Full and Partial Dentures Can be an Economical Alternative
When dealing with tooth loss, there are many options with price ranges from $1,000.00 to $50,000.00. Have you had a great sounding restorative treatment plan but it comes with a price tag of $50,000 or more?. Don't get me wrong, these are excellent treatment options, and we present our patients with these options as well; but just too expensive for some folks. At our Fort Worth office, we pride ourselves on offering "Patient Centered" treatment plans. We do not offer just one best solution. Dr. Clark Damon will discuss multiple realistic options that can fit into your wallet.
Whether you are looking for a single tooth replacement, Immediate Dentures, Partial Dentures,or a permanent replacement, we offer a number of options to suit your needs. Here are just a few ways that our treatment options can benefit you, both practically and financially.
First and foremost, we pride ourselves on offering superior dentures at a more affordable price than many competing dental offices. By making our dentures in house, we are able to pass some savings on to our patients with out sacrificing quality.
One common complaint among denture wears, is having a "loose lower" denture. To remedy this, implants can be used to support dentures, holding them firmly in place to ensure a perpetually good fit. We offer two types of implants: root bound and mini implants. While not for everyone, mini implants can fit into a tight budget as they are around half the cost of root bound. There are some draw backs to mini implants, they are not for everyone, and a consult is needed.
Partial dentures come in a variety of forms. If you suffer from the loss of multiple teeth, consider which of our options may be most appropriate for you:
- Acrylic partial dentures: Replacement teeth are attached to an acrylic (plastic) base, with either acrylic or metal clasps. This tends to be the least expensive option, and is temporary. The acrylic is brittle and usually lasts for a matter of months, not years. We typically use them when extractions are required and we are replacing several teeth "Immediately".
- We also offer ClearFrame®dentures, which offer additional aesthetic advantages. There is no metal framework, it is a clear nylon material. You will benefit by not showing any grey metal around the teeth as the "clasp" is translucent. However, clear frame partials have more maintenance over their life time and the longevity of clear frame is 3-4 years. We utilize the same pink acrylic over the denture base (tissue).
- Cast partial dentures: Cast metal is thinner, stronger, and a more reliable fit than acrylic, although some cast dentures may include a combination of acrylic and metal. They are also easier to keep clean, and many patients find it easier to eat with them. This form has been around since the 1940's and is the gold standard in regard to a removable partial denture.
- Valplast® partial dentures: As an improvement to traditional acrylic bases, Valplast® utilizes a thermoplastic nylon material that is flexible. As a result, some patients report Valplast® dentures to be more comfortable. Valplast is a nylon material as well and as a result does not last as long as a metal partial.
Save Money while You Save Your Smile
No matter the condition or degree of your tooth loss, our experienced team can fully restore your smile. On average, we fit and craft 15-20 dentures a week, making us intimately familiar with every step of the process. If you require a new set of dentures, contact our office to find out how we can accommodate all of your needs.