’s experience when it comes to prescribing and having dentures made, as well as any related training he or she might have received. However, the best kind of dentist to approach when having dentures made are those who have specialized and become certified prosthodontists. Prosthodontists are dentists who undergone three years of specialized training in the field of restorative dentistry.
What are some factors to take not of when estimating the cost of dentures?
There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to the estimating how much you would have to shell out to have dentures made. One factor that could drive up the price is when other procedures have to be done before the dentures can be fitted, for instance dental extractions. Also, going to a prosthodontist can also mean that you’ll have to spend more compared to if you approached a general practitioner because with the former, you are paying for the experience. Lastly, the type of warranty you choose can also drive up the price especially if you opt to have extended warranties.
What materials are used in the making of dentures?
Dentures can be made with either conventional plastic or cross-linked polymer material. The advantage of using cross-linked polymer material is that it does not wear the same way as conventional plastic, plus it looks more like natural teeth and gums compared to its counterpart. However, cross-linked polymer can be rather expensive.
Tate C. Langdon, DDS, PA
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: (704) 875-0123
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