Full dentures are replacement teeth fitted into an acrylic base crafted to help restore the loss of function and aesthetics that occurs with missing teeth. These are fabricated for the patients to look just like natural gums. Full denture will be fitted if all lower and upper teeth need to be removed or patient’s have an old complete denture replaced. A full denture is made out of porcelain or acrylic material which are held together by an acrylic or metal base. Full denture will last for 5-10 years with proper care and maintenance. If the patient is missing teeth because of gum disease, tooth decay and teeth broken then, full denture implants will help bring back their beautiful smile along with improving overall dental health as well.
Types of full dentures
There are two types of full dentures:
- Premium dentures: It is the highest quality removable denture that fits accurately and comfortably. Made from high quality materials, they last longer, allowing your patient for better chewing, a natural appearance, and optimal function. It will fit and look better in comparison to any other dentures.
- Economy dentures: These are the cost- effective dentures and are ideal for the patient who wants quick and less costly teeth replacement. Economy dentures require several visits for relines and adjustment to have a comfortable fit. However, it may not fit easily and is less comfortable than premium dentures.
Cost of full dentures
Cost of full dentures differs with the type and treatment of dentures that patients want. For the economy dentures it may cost about $400 to $500 for one arch and about $1000-$1100 for a complete set. Similarly, for premium dentures it can cost about $2000 to $4000 per denture and about $5000 to $8000 for a complete set.
Pros and cons of full dentures
Getting full dentures has several benefits. It can restore a patient’s confidence.
Pros of full dentures are:
- Builds confidence and improves self-esteem
- Makes eating and chewing more comfortable
- Looks natural and can be custom-made
- Can replace the entire arch of teeth
- Improves proper speaking
- Can be easily cleaned
- Cost-effective teeth replacement
Every treatment has ups & downs. Therefore, there are also some cons when getting a full denture.
Cons of full dentures are:
- Requires more maintenance like repairs and relines
- Slips out of the place while eating or chewing
- Can break if not handled properly.
- It takes time to get used to as it covers the roof of the mouth.
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