FORT WAYNE AFFORDABLE DENTURES
If you’re missing all or some of your teeth, our denture specialists can help you with an affordable and customizable option to replace your teeth and restore your dental function
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Who We Are
Our office is dedicated to providing high-quality dental care that saves you both time and money. Don’t put up with long wait times for a denture to be made. You can get your smile back for much less than what you think. Our dentures are made with the highest quality ADA-approved materials.
You can get the quality that you want at a cost you can afford.
Be confident and smile with confidence! Live well, eat right, smile often and speak clearly. Our Affordable Dentures in Fort Wayne office can not only help with your oral health but can also help you to feel confident and improve your speech.
Our Affordable Denture Services
Our premium dentures can be made in house in our state-of the-art lab. For a more natural look, the gums have been more precisely shaped and all anterior teeth are made of porcelain.
Partial dentures can be made to fit your needs and replace a few teeth, rather than replacing an entire set. A partial denture can be made to fit your specific needs. It may replace one or more of your missing teeth.
We can make partial dentures in our own lab, which allows us to create comfortable and beautiful looking metal-free partials the same day. Partial dentures can be made from acrylic or metal. The partial denture design that is recommended for each case will depend on the individual’s dental needs.
For specific anatomical requirements, partial dentures may be made with a metal framework or with a combination of metal and flexible materials. Our team will meet with you individually to ensure that your dentures are comfortable and fit properly. This will allow you to continue living your life as normal.
Full Dentures or Complete Dentures
The Complete Denture (also known as a Full Denture) is an alternative or prosthetic solution for missing teeth. Denture teeth can be made from acrylic or porcelain and are held together with an acrylic base. We want to help you feel more confident in your smile and allow you to enjoy the rest of life.
You may need a full upper denture that is attached to implants to treat severe gag reflex. Or if your face has been too weak to support your lower denture, we can help you.
Flexible, or Flexi-dentures are another type of partial denture. Many patients find it to be the most comfortable.
It also creates an improved aesthetic result with no metal clasps visible, which results in a natural look and increased confidence.
They are stronger and more resistant to fracture than rigid acrylic.
They can also be relined, and have their teeth replaced or added to over time. The combination of Flexi or Flexible dentures and affordability is a no-doubt winner.
Digital dentistry has made denture-making easier thanks to technological advances in digital dentistry. A traditional impression will be needed, but a 3D scanner is able to scan it in. Software will use this scan to create the perfect denture. It uses the data provided by the dentist. Your dentist will then create a digital model that can be used to make dentures from hard, fully cured resin. The dentures will last longer because the material is stronger, and they are also more comfortable to wear.
Digital dentures can be made in as little as two or three visits. You will also need to make fewer adjustments so that you spend less time visiting the dentist. Some denture-making laboratories still prefer to make dentures manually because they’ve been doing this for years.
We carefully craft each denture so that you feel comfortable and confident!
Everything You Need to Know About Denture Making
Every denture is custom-made to fit your particular mouth. Your dentist may take impressions of your teeth in order to create a mold for you. The following steps are required to make a complete set of dentures:
Step 1. Your dentist will create a model.
Your dentist will make models using the denture impressions taken from your mouth and jaw. Before the denture is created, you will test the model multiple times.
Step 2: Place the model in an articulator.
To attach the wax to the teeth, the technician will use an instrument called an articulator that represents the jaw.
Step 3: A technician cuts the wax.
The wax model is used by the technician to shape and carve the wax. It will look like your gums. The wax base is used to make your final dentures.
Step 4: Set dentures in a flask.
To maintain the correct shape, the technician will place the dentures into a flask. After the dentures are placed into the flask, hot water is used to melt off the wax.
Step 5: Add acrylic to the plaster mold
After the plaster has been cleaned, the technician will apply a liquid separator to the plaster. The separator prevents the acrylic from adhering to the plaster layer. Acrylic is then instilled into the flask to remove the wax.
Step 6: Remove the plaster.
Technician carefully removes plaster mold using special laboratory tools. Then, he places acrylic dentures into an ultrasonic bath in order to get rid of any plaster.
Step 7: Technician trims and polishes dentures.
The technician will remove any excess acrylic from dentures. The technician will trim the denture and polish it with pumice.
Step 8: Your dentures are now ready.
Once your dentures have been made, you will be contacted by your dentist to schedule your first fitting.
You can eat what you like and smile confidently with dentures. It is obvious that dentures can be costly. Fort Wayne Affordable Dentures have been putting a lot of importance on patient care and restoring smiles using the finest dentures.
Each patient is unique. This is why every case is discussed in detail. We also help with insurance claims and present any costs upfront. Our dentures are affordable and can be customized to suit any budget. We are happy to give you a price quote by phone if you have the details of your dentures.
What happens after treatment?
After your root canal treatment is complete, your dentist will send you a copy of the record. Within a few weeks after your root canal treatment is completed, you should call their office to schedule a follow up restoration. The type of tooth restoration that is required to preserve your tooth will be determined by the restorative dentist. Endodontic patients rarely experience complications following routine microsurgery or endodontic treatment. We are always available to help if there is a problem. Keep your teeth clean and healthy to prevent future decay.
Factors that have a direct impact on denture cost
Partial versus full
- Material used
- Related procedures required: extractions, contouring, etc.
- Implant-secured style or tradition
Affordable Options & Discounts
A complete set includes both top and bottom dentures of all styles. We offer substantial discounts for those who buy them. A complete set will save you money and provide a better fit. It aligns with your natural bite, gums, and teeth. As we believe that a complete set is better than partial matching of an existing set, we encourage patients to opt for a complete set.
Senior citizens are welcome to receive an extra discount. Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions or offer discounts at the time that payment is made.
