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Dentures & Partial Dentures

Quick, Affordable Teeth Replacement

Partial denturesDid you know that 69% of adults have lost at least one tooth, and 50 million Americans have actually lost all of their teeth? When you lose teeth, your oral health diminishes and your confidence suffers. Dentures and partials allow patients to eat the foods they like, speak with self-assurance, and improve their overall wellbeing.

Dr. Pate will suggest partial or full dentures based on the number of teeth you need to replace. Partial dentures will work like puzzle pieces to fill in the gaps for one or more missing teeth on either arch, while full dentures replace a full set of teeth on the upper or lower jaw. After receiving your dentures, you’ll be asked to visit us periodically so that Dr. Pate can make minor adjustments that will ensure your lasting comfort.

We look forward to meeting you and rebuilding your smile! Call our dental office today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Pate to discuss dentures and partials. Located in Buckhead, we welcome patients from Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Lenox, and the surrounding areas.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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The cost of dentures in Atlanta should never prevent you from replacing your missing teeth. We understand everyone’s financial situation differs, which is why we strive to keep a complete smile within everyone’s budget. Various factors will affect the amount you will pay because every treatment plan is unique. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, we’ll provide you with a personalized estimate and review your payment options.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Your denture dentist in Atlanta uses advanced technology to ensure your denture fits your mouth like a glove. Since every smile differs, like your fingerprints, it’s impossible to use a cookie-cutter treatment plan. As a result, several factors affect your estimate, such as:

  • Preliminary Treatments: It’s not uncommon to require a little prep-work before getting your dentures, like tooth extractions, periodontal therapy, or bone grafting.
  • Number of Teeth: The number of teeth you’re replacing will determine the type of denture you need, such as a partial or full denture.
  • Materials: You’ll find discounted materials, but you’ll get what you pay for. Instead, it’s better to focus on quality to ensure your new smile serves you for years.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures are initially more expensive; however, they are the most cost-effective overall because they can last for a lifetime with the right care. You’ll never have to budget for replacements while enjoying a nearly perfect replica of your real smile. You can’t put a price tag on the benefits you’ll gain by adding the support of dental implants to your denture. Not to mention, the implant posts will keep your jawbone strong by mimicking your tooth roots. As a result, you’ll avoid many common issues associated with missing teeth, like cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Dental insurance considers dentures in Atlanta to be a major procedure, so they are covered about 50% after meeting your annual deductible. You can use your yearly allowance to offset the cost of certain steps in your treatment plan, like the consultation, imaging, extractions, or restorations. A member of our team will work on your behalf to file the necessary claim forms to lower the amount you’ll need to pay out-of-pocket.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Besides using your dental insurance, our office accepts several payment methods to keep a complete smile affordable, including:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept all forms of traditional payments, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Third-Party Financing: Pay for your replacement teeth using monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.

After creating your individualized treatment plan, a member of your dental team will explain the fees associated with your care, so you aren’t caught off guard by any unexpected fees. They will review all of your payment options to help you enjoy a complete, beautiful smile again without spending your life’s savings.

If you’re ready to invest in dentures, or you have concerns about their cost, contact our office today.

Denture FAQs

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Dentures in Buckhead have been used for generations to replace missing teeth. Although they are tried and proven, it’s normal to have a few concerns. They are a big investment, but there isn’t any reason to worry. Dr. Pate will explain everything during your denture consultation . While you wait, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions to ease your concerns.

Can I sleep with my dentures?

No one wants to be caught without their teeth; however, you’ll need to get into the habit of removing your dentures nightly. Initially, your denture dentist in Buckhead will instruct you to wear them for 24 hours, but then you’ll need to take them out before going to bed. Your gums support your dentures throughout the day, allowing you to smile, speak, and chew. Unfortunately, dentures restrict blood flow to your gums. If the soft tissues aren’t given time to rest, it can lead to inflammation and sores. In some cases, it can even cause quicker ridge resorption. Your mouth is also a dark, moist environment, which is the perfect place for harmful bacteria to thrive. Taking your dentures out allows you to clean your mouth and replacement teeth to prevent odors, infections, and damage to the prosthetic. Besides brushing your dentures well, don’t forget to soak them in a cleaning solution while you sleep. It will keep your dentures moist to prevent warping while also killing any bacteria left behind by your toothbrush.

Do upper dentures always cover the palate?

There are many types of dentures to choose from. While some upper dentures cover the roof of the mouth, some don’t. If you’re concerned about discomfort or changes to the way foods taste, you may prefer a palate-less option. It has a horseshoe shape like a lower denture. An implant denture is also shaped this way. Your denture dentist, Dr. Pate , will explain all your options.

Can I use regular toothpaste to clean my dentures?

Although dentures can’t decay, you still need to brush them to remove food particles and plaque; however, you don’t want to use toothpaste to clean them. Toothpaste is abrasive, which can cause small scratches on its surfaces. Not only can it tarnish their appearance, but it can also trap bacteria that can lead to odors and damage your new smile. Instead, it is better to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid. You can also purchase denture cleaning solutions to keep your new teeth looking their best. Besides removing your dentures nightly, rinse them after every meal.

Can you kiss with dentures?

You can still pucker up for a kiss with dentures, but it might take a little practice at first. Since your new teeth won’t have any nerve endings, you can bump your mouth on your partner’s teeth if you aren’t careful. As they say, practice makes perfect. In no time at all, you’ll adjust to wearing your new dentures, so you don’t have to worry about knocking teeth when kissing.