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Dentures – Rome, GA

Quick and Easy Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Are you tired of living while missing some or all of your teeth? At Weldon Dental of Rome, we can restore your smile and your self-confidence with high-quality dentures. Over 30 million people in Georgia and across the United States already wear full or partial dentures. Will you be next? Keep reading below to learn more about dentures in Rome or contact our office to schedule an initial consultation.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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Missing teeth can negatively impact your daily quality of life in a variety of ways. For instance, you may not be able to eat all your favorite foods if you don’t have teeth to chew properly. Missing teeth may also cause difficulty speaking and be a major source of embarrassment.

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? If you are missing multiple or all of your teeth, you could likely benefit from dentures. Good candidates must have healthy gums to support this type of restoration.

If you are only missing one or two teeth, other restorative treatments (like a bridge) may be a better option to restore your smile.

Types of Dentures

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Each person’s circumstances are slightly different. That is why it’s important to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Weldon so he can evaluate whether dentures are right for you. Depending on your unique smile needs and goals, he may recommend one of the following types of dentures in Rome.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures (or partials) can replace multiple missing teeth at the same time. They are made up of three main parts: custom prosthetic teeth, a gum-colored plastic base, and small metal clasps. By attaching the clasps to nearby teeth, partials can fill in the gaps in your existing smile.

Full Dentures

Missing an entire row of teeth? Full dentures may be the right restorative solution for you! Unlike partials, full dentures do not rely on metal clasps to stay in place. Instead, your row of artificial teeth will rest securely on top of your gums through natural suction or with the help of a little dental adhesive. Full dentures, which include acrylic artificial teeth on a gum-colored base, are custom-made to look natural and fit comfortably.

Implant Dentures

Implant dentures are a reliable, long-term solution to missing teeth. This type of restoration attaches to several implant posts that are anchored in strategic places in the jawbone. This firm foundation gives implant dentures maximum stability and ensures they never shift or slip. With proper care and regular visits to a dentist in Rome, implant dentures can easily last for decades.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Dentures are a very popular tooth replacement solution here at Weldon Dental of Rome. It’s no surprise why! Dentures offer patients a range of benefits, such as: 

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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If you have missing teeth, you know from experience how much it can affect your day-to-day life. Before replacing the gaps in your smile with dentures in Rome, you likely want to know how much it’ll cost. Well, it’s impossible to give an accurate price estimate because it can vary significantly from patient to patient. During your consultation, Dr. Weldon will evaluate your oral health and explain which factors will affect the overall cost. If you’d like to know what to expect, continue reading or give our friendly team a call today!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Many factors influence the total cost of dentures in Rome, including:

  • Preliminary dental work, like tooth extractions and gum disease therapy
  • Number of missing teeth
  • Type of acrylic used for the base (the part that’s dyed to match the color of the gum tissue)
  • Materials your replacement teeth are made of (usually porcelain or acrylic)

Patients on a budget may be tempted to choose a cheaper denture. However, just because it’s more affordable doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth having. In many cases, it’ll break easily and need replacement much sooner than anticipated. Because of that, it’s always best to opt for the higher-quality solution since they’re often considered a worthwhile investment.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Since implant dentures require oral surgery and the placement of multiple dental implants, they’re typically more expensive than traditional dentures. Of course, many patients find it to be worth every penny. Implant dentures are far more reliable for day-to-day use because they stay firmly in place. You don’t have to worry about them moving while you eat, speak, or smile! Plus, they help stimulate the jawbone, providing you with unmatched biting strength and longevity.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Most dental insurance plans cover around 50% of the cost associated with dentures because they’re considered a major procedure. However, this may vary from plan to plan. You should confirm the details of your coverage with an insurance provider before committing to anything. If needed, our team is more than happy to help with that step. We can review your policy and help you maximize your benefits to drastically reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Don’t have dental insurance? No problem! We offer third-party financing through CareCredit to help make your treatment more affordable. It allows you to split up the total cost of your care into flexible monthly payment plans that have little-to-no interest attached. With this option, you can make even the most expensive dental service fit your budget!

Are you ready to say goodbye to the gaps in your smile? Contact our office and schedule a consultation today. We’ll help you enjoy a complete, fully functioning set of teeth once again while keeping your total expenses as low as possible!

Dentures FAQs

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Dentures are a lifechanging tooth replacement option for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. However, replacing your missing teeth is a huge decision, so you may still have some unanswered questions. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries we receive about dentures in Rome, GA. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call. We’d be happy to explain more about the restoration and get you started with a consultation.

Should I Have All My Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?

Repairing a damaged tooth whenever possible is always preferable to replacing it. Tooth extractions of any kind will only ever be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary, like when a tooth is too damaged to save thanks to extensive decay, severe infection, or trauma that’s broken off most of the enamel. If all of the teeth in an arch are decayed or infected with gum disease, replacing them with dentures may be a viable option, but your dentist will always explore all of your options before recommending extractions for dentures.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

Dentists generally recommend that you take your dentures out at night when you go to bed. When you first get your dentures, you’ll typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including when you sleep. After this, you should be taking them out every evening. This is because wearing dentures restricts the circulation to the gums, leading to soft-tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Taking dentures out gives the gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients they need during the night. Ultimately, it’s best to remove your dentures while you catch some Zs.

Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?

If you have to get teeth extracted before getting dentures, you are likely to experience some discomfort after oral surgery. By taking your prescribed medication as directed, the discomfort should improve in a few days. When you first get dentures, you may experience minor irritation as your mouth adjusts to the new appliance. The amount of time that the discomfort lasts will vary from person to person. If pain persists, give us a call so we can help.

Will Dentures Change the Shape of My Face?

When you lose your teeth, your facial muscles will begin to sag, and that can give your face a sunken appearance. Getting dentures means providing support to the facial muscles that have collapsed, therefore improving your appearance. Ill-fitting dentures may not give your facial muscles the proper support, so it’s important to design each one so that it fits perfectly in your mouth. You should also have a denture refitted or replaced as soon as you realized it doesn’t fit properly.

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