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Dentures – Lincoln, NE

Improve Your Day-to-Day Life by Recreating Your Teeth

If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, don’t worry; you’re not alone. About 40 million adults in the U.S. are missing all of their teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. The impact of missing teeth can complicate simple tasks like speaking or eating. Not to mention, it can hinder your self-confidence. Here at South Ridge Dental, Dr. Ryan Shaffer and Dr. Steven Shaffer can vastly improve your day-to-day life by recreating your teeth with personalized dentures. Contact our dental office today to find out if dentures in Lincoln are right for you!

Why Choose South Ridge Dental for Dentures?  

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

man at a consultation for dentures

Whether you’re missing just a handful of teeth or all of them, chances are you’re eligible for dentures. To determine if you’re a good fit for this smile solution, our dentists will examine your mouth during an initial consultation. If we detect any untreated oral health issues, like gum infections or decay in remaining teeth, we’ll address those before moving forward with the dentures process.

Types of Dentures

two full dentures and two partials

Thanks to the latest innovations in dental technology, today’s dentures appear more lifelike and fit more comfortably than ever before. Depending on your specific circumstances, your dentist in Lincoln will recommend one of the three types of dentures to complete your smile:

Partial Dentures

Also known simply as partials, partial dentures fill the gaps in your grin when you still have some teeth left. This prosthetic, consisting of a gum-colored base and custom-made artificial teeth, clasps behind your remaining teeth. Once your partial is in place, onlookers shouldn’t be able to tell which teeth are real and which are not!

Full Dentures

A full denture brings back an entire arch of lost teeth at the same time. Like partials, full dentures have a pink base and realistic teeth, but this prosthetic stays in place with natural suction against the gums, adhesive, or a combination of the two.

Implant Dentures

For a longer-lasting solution that won’t slip, we may suggest an implant denture. We can secure a full or partial denture onto a small number of dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Implant dentures restore more chewing power and feel more natural than traditional dentures.

The Benefits of Dentures

close-up of a woman smiling with her dentures

Over the years, dentures have helped countless patients replace their missing teeth in Lincoln. Here are some of the benefits you can expect to enjoy when you choose this solution:

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

Upper and lower dentures with money gripped between them

Dentures in Lincoln are one of the most cost-effective ways to address the loss of multiple teeth. Their price depends on a number of factors, so we will not be able to provide you with an accurate cost estimate until you visit us for your consultation. Our team will help you understand the financial aspects of your care and assist you as you explore payment options.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures

Full set of dentures next to dental mirrors

Some of the biggest factors that influence the cost of dentures in Lincoln are:

  • Preparatory procedures. Before getting dentures, some patients need to have their remaining natural teeth extracted or undergo gum disease therapy.
  • The materials used. Dentures can be made out of various materials. For example, acrylic teeth may have a different price than porcelain ones. We strive to always use top-quality materials.
  • The type of denture. Implant dentures tend to cost more than partial dentures or traditional full dentures.

Some practices may advertise “cheap” prices for dentures. Be wary of such offers — they might provide unsatisfactory results.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Full set of implant dentures for upper and lower arch

Implant dentures tend to cost significantly more because they require a complex treatment process, which may involve one or more surgeries. However, as an experienced denture dentist in Lincoln, we believe that implant dentures are worth the price! They offer a range of health and functional benefits that you cannot get from traditional tooth replacement. For example, they preserve the jawbone and will not slip around in the mouth. Plus, they can last for many years. In the long run, they may actually cost less than traditional dentures that need to be replaced every 5 – 8 years or so.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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Most dental insurance plans do cover dentures. This treatment is usually classed as a “major procedure,” which means that 40 – 50% of its price is likely to be covered, up to the amount of your insurance plan’s annual maximum.  Our practice is in-network with several major insurance companies. We will be happy to verify your coverage and file claims on your behalf. Our goal is to help you use your policy to your greatest financial advantage.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

Happy senior woman, glad she could afford dentures

In addition to helping you navigate your insurance, we offer a few provisions that may make dentures more affordable:

  • We are partnered with CareCredit, a third-party lender that offers flexible payment plans. Many of their financing options come with little to no interest, and most patients’ credit scores are adequate to qualify for CareCredit.
  • In-house membership plan. If you do not have insurance, ask about our membership plan. For a reasonable annual fee, you can enjoy all necessary preventive care and a significant discount on a wide range of other services.

Are you ready to learn more about dentures and their cost? Schedule a consultation with our friendly team today!

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