Dentures – Virginia Beach, VA
Get Your Smile Back Without
Breaking the Bank
If you’re missing teeth, you definitely aren’t alone. About 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. This makes it incredibly difficult to enjoy some of your favorite foods and speak clearly. Fortunately, you don’t need to go the rest of your life with gaps in your mouth. You can get your smile back without breaking the bank. Dr. Kapish Goyal offers high-quality full and partial dentures. To learn more about dentures in Virginia Beach or to schedule a consultation with us, don’t hesitate to call!
Why Choose Goyal Dentistry for Dentures?
- Dentist with Over a Decade of Experience
- Dentures Made from High-Quality Materials
- CareCredit Available for Affordable Financing
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Dentures in Virginia Beach are an excellent option for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. A customized plan will be made just for you, and it will vary depending on the location of your missing teeth and how many there are. Ultimately, your dentures will be made to give you the most functional and aesthetically pleasing smile possible. If you have any preexisting oral health issues, including tooth decay and periodontal disease, you will need to have them treated before you can move forward in getting dentures. Your new smile needs to be healthy!
Types of Dentures
There are a few different types of dentures out there. During your initial consultation, Dr. Goyal will work with you to determine which option will work best for restoring your smile:
When dental bridges just aren’t enough for replacing your missing teeth, a partial is a good solution. It replaces teeth that are on opposite sides of your mouth and keeps the existing teeth from shifting around. Partials are crafted to fit perfectly in your mouth. This way, you don’t need to worry about it moving or looking unnatural.
Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with the power of suction. They are designed using a gum-colored base and enamel-colored replacement teeth for a more natural appearance.
If you want a smile that is long-lasting and as stable as possible, dental implant dentures may be the answer. Instead of being held in your mouth by surrounding teeth or suction, they are attached to titanium dental implants they are surgically placed throughout the jawbone. This type of denture will allow additional chewing functionality and doesn’t need to be replaced over time. Implants are designed to last for many decades when they are cared for properly!
The Benefits of Dentures
If you opt for dentures as a tooth replacement options, you can expect to experience the following awesome benefits:
- Easy to maintain
- Long life
- Supports your facial muscles
- Improves speech
- Easier to eat
- Covered by most dental insurance plans
- Natural appearance
- Increases confidence
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Like with most dental procedures, the cost of dentures is different for every patient based on their needs and circumstances. We’ll explain the relevant factors to you during your appointment so that you have a clear understanding of what you can expect to pay for your new teeth moving forward. Below are the basics that every patient should keep in mind when getting dentures.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures
Some of the factors that can change how much you end up paying for dentures include:
- Whether you need tooth extractions, gum disease therapy, or other types of preparatory work.
- The exact number of teeth that need to be replaced.
- The materials used to make your dentures, which normally means porcelain and/or acrylic.
Some dentures are cheaper than others, but remember that you get what you pay for. Cheap dentures are often more likely to break and might have to be replaced more often. Getting reliable dentures that will last longer is often the wiser investment.
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
With implant dentures, you’ll have to pay for prosthetic teeth as well as several implant posts inserted in your jaw. This is certainly a more costly option, but in exchange, you’ll be able to take advantage of numerous benefits, such as not having to worry about your dentures shifting out of place or preventing bone loss in your jaw. And thanks to the durability of dental implants, you’ll be able to keep your new teeth for decades instead of having to replace them every 5 to 7 years.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Dentures are included under most dental plans and usually receive around 50% coverage, although this varies from plan to plan. It’s important to confirm the specifics of your coverage with your insurance carrier before you get dentures or have any other type of dental work done. We’re more than happy to look over your policy with you to help you figure out the best way to maximize your coverage.
Remember that if you get implants for your dentures, your insurance plan might not pay for implant surgery. They might, however, cover the cost of other procedures related to implants, such as any periodontal therapy that’s needed to prepare the mouth beforehand.
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
Patients who don’t have insurance can sign up for our Healthy Smiles Plan. This is an in-house savings plan that lets you reduce the cost of dental care without having to worry about maximums, deductibles, and other insurance-related headaches. If you’d like to break up the cost of your care, you can also apply for CareCredit financing. You can break up the cost of your care with one of several flexible monthly payment plans with little to no interest. Our team is happy to help you explore these options so that you can get new teeth without worrying about your budget.
Dentures are a lifechanging restoration for patients who are missing multiple, most of, or all of their teeth. However, choosing a tooth replacement option is a huge decision, so it pays to be well informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about dentures in Virginia Beach. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call ! We’re happy to explain more about the process and get you started with your initial consultation.
Should I Have All My Teeth Pulled to Get Dentures?
Repairing a damaged tooth whenever possible is always preferable to replacing it. Tooth extractions of any kind will only ever be recommended if deemed absolutely necessary by your dentist, like when a tooth is too damaged to save thinks to extensive decay, severe infection, or trauma that has broken off the enamel. If all the teeth in an arch are decayed or infected with gum disease, replacing them with dentures may be a viable solution, but your dentist will always explore all of your options before recommending extractions for dentures.
Can I Sleep with My Dentures?
Dentists will generally recommend that you take your dentures out before going to bed. When you first get your dentures, you will typically be told to keep them in your mouth for 24 hours, including while you sleep. After this, you should be taking them out every night. This is because wearing dentures restricts circulation in your gums, leading to soft tissue irritation and potentially speeding up ridge resorption. Taking dentures out gives the gums a chance to recover and get the nutrients needed while you sleep.
Will It Hurt to Get Dentures?
If you need to have teeth extracted before getting dentures, you are likely to experience some soreness after the oral surgery. Take your prescribed pain medication as directed and the discomfort should improve 3 to 5 days afterwards. When you first receive your new dentures, some minor irritation may occur while your mouth adjusts. The amount of time this lasts will vary from person to person. If pain persists, give us a call so we can take a look.
Can You Still Eat Steak with Dentures?
Tough meats, like steak, can be more difficult to chew with dentures, but it isn’t impossible. Select tenderloin and other beef cuts that don’t contain as many connective tissues or muscle fibers. Make sure that the meat is thorough tenderized beforehand and cut it into small, manageable pieces. The smaller they are, the easier they will be to chew.