Dentures – Vienna, VA
Change Your Life with a New Smile
If you’ve struggled with tooth loss in the past, you know just how difficult it can be to complete daily tasks, like chewing thoroughly, speaking clearly, and smiling without feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend the rest of your days with gaps in your smile. We offer dentures in Vienna so you can change your life with a new smile! To learn more about your tooth replacement options or to schedule a consultation with us, give us a call to get started!
Why Choose Mayberry Dental for Dentures?
- In-House Lab for Custom Restorations
- We Welcome Dental Insurance
- Saturday Appointments Available
Who's a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures are more versatile than many people realize; they can be a viable option regardless of how many teeth need to be replaced. Of course, it can be hard to tell on your own whether dentures are really the best choice for you. Luckily, there’s an easy way to figure it out; all you have to do is schedule a visit to our office so that we can go over your treatment options and figure out exactly what your smile needs.
Effects of Missing Teeth
It’s important to remember that losing teeth is not a normal part of the aging process. It’s generally the result of sudden injuries as well as serious oral health issues such as advanced gum disease. As such, if any number of teeth are missing from your smile, it could lead to a variety of problems with your oral health as well as your quality of life.
For one thing, your facial features may start to sag due to a combination of bone loss in your jaw and the lack of support from the teeth you lost. Furthermore, eating will likely become more difficult, and you may find yourself unable to enjoy a variety of healthy foods. And of course, your ability to speak clearly will most likely suffer if you’re missing the teeth needed to pronounce certain words.
What Qualifies You for Dentures?
Are you missing multiple teeth? Or have you lost all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw? If your answer to either of these questions is “yes”, then there’s a good chance that dentures may be the best way to re-complete your grin. Of course, we’ll need to confirm that your gums are sufficiently healthy and that there’s enough bone in your jaw.
Keep in mind that there are three different kinds of dentures that you might qualify for: partial dentures, full dentures, and implant dentures. Our team can help you figure out which option is best for you. We’ll also give you an idea of how much you’ll need to pay for your treatment. Generally speaking, dentures tend to be more affordable than other types of tooth replacement.
Alternative Tooth-Replacement Options
Are you unable to get dentures for one reason or another? Our team can simply point you toward another form of tooth replacement that better fits your situation:
- Dental Bridges: When only one tooth or multiple teeth in a row are missing, the gap can be filled with a natural-looking dental bridge.
- Dental Implants: A dental implant is like an artificial tooth root. It forms a strong bond with your jawbone and gives your new teeth additional stability and chewing strength. Typically, while dental implants cost more than other types of tooth replacement, they can also last for decades at a time.
Types of Dentures
There are a few different types of dentures to cater to your needs. After we thoroughly examine your smile, we will be able to tell you which of the following is the best option for you:
Partial dentures are a great option for those who still have some healthy teeth in their mouth. A partial denture fits between the teeth like a puzzle piece, so you can replace missing teeth in different areas of the mouth at the same time. A single prosthetic can be used for each arch.
If you are missing all of the teeth on one or both of your arches, a full denture is likely a great option for you. Instead of being held into place by your existing teeth, a full denture is kept stationary by the shape and suction of the gums.
If you are looking for a permanent, more permanent option, implant dentures could be the solution for you. This type of denture is anchored into the jawbone with titanium, screw-like implants that are surgically placed to act as tooth roots. They allow for additional bite force and prevent bone loss from occurring over time.
The Benefits of Dentures
There are all sorts of benefits that denture wearers can experience. Here are some of the most prominent ones:
- Supports Facial Muscles
- Easier Chewing
- Improved Speech
- Natural Appearance
- Prevents Movement of Teeth
- Covered by Most Dental Insurance Plans
- Increases Confidence
- Easy to Clean
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Dentures are a cost-effective way to address extensive tooth loss. However, they can still run thousands of dollars. We can discuss specific numbers with you when you visit us for a consultation. We will also help you understand your payment options, such as insurance, financing, and our in-house membership plan.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
A few major factors that affect the cost of dentures include:
- Preparatory treatments. Some patients require tooth extractions, gum disease therapy, or other restorative procedures before they can move forward with tooth replacement.
- The types of acrylic and/or porcelain that are used to construct your dentures can have a major bearing on price.
- The type of denture you receive. Partial, full, and implant dentures all come at different price points.
You should be extremely wary of any deals for “bargain” dentures that you come across. Remember, quality is important for what you put in your mouth!
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Yes, implant dentures cost more than their traditional counterparts. That is because the treatment process involves more work, more time, more materials, and an elevated skill set. Despite their relatively high cost, though, implant dentures offer an excellent value because:
- They can last for many years (traditional dentures usually need to be replaced every 5 – 7 years). In fact, their outstanding longevity may make them cost less in the long run than other forms of tooth replacement.
- They are stronger and sturdier than traditional dentures.
- Dental implants are often regarded as “the next best thing to natural teeth.”
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Yes, it is quite common for dental insurance to cover dentures. Typically, they are regarded as a major procedure, so 50% of their price may be covered, up to the amount of your plan’s annual maximum. Often, patients are able to save hundreds of dollars (or more) on the out-of-pocket costs of their care. Our team welcomes insurance, and we will be happy to walk you through the process of using your benefits.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
In addition to insurance, there are a couple of provisions that may be able to make dentures more affordable for you:
- We accept CareCredit, a third-party lender that provides low-interest payment plans for dental and medical services. The application process is fast, and most patients are eligible for an installment plan that fits their budget.
- Our in-house membership plan. If you do not have insurance, ask us how you can sign up for our in-office discount plan. It covers basic preventive care and provides a discount on virtually all restorative services.
Would you like to learn more about dentures and their cost? Get in touch with our team today. We are ready to answer your questions!