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Full & Partial Dentures – Altavista, VA

Complete Your Smile and Improve Your Quality of Life

Suffering from missing teeth can make your life a little bit harder. It can be overwhelming looking into restorative solutions because there are so many different options out there, and you’re not sure which one will be best for your unique situation. That’s why, at Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of restorations like full and partial dentures. Our caring and compassionate team of professionals wants you to have access to the highest quality of dental care that will improve your life, which is why we take appointments early in the morning and in the evening, so you don’t have to sacrifice your daily routine to get the care you need. Stop in to learn how we can replace your missing teeth and keep you from dealing with pesky oral inconveniences like not being able to eat the foods that you want!

What are Full and Partial Dentures?

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Dentures are removable replacement teeth that complete your smile. There are two different types: partial and complete. If you’re only missing some of your natural teeth, we’ll most likely recommend getting partial dentures in Altavista. They’re replacement teeth that are attached to a natural-looking gum base held in place by a specially crafted frame that fits around your existing teeth.

If you’re missing all of your natural teeth, complete dentures are custom-made to attach themselves to your gums using suction and denture adhesive. They replace your teeth and the base of your gums and are created to look natural.

What are the Benefits of Dentures?

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Leaving missing teeth unreplaced can cause big oral health problems down the line, that’s why restorations are well worth the investment. Gaps in your smile can also impact your ability to complete basic daily functions. Here are some benefits that our patients can enjoy when they choose Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry for dentures:

What’s the Process of Restoring Missing Teeth?

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The process of getting your dentures will take place over a few weeks. This is because each of our restorations is specifically crafted to our specifications for maximum comfort. First, your dentist, which will be either Dr. Miller, Dr. Wolf, or Dr. Draper, will take impressions of your jaw and take measurements to create a model of your mouth. This information will then be sent off to our dental laboratory to craft your natural-looking and comfortable dentures. Once we receive them, we will make sure they lay in your mouth as they should and make any necessary adjustments.

Are There Other Restorative Options Your Should Know About?

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Today, there are dozens of restorative dental options at your fingertips. With all the advancement in technology and different techniques, we’re able to offer modern solutions such as dental implants that can do wonders for your oral health. These are surgically-placed posts that provide a stable and strong foundation for your dentures, crowns, or bridges to be attached to. To learn more about this procedure and how it could benefit you, schedule a consultation by contacting us today!

Dentures FAQs

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It can be difficult deciding what treatment would be the best option to replace your missing teeth. If you’re missing all of your teeth or an entire arch, custom-crafted dentures are a great solution. Before you invest in this restoration, it makes sense that you would have some questions that you’d like answered first. That’s why we’ve compiled some common ones we get from our patients below, for your convenience.

Can my dentures be repaired?

After cleaning your dentures, did you sit them down on the bare counter? As they slowly slid towards the edge, and eventually the floor, you probably weren’t considering how badly they’d be damaged. That’s why it’s a good idea to place a towel on the bathroom counter for after you’ve finished scrubbing your restorations. Either way, there’s good news, they may be able to be repaired! Here’s what you should do:

What should I do if my dentures don’t fit right?

If your dentures feel like they don’t fit your mouth when you first get them, try:

If you’ve had your restorations for quite a while, they could become loose or shift in your mouth as your gums and jawbone change over time. In this case, you’ll want to visit Drs. Miller, Wolf, or Draper to get them readjusted, relined, or replaced. Although it may seem tempting, it’s best to not try to adjust them yourself.

How long will it take to get my dentures?

Getting dentures can seem like a process that takes some time, but to ensure that they fit your mouth perfectly, you’ll need to come in for multiple visits. We’ll make sure that your restorations sit snuggly and securely in your mouth so you can eat, smile, and speak with complete confidence. The entire process will take about four visits over the course of anywhere from three to six weeks.

Can I get implant-retained dentures?

Because dental implants need to fuse with your jawbone to securely hold your replacement teeth in place, you’ll need to schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. During this initial visit, we’ll take digital images of your mouth and facial structure and create a treatment plan that’s custom-made for you. We’ll also let you know whether you need any preparatory procedures such as a bone graft, tooth extraction, or gum disease therapy.

Will dental insurance pay for my dentures?

Every dental insurance provider is different, so the best way to learn for sure whether your benefits cover the cost of getting dentures is to call them directly. If you contact our office, one of our friendly team members would be more than happy to help. Unfortunately, Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of dentures, but some insurance companies will contribute a maximum amount of money towards the restorations. Typically, this is between $1,000 and $1,500, depending on your plan.

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