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Dentures & Partial Dentures – Sarasota, FL

Reclaim Your Smile

Multiple missing teeth are a problem faced by millions of Americans, and for many of them, they also have to deal with uncomfortable and unreliable dentures they can’t trust to stay in place. At Tindal Prosthodontics, we can completely solve both problems using our custom-made dentures. Modern-day dentures are more comfortable, natural-looking, and durable than ever, and with one designed by a certified prosthodontist like Dr. Tindal, they can make it feel like your teeth never went missing.

We can provide all manner of dentures to reverse any degree of tooth loss. Partial dentures are designed to replace multiple teeth along a single arch, whether they are consecutive or not, and full dentures can help a patient who is missing an entire row of teeth. In any case, Dr. Tindal will make sure you leave our office with a dental prosthetic you can trust to look and feel great for many years to come. He can even provide implant-retained dentures so patients can enjoy the most stable and secure fit possible.

Our dentures are designed to improve a person’s appearance, oral health, and quality of life at the same time, and that’s exactly what they can do for you. To learn more about your denture options with us, contact us today.

Your Options for Dentures

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Full Dentures

A full denture is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth — either the upper arch or the lower arch. It has a gum-colored base that attaches to your gums via natural suction or with the help of a mild denture adhesive. The teeth that go on top of the base may be made either of acrylic or porcelain; both materials are durable and natural-looking. The fit of your full denture may change over time, so we encourage you to visit us for periodic adjustments.

Implant-Retained Dentures

As its name implies, an implant-retained denture gains its support from four to six implants that are placed within the jawbone rather than from natural suction or adhesive. Therefore, it is the sturdiest way to treat extensive tooth loss. Also, because the implants bond with the bone around them, they can prevent your jaw from deteriorating and changing shape. This may enable your dentures to last for several decades.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture replaces multiple teeth throughout an arch, even if the missing teeth are not adjacent to one another. You can think of this type of prosthesis as a puzzle piece; it may be an odd shape, but it fits in exactly where it is needed. In addition to preventing your remaining naturel teeth from drifting out of place, a partial denture can restore your smile’s appearance and improve your ability to chew. It may require clips or other attachments to keep it secure in the mouth.

Benefits of Dentures

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Here are some of the most outstanding benefits that dentures in Sarasota have to offer:

Adjusting to Life With Dentures

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When you first begin to wear your dentures, they may feel strange in your mouth. The key to getting used to them is to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few tips to help you get the hang of using your new teeth:

Caring for Your Dentures

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Exactly how you care for your dentures will depend on what type of prosthesis you have. With non-implant dentures, you’ll need to remove them every night and soak them in a special solution. Gently brushing them, and making sure your gums are clean, will help you prevent sores and bad breath.

Some implant-retained dentures are permanently fixed in the mouth. You can care for these in almost exactly the same way you would care for natural teeth.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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The cost of dentures in Sarasota can vary greatly from patient to patient. After all, no two smiles are exactly alike! When you visit us for your denture consultation, we’ll provide you with more details on how much you can expect your treatment to cost. You can learn more about the different factors that influence the cost of dentures, along with different payment options, by reading below.  

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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The cost of your new smile will depend on:

  • Any preliminary treatments needed – You may need to have remaining teeth extracted before you can get dentures.
  • The type of denture you choose – Implant-retained prostheses tend to cost more than their traditional counterparts. Likewise, a full denture may cost more than a partial.
  • The material used to create your denture – Both acrylic and porcelain teeth provide function and beauty, but porcelain may cost more.

Some patients are tempted to shop around to find the cheapest dentures available. However, when it comes to dental restorations, an extremely low price tag usually indicates low quality. You will be wearing your dentures every day, so it’s important to invest in a pair that will fit comfortably and hold up to normal wear and tear.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Yes, implant dentures in Sarasota are typically more expensive than traditional dentures, but for good reason. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on top of gums, dental implants fuse directly with the jawbone. This gives implant dentures maximum support, prevents slipping, and provides greater chewing power. Implant dentures also appear more permanent and lifelike. In addition, even though they cost more upfront, dental implants can last for decades with proper care. Traditional dentures, on the other hand, usually must be replaced every five to seven years.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Many dental insurance plans are willing to cover around 50% of the cost of dentures in Sarasota. Because every insurance plan is slightly different, it’s important to confirm your coverage before committing to treatment. If you would like assistance understanding your insurance plan, our knowledgeable team will be happy to review it with you. We always work to maximize our patients’ dental insurance benefits!

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Regardless of your insurance status, there are plenty of ways to fit the cost of dentures into your budget. For instance, with our Dental VIP Program, one annual fee completely covers your basic dental care for the year and unlocks sizeable discounts on all other services.

Many patients can also break up the cost of dentures into smaller monthly payments through flexible dental financing. With just a few clicks through our website, you can qualify for a low-to-no interest payment plan with CareCredit or Compassionate Finance. Both of these trusted financiers have a variety of plans that can work for any budget. Best of all, with CareCredit and Compassionate Finance, you’ll never have to deal with any hidden fees, unexpected charges, or prepayment penalties.

To learn more about the cost of dentures and how to best afford a set of replacement teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tindal, an experienced denture dentist in Sarasota.

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