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Dentures – Orange Park, PL

Classic Tooth Replacement You Can Count On

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Dr. Nawrocki has been thoroughly trained in providing denture services to the residents of Orange Park and surrounding communities. Dentures can be used to replace several teeth or an entire arch of missing teeth. Teeth can be missing for a myriad of reasons. Teeth that are congenitally missing, missing due to trauma, infection, decay, or any other reason can be replaced with dentures. With this classic tooth replacement you can count on, you can enjoy a complete, confident, and healthy smile once again. Give us a call today to schedule a denture consultation or keep reading to learn more.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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If you are missing teeth and would like to replace them, a denture is likely a good choice for you. To be considered a good candidate for dentures, you should be free of oral health issues like gum disease and tooth decay. If these issues are present, we will need to address them first to ensure your dentures are designed properly and fit comfortably. In some cases, we may recommend preliminary treatments such as periodontal therapy, a root canal, or a tooth extraction before moving forward with your dentures. This is why a thorough consultation with Dr. Nawrocki will be your first step. He will consider all the factors and determine if dentures are the right solution for you.

Types of Dentures

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Dentures are constructed of a special denture base and either ceramic or porcelain teeth. Aesthetics, function, and speech patterns are all taken into account when creating dentures. These restorations are complex in design and have many different varieties, each created specifically for a patient’s individual condition. During your consultation, Dr. Nawrocki will discuss your goals for your smile and evaluate your oral health to determine which type would be the most effective choice in your unique situation. We will recommend one of the following:

Partial Dentures

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Removable partial dentures are used to replace several teeth missing in an arch. Oftentimes, there are many teeth missing throughout an arch. A partial denture is designed to fit around your remaining teeth and into these gaps much like a puzzle piece. Removable partials utilize the existing structures of the teeth to retain their position in your smile.

Full Dentures

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Full or complete dentures are designed to replace an entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth. A full set of replacement teeth is set into a base that has been custom-made to fit snugly over your gum ridge. This creates a strong natural suction that holds the prosthetic in place. The result is a full replacement of teeth that looks natural as well as a restoration of form and function.

Implant Dentures

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Dr. Nawrocki is proud to offer state-of-the-art dental implants as a means to replace missing teeth with optimal results. Implant dentures can be used to replace many teeth or a full arch of missing teeth. Instead of relying on suction or remaining enamel to stay in place, implant dentures are anchored directly into the jawbone just like natural teeth using four to six dental implants. Dr. Nawrocki will discuss the details with you at your consultation and determine if you are a candidate for implant dentures.

The Benefits of Dentures

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First and probably the most obvious benefit of dentures is aesthetics. When someone is missing teeth that can be seen when speaking or smiling, there can be profound consequences. This can become the focal point of that person’s appearance and influence how others perceive them. The social consequences of missing teeth are a difficult hurdle for patients to overcome and many people find themselves aware of it with every smile or social interaction. There are other aesthetic consequences of missing teeth that may be less obvious. Teeth provide soft tissue support for the cheeks. When teeth are missing the cheeks tend to sag and indent. This causes the person to look much older than they really are.

In addition to the aesthetic issues, loss of function is a consequence of missing teeth. Chewing can be difficult if teeth are missing, especially those in the back of the mouth that shoulder much of the load of mastication. When a tooth is lost and not replaced, the adjacent teeth tend to drift into the position that tooth used to occupy. This can cause serious consequences to that person’s bite, teeth in the opposing arch, and surrounding muscles.

Finally, speech can be challenging when teeth are missing. The natural teeth are designed in an intricate and beautiful pattern to provide the perfect conditions for speech, and dentures are specifically designed to replace that function. In fact, dentures are essential for overcoming nearly every drawback of tooth loss!

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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Everyone deserves to have a complete smile, even if money is tight. We strive to keep the cost of dentures in Jacksonville affordable. Various factors affect the amount you’ll pay, but we have the solutions you need to keep a beautiful, functional smile within your budget. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, Dr. Nawrocki will create a personalized estimate to restore the smile you deserve.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Every mouth is unique, just like fingerprints. As a result, a one-size-fits-all denture wouldn’t be comfortable or functional. Your denture dentist in Jacksonville will create the personalized prosthetics you need to ensure the best function, fit, and aesthetics. Since every treatment plan differs, several factors influence the cost of your new smile, including:

  • Preparatory Treatments: Many patients need a little prep work, like tooth extractions or gum disease treatment.
  • Number of Arches: Treating both the top and bottom teeth will cost more than single-arch treatment.
  • Type of Denture: You have several styles and types of dentures to choose from, like traditional or implant-supported.
  • Materials: Discounted materials are more affordable; however, they may not have the same durability, comfort, or aesthetics as higher quality options.

A member of our team will explain your estimate and payment methods, so you’ll know exactly how much you will have to pay before committing to anything.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures are associated with a hefty price tag, but they are the most cost-effective long-term. Traditional dentures need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years, but implant options can last for 30 years or more. Not to mention, they replicate tooth roots to preserve your jawbone. By doing so, you’ll avoid common issues caused by tooth loss to lower your overall oral health expenses. You can invest in a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth and save money down the road.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Every dental plan differs, but most offer coverage for dentures. Although it is unlikely your dental insurance will pay the entire amount, your policy can cover 50% to 80% of the cost of certain steps in your plan, like the consultation or preliminary treatments. We will work on your behalf with your insurance company to maximize your policy to keep a complete smile affordable.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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No matter your financial situation, you can enjoy a complete, attractive smile again. Besides using your dental insurance, our office others multiple payment options to keep dentures in Jacksonville within your budget, including:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept all traditional payment methods, including cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Monthly Financing: You can pay for your new set of teeth using monthly payments with little to no interest through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit.

If you have any questions about paying for your dental care, or you are ready to schedule your consultation for dentures, contact our office today to speak with a member of our team.