Full & Partial Dentures
Does the thought of living with one-size-fits-all false teeth discourage you from getting dentures? If so, you’re not alone. Most people have exactly the same reaction, but dentures expertly crafted by Billings dentist James R. Luderitz, DDS, may be the solution you need to enjoy a whole and healthy smile.
Older dentures were made to be functional but not necessarily attractive. However, today's modern materials and technology help us create customized dentures that fit comfortably, feel great, and actually improve your appearance. But over the years, we’ve seen significant improvements that make dentures fit, feel, and function better than ever.
First, we will examine your teeth and discuss your specific needs. We need to start by deciding if dentures are right for you, and if so, what kind. There are different types of dentures:
- Partial dentures are for those with only some missing teeth. Partial dentures are designed to fit between the remaining teeth.
- Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing. These dentures can be customized so you will get just the smile you have wanted.
- Overdentures are secured over a few remaining teeth or dental implants.
All-on-Four Implant-Supported Dentures
There’s an exciting new type of treatment that we can use to secure your dentures so that they don’t move around in your mouth. All-on-Four is a system where we place the implants, then attach your denture to your implants. A minimum of four implants are needed to support a full arch of teeth, but some patients may require more.
Implant-supported dentures can truly transform your life. Chewing with traditional dentures can be a real challenge, especially in the lower jaw. Dentures secured using the All-on-Four system will allow you to chew with the same comfort of natural teeth, and you don’t have to worry about your dentures moving out of place.
What You Need to Know About the Dentures Process
Depending on which type of denture we choose, the entire process from beginning to end usually takes about four to six weeks. We will have you come in only when necessary and will work with your busy schedule to arrange appointments that are convenient for you. We want to be sure your new dentures fit perfectly and comfortably.
The cost of your dentures will vary depending on whether you need only a partial or full set of dentures. Some dental insurance plans will cover dentures, and others will not. We’ll be happy to check with your dental insurance plan so that you know what the final cost will be for you. There are also third-party financing options that you can consider, such as CareCredit.
Having a full set of functioning teeth will help you to eat and talk comfortably and laugh again. You’ll be amazed at the difference that well-made dentures can make in your life! Take the first step and call our Billings dental office today to schedule your free dentures consultation.