If you are considering getting dentures in Buffalo, you may be having a lot of questions running through your mind. How much do they cost, what options are available? How do I care for them? How do I get started? To help ease your concerns, Dr. Douglas Hamill has outlined the top four things you should know if you’re considering getting dentures in Buffalo. Keep reading to learn more. If you still have questions, please contact us today to arrange a free denture consultation with Dr. Hamill.
How To Get Started With Dentures in Buffalo
If you feel that you need dentures, the first thing is to schedule a checkup with your dentist. If all your teeth are significantly infected with periodontal disease or extensive decay, you may be a strong candidate for dentures. However, teeth can be saved, and we prefer to try to save teeth before we consider replacing them. We are happy to announce our office has invested in the latest technology Sirona XG cone beam ct to provide comprehensive diagnostics and a real-time panoramic view of your mouth. This allows us to create even more accurate treatment plans and deliver high-quality images at the lowest possible dose.
Types of Dentures Available
At Douglas Hamill DDS, we provide two basic types of dentures: those with metal frames and those without. Dentures made of materials other than metal can be more cosmetically pleasing, but those made of metal are often more durable. There is not much pain involved in receiving dentures. Soreness can ensue if teeth must be extracted before a patient can be fit for dentures, but we can numb the area so you will only feel the pressure, not the pain. If your new dentures create sore spots in your mouth, we may have to relieve the spot that is causing the pain, but more often than not, this can be avoided.
In most cases, your new dentures can be inserted during the same day as the removal of the diseased teeth. These dentures are called immediate dentures. However, this kind of denture often must be either relined or replaced as the tissues of the mouth heal and shrink. Considering dentures in Buffalo? Contact us today for a free denture consultation!
Caring for Your Dentures
It is not recommended to brush dentures. Most pharmacies sell over-the-counter solutions that will clean your dentures during an overnight soaking. It is inadvisable to sleep in dentures every night, as the teeth will need to soak in order for plaque and bacteria to be removed. Your oral tissues will also benefit from overnight exposure to air.
Whether you can eat normally depends on the fit of the dentures and how much bony ridge exists in your mouth. It may be difficult when you are wearing dentures to chew as well as you could with your original teeth. For this reason, we always recommend trying to save the teeth, if at all possible. If your denture becomes loose and you are having trouble when you are eating or talking, it could be time to reline your denture, or consider implant retained dentures.
What Do Dentures Cost?
At Douglas Hamill DDS, we try to keep the cost of dentures in Buffalo reasonable. We also offer payment plans to help patients on any budget afford the dental care they need without worrying about the upfront cost. Your dental insurance will likely cover part of the cost of dentures, and we are happy to submit a request to your insurance company to find out your coverage prior to any treatment being performed. We also offer free consultations so it won’t cost anything to find out if you are a candidate for dentures in Buffalo.
Looking For Dentures in Buffalo?
If you or someone you love is struggling with chewing, tooth decay, gum disease or any other oral health issue, you may be a candidate for dentures. Schedule a free consultation today with dedicated Amherst dentist Douglas Hamill DDS if you have any questions about getting dentures in Buffalo. With over 20 years of experience, he has helped countless patients throughout Amherst, Williamsville and the Greater Buffalo area achieve the smile of their dreams. Let his experience work for you!
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