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Dentures in Grand Rapids

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Denture Eligibility and Proper Maintenance

Did you know that around one-quarter of adults over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth? Dentures are a common and respectable solution to missing teeth. They are so dependable and natural-looking that you’ve probably spoken to someone with dentures and didn’t even know it. Do you think you might be a good candidate for dentures?

    To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment, you should:
  • Wish to replace several or all of your teeth
  • Not smoke or use other tobacco products
  • Have a healthy jawbone (we can help you with this!)
  • Not suffer from dry mouth
  • Be prepared to take good care of your dentures at home
  • Continue to visit the dentist for routine exams – just like with natural teeth!

How Do I Take Care of My Dentures? Taking care of your dentures involves routine cleanings and examinations. Even patients with perfect prosthetics need to visit their dentist from time to time. During your visit, we will check your dentures’ fit and examine your gums, tongue, jaw, and mouth. We care about your oral health, not just your teeth.

    To care for your dentures at home:
  • Remove dentures overnight to let your mouth rest
  • Soak dentures in warm water with or without denture cleanser
  • Do not soak dentures with metal clasps in anything but warm water
  • When not wearing dentures, keep them in water so they don’t dry out and warp
  • DO NOT soak in hot water
  • With dentures removed, clean and massage your gums
  • If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water or use a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth
  • If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth as usual

Cost of Dentures in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, you can expect to pay approximately $900 to $3,500+ for full or partial dentures. The cost of dentures varies widely because there are dentures to suit many different needs. Full-mouth dentures can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3,500 and up. The cost for a full set of implant-supported dentures averages around $30,000 as a ballpark estimate.

    How is the Cost of Dentures Determined? Here are some important factors that influence the cost of dentures:
  • Type of Denture Needed: Full, partial, or implant-supported dentures each have different costs
  • Dental Extractions or Preparations: Any necessary tooth extractions or other preparatory procedures will add to the cost
  • X-rays: These may be required to assess your oral health and plan your treatment
  • Supportive Implants: Adding implants for extra support can significantly increase the overall cost

Every case is different, so it’s important to speak with a dentist and have an oral exam to evaluate your unique situation. This allows us to provide you with different treatment options to consider. We would be happy to provide you with a more accurate quote tailored to your needs.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

With proper care, dentures can last 5 to 10 years. However, they may need adjustments or replacements over time due to changes in your mouth and normal wear and tear.

First, you’ll have a dental exam and consultation. Then, impressions of your mouth are made, followed by the creation and fitting of your dentures. Adjustments may be needed to ensure a comfortable fit.

Yes, there are full dentures (replacing all teeth in an arch), partial dentures (replacing some teeth), and implant-supported dentures (secured by dental implants).

You can eat most foods with dentures, though it may take some time to adjust. Start with soft foods and gradually reintroduce harder foods as you become more comfortable.

Many dental insurance plans provide partial coverage for dentures, including exams, extractions, and the dentures themselves. However, coverage varies widely, so it’s important to check with your insurance provider to understand your specific benefits and any out-of-pocket costs.

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