Only half of American adults have a complete set of teeth. And about 20% of people sixty-five and older have lost all permanent teeth (source). Adults lose teeth for various reasons, including direct trauma and teeth grinding, yet most tooth loss can be attributed to oral hygiene. By far, the best way to maintain the health and integrity of your teeth is to follow a daily program of brushing and flossing.
However, while these statistics paint a sobering portrait of dental health in America, tooth loss need not be a life-altering condition. People who have lost one or many teeth have several options, including dental implants, crowns and bridges, or full or partial dentures.
To learn more about full or partial dentures for your missing, please contact the offices of Yefim Aranbayev, DDS, in Upper Darby, PA. Our helpful dental team can help you explore the best options for affordable dentures. We’re also happy to discuss any potential denture costs before you book your exploratory appointment.
What Are Dentures?
As an affordable alternative to invasive implant procedures, dentures are a safe and attractive solution to several missing teeth or total tooth loss—a condition known as edentulism.
A wearable dental device formed to fit your mouth and the soft tissues of your gums, dentures replace lost teeth, restore oral function, and increase your ability to enjoy food and speak while dramatically improving your smile.
Types of Dentures
Dentures have come a long way since the days of George Washington’s “wood teeth” (which were made of ivory). Today, dentures are often made of high-grade plastic for snap-in or permanent use. Many patients prefer snap-in dentures, which can be removed for cleaning, yet some patients may prefer the ease of permanent dentures set in place with dental implants.
To learn more about the types of dentures and the best options for you, call the Upper Darby, PA, offices of Yefim Aranbayev, DDS, today.
Dentures vs. Implants
Although many patients may initially prefer the idea of dental implants, dentures continue to represent a viable option for missing teeth. As an implant alternative, dentures can replace all or some of the teeth and are notable for their relative affordability, ease of use, and non-invasive nature. Some patients who prefer dental implants may even start with full or partial dentures to try the fit before committing to implants.
How Much Are Dentures?
The cost of full or partial dentures is of obvious concern to most patients, though many patients are happy to hear that dentures cost appreciably less than dental implants. Specific costs vary by patient and are dependent on several factors, including the materials, manufacturing requirements, and insurance benefits.
The dental offices of Yefim Aranbayev, DDS, work hard to ensure that all our clients receive the best possible price for the best possible services. To discuss the best denture options for your teeth, including options for affordable dentures and implants, including denture repairs and same day dentures, contact our offices in Upper Darby, PA, today.