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If you are looking for the most practical solutions for dentures in South Bend, The Dental Center of Indiana can provide you with affordable quality dentures that suit your needs and your preferences perfectly.
We work with you to determine the right solutions for missing teeth and gaps in your smile. Our team will help you to look your best and to enjoy the healthiest bite possible by replacing missing teeth with artificial alternatives designed to fit your mouth and your current and future needs.
Do I Need Dentures?
Missing teeth are often a source of embarrassment and worry. Dentures are designed to replace these teeth to allow you to smile, bite, chew and talk with confidence. Your denture will typically consist of teeth attached to a plate that will fit into the gaps or will replace an entire row of upper or lower teeth. The Dental Center of Indiana can provide a wide range of options that suit your requirements perfectly. We are committed to providing you with the right solutions for your dental needs.
Understanding the Different Types of Dentures
The Dental Center of Indiana offers an array of affordable quality dentures in a wide variety of configurations and types. Here are some of the most popular types of dentures we offer in our South Bend office.
A full denture, also known as a complete denture, serves as a replacement for an entire row of upper or lower teeth. In most cases, you will need several appointments to prepare for your full denture applications. Some teeth may need to be removed to clear the way for these denture options.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more teeth without replacing an entire row. This can provide help for our patients who may have lost a tooth in an accident or may have only a small number of teeth affected by decay. A partial denture differs from a bridge in that it is usually removable and is not attached permanently to the adjacent teeth. This allows easier cleaning for these dental appliances on a daily basis.
Flexible Partial Denture
For an even higher degree of comfort, flexible partial dentures are fabricated from a lightweight and pliable material that moves easily with the movement of your mouth. This will provide you with the best and most positive experiences when chewing, biting and speaking. Your partial denture is designed to be almost invisible during wear, which will help you to feel confident in your appearance.
An implant-supported denture is designed to fit over dental implants that are applied to the jaw and allowed to heal in place. These denture options are available in both removable and permanently attached versions to suit your needs most closely.
What Are All-on-4® Dentures?
All-on-4® dentures are a new concept in dental treatment that requires just four dental implants on either the upper or lower jaw to support a whole arch of teeth. Customized dental plates with artificial teeth are then attached to these implants to create a permanent and convenient solution for your tooth replacement needs. The Dental Center of Indiana can provide you with added information about All-on-4 treatment options and the best solutions for your needs.
Navigating the Denture Process
At The Dental Center of Indiana, our dentists will work with you from the initial examination right through the application of your new dentures and at every step in between. Some of the most important stages of denture applications include the following:
- A comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums
- Removal of any teeth that are broken, decayed or otherwise unsuitable
- Shaping of the roots and gums, if necessary
- Application of implants to secure permanent denture appliances
- Measuring and taking impressions of your gums when they have healed
- Attaching permanent dentures to implants and making sure that removable denture options fit your mouth
Our team will be happy to work with you to determine the best and most practical options for your needs now and in the future.
How Much Should I Expect My Dentures to Cost?
While we cannot predict in advance the exact cost of any dental procedure or dental plan, our staff at The Dental Center of Indiana will work with you to make sure that your dental insurance plan covers as much as possible of your dentures cost. This can help you to feel more confident when dealing with the financial aspects of your treatment in South Bend.
What Is a Soft Reline for Dentures?
A soft denture reline is designed specifically to create a cushion between the plate of a denture and the gums or the roof of the mouth. Our office will work with you to provide the most practical options to improve your comfort now and in the future.
Schedule a Denture Consultation with The Dental Center of Indiana Today
If you are looking for the best and most practical solutions for your family’s dental care, call The Dental Center of Indiana today. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.