Dentures & Insurance Coverage
Yes! Although there may be some limitations and restrictions depending on the policy you have, most policies that cover dental insurance will provide coverage for dentures up to 50% every five years. We will be happy to help you understand your policy terms and insurance benefits so you get the most out of your provider.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do new dentures feel like?
It all depends on whether or not you’re an expert denture wearer.
A denture wearer who is an experienced one, and has worn dentures for many decades, will return every 4 to 6 years to get new ones. Each denture will feel “funny”, different, or strange. Patients also say their new dentures feel “big” and “full”. These are some of the most frequent immediate remarks we receive about new teeth. You don’t feel like your old worn-out slippers or dentures. It feels large and heavy to a newbie and takes up much of my mouth space. The denture feels foreign and a stranger to the person who has never worn one before. Dentures are like most things that you get used to, and it takes some time to adjust to them. Your tongue, cheek muscles and palate will learn how to keep them in place.
Will my dentures need to be replaced?
Dentures can be removed at any time, but they aren’t permanent. The mouth is dynamic. Dentures wear over time as the mouth and bone changes shape. Bad breath and staining can result from bacteria and microbes getting trapped in acrylic. The denture material and denture teeth also wear down. If you don’t replace your dentures, the teeth will wear down and cause the bite to change. A denture lasts an average of 4 to 6 years.
How do I feel when eating with dentures?
Even if you are an experienced wearer of dentures, it is still important to adjust to the new height and occlusion. The new dentures or old set of dentures will feel more natural over time. It may take several days until they become comfortable. However, it is easier for experienced people to adapt quickly by chewing their old dentures. Beginners should start off with something more easy and then move on to harder foods. You should also eat smaller portions and chop your food smaller than usual. Once you get used to the way your dentures work, it is possible to return to your regular diet.
Soft foods are a good option. These tips can help you eat well:
- Enjoy small portions of soft food, like eggs or yogurt.
- Avoid sticky foods.
- Slowly chew your food.
- Use both your tongue and jaw when you chew. Your dentures will not tip or move forward if you do this.
As you become more comfortable with your dentures, eating will be easier. You will soon be able to enjoy most food.
Is there any food that I should avoid?
There aren’t any restrictions on other than the obvious ones like ice cubes or steak bones or chicken bones, ribs or chicken bones, and pizza crust. Although I don’t advise anyone to avoid bagels or other crusty breads, it is a good idea to watch out for the cracks. Fracture can be caused by the angle you place your front teeth together. You can eat almost any food if you practice.
Will I need to use DENTURE PASTE or ADHESIVES on new dentures?
Many advancements in denture technology have made it possible to make dentures that are more comfortable and fit better. Fort Wayne Affordable Dentures can design dentures for you that fit well and don’t need adhesives. For a brief time, adhesives might be necessary if you’re just starting to get used to dentures.
But, do remember that adhesives can be used to fix dentures of any age. It is also not necessary to overload a denture using adhesive. To improve retention, it should be used sparingly if possible.
The adhesives can help dentures feel secure and stay put. Denture adhesives are not recommended for the repair of worn-out or damaged dentures. Follow the directions carefully when using adhesive. It is important to keep your dentures clean. Dentures should fit correctly. The following issues may arise if dentures are not properly fitted.
- Mouth and gum irritation
- Problems eating and speaking
- You can have dentures that are moving in your mouth
- Infections of the mouth
Which type of PARTIAL Denture is best for me?
After a detailed examination of the teeth, we can recommend which partials are best. The type and quality of your remaining natural teeth will determine which partial denture is most appropriate for you. At our office, comfort and cosmetics are our primary focus. For a natural-looking smile and flexi-dentures that are more durable, we offer acrylic partial dentures and transitional dentures. We also have metal frame partial dentures, which can be very strong and sturdy. Our private laboratory allows us create confident, comfortable smiles with great care.
Do I have to take my dentures out at night?
It is best to take out your dentures at night, so that your mouth has time to breathe. You can take them out 6-8 hours. If that does not work for your lifestyle, it may be worth taking them out in the morning, and then again at night, provided you have a time to rest.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Maintaining your dental health is essential for long-term satisfaction and good denture hygiene. We recommend thoroughly rinsing your dentures to remove any food debris. You should clean your dentures every day. You can rinse your dentures after a meal. You can either clean them with Efferdent, Polident, or a tablet with denture cleaning in a cup. Use only denture paste that is found in the same aisle as denture adhesives. Use a soft toothbrush to apply the paste. Regular toothpaste can cause damage. To avoid any damage, brush all surfaces and scrub gently. Some denture-wearers also opt for professional cleaning at our office.
What should I do if my denture breaks?
We are aware of how crucial your dentures can be to you. If your denture is damaged or missing a tooth, please call our office. The denture experts from Fort Wayne Affordable Dentures will fix your denture in the While-U-Wait in-house denture laboratory. You should never attempt to repair your dentures by yourself. This could cause permanent damage and irreparable harm. Many people end up replacing their dentures completely after trying to fix them with over-the-counter products, toxic glue or youtube “do it yourself” instructions. It’s not recommended to wear dentures that are damaged as it can cause discomfort and oral problems.
If dentures have worn out for a long time, they may need to be repaired or replaced. Our friendly and experienced staff is available to assist with any type of denture issue, including replacement or repair.
Why am I having trouble speaking or why do I sound funny with my new dentures?
It may take some time to speak slowly the first time you get dentures. Be patient. Practice speaking the difficult words slowly and aloud. Smile and laugh, but don’t let your dentures slip. Instead, take a deep breath in to place them. Your speech will quickly improve if you read aloud for several days.