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Dentures – East Hartford, CT

Cost-Effective and Reliable Tooth Replacement

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Tooth loss is a problem that afflicts millions of people across the nation and across the world. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers numerous solutions to replace lost dentition, increase chewing power, and help patients regain confidence in their smile. Dentures are one of those solutions. If you are interested in learning more about this restorative service and finding out if it is a fit for you, get in touch with Comprehensive Dental Associates of Central Connecticut to schedule a consultation.


What Are Dentures?

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There are a few different types of dentures:

How Do Dentures Work?

The process of getting dentures varies from patient to patient, depending on their oral health and the type of denture they will receive. However, the treatment always involves taking images and impressions of the mouth to ensure that the prosthetic teeth fit well. Our dentists also pay careful attention to aesthetics so that the look of your new teeth will complement your natural facial characteristics.

Indications for Dentures

You may benefit from dentures if:

Benefits of Dentures

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Traditional, non-implant dentures offer numerous benefits:

Implant-retained dentures offer even more and greater benefits. For example, they can last for well over a decade, and they have bone health benefits for the jaw.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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As mentioned above, traditional dentures are one of the most cost-effective ways to replace teeth. The price of your prosthetic will depend on whether you are getting a full or partial denture, the materials used to make the denture, and the extent of any necessary preparatory work (such as extractions). Most insurance plans cover about half the cost of dentures, up to the policy’s annual maximum. Low-interest financing is also available for most patients.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

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Three major factors that influence the cost of dentures in East Hartford include:

  • Preparatory procedures. You might need extractions, gum disease therapy, or other treatments before getting your dentures.
  • The base of dentures is usually made of acrylic, while the teeth may be either porcelain or acrylic. The quality of these materials, as well as the companies that provide them, can influence overall costs.
  • The type of denture. Full, partial, and implant dentures all have different price points.

Be extremely wary of any cheap or “bargain” dentures. Remember, quality is important, and you are likely to get what you pay for.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Yes, implant dentures in East Hartford cost more than their traditional counterparts. The difference in price stems from the fact that the implant denture procedure is more complex and more time-consuming. It also requires more materials and a higher level of skill on the part of your dental team.

Despite their higher cost, most patients would agree that implant dentures are worth the price. They are an excellent value because they last much longer than traditional dentures, which usually need to be replaced every 5 – 7 years. Plus, implant dentures offer some truly priceless benefits, such as preservation of the jawbone tissue.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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In most cases, yes. Dental insurance usually categorizes dentures as a major procedure, which means that around 50% of their cost may be covered, up to the amount of a policy’s annual maximum. Many patients are able to save hundred of dollars or more on their treatment by using their insurance. Our team will be happy to help you file claims and answer your questions about how your plan applies to your treatment.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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As your denture dentist in East Hartford, we want to do everything we can to help you afford your treatment. To that end, we offer a few provisions:

  • Most patients qualify for third-party financing through CareCredit. The application process is fast, and you may be able to choose from between several different monthly payment amounts.
  • Essential Dental plan. This discount plan provides reduced fees on most of the services we offer.
  • Free dental implant consultation. If you are interested in implant dentures, you can start your journey for nothing out of pocket.

Are you ready to rebuild your smile with dentures? Get in touch with our team today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you navigate every aspect of your treatment, including its financial side.

Denture FAQs

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If you are ready to begin your treatment process for dentures in East Hartford, our team is eager to assist you. Still, we understand that you may want more information before you commit to anything. To help you out, we have put together the following list of FAQs about this procedure. If you would like further explanation on anything you discover here, please give us a call so we can personally speak with you.

How Long Will You Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Your Teeth Are Pulled?

In most cases, patients must for wait 6 – 8 weeks after tooth extractions to get dentures. The waiting period allows the gums to heal. However, there are some exceptions. For example, some patients choose to get immediate dentures, which are usable immediately after extractions. They require more adjustments than conventional prosthetics, but many patients believe it is worth it to get a new smile so quickly.

On the other hand, if you get implant dentures, it may be several months between your extractions and your denture placement. The waiting period allows your new prosthetic tooth roots to form a strong bond with your jawbone.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

When you first get your new teeth, your denture dentist in East Hartford may tell you to wear them continuously for the first 24 hours. Thereafter, you should remove your prosthetic each night. Removing it allows your gums to rest. It also gives you the opportunity to thoroughly clean your dentures and your mouth. Your diligent oral hygiene routine can prevent your new teeth from accumulating odors and stains. It can also protect your mouth from sores and infections.

Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?

If you need to undergo extractions before getting dentures, you can expect to experience some soreness after your teeth are pulled. Later, when you first get your new teeth, it may take some time for you to adjust to them. They might cause some gum soreness. This issue can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Implant dentures are generally must easier to adjust to than their conventional counterparts.

Is It Hard to Talk with Dentures?

Clear speech is the result of complex interactions between the tongue and teeth. Ultimately, therefore, your dentures should improve your speech. However, you will first have to adapt to speaking with them. In the meantime, you may have a lisp. Try to practice speaking as much as possible as you are trying to get through the adjustment period. Reading out loud is also helpful.

If you have already had your dentures for a while and you begin to experience speech difficulties, it could be because your prosthetic no longer fits well. Your dentist may be able to adjust them.

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