Are you looking for the best dentures near me in Nashville, TN? If so, you've come to the right place. McGee is a cosmetic and family dentist in Nashville, TN who specializes in providing immediate dental prostheses and partial dentures. He is known for his critical eye for beauty and experience in cosmetic dentistry, which includes porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges and adhesive joints.
Whether you've just lost all your teeth or you need some extra teeth replaced, there are plenty of ways to find the dentures you need. In this article, we'll cover various types of dentures, including snap-in, partial, and implant-retained dentures. We'll also discuss the cost of dentures if you don't have insurance and how to care for your dentures.
Immediate Dental Prostheses
Immediate dental prostheses are manufactured and placed the same day the teeth are extracted, allowing patients to come out with their new appliance. McGee will take measurements and model the patient's jaw during a preliminary appointment. While patients don't have to run out of teeth during the healing process, they may need to re-adjust once the jaw has fully healed.
If you still have teeth left, partial dentures complete your smile. We compare them to your existing teeth. Partial dentures come in a variety of materials including metal, lightweight acrylic, and flexible options. McGee will discuss all the options and discuss which one will work best for you.
Traditional dentures are made to sit on top of your gums, using a special adhesive to hold them in place. They can be comfortable, but they can also be painful. Depending on your jawbone, they can weaken over time.
Dental implants can prevent the jawbone from deteriorating and help make dentures more comfortable. Implants are small metal screws that are placed into your jaw. They look like cylinders, and the bone grows around them.
If you have a few missing teeth or have a denture that's not working properly, implant-retained dentures may be right for you. This is an alternative to traditional dentures, which tend to slip around.
Partial Dentures with a Metal Frame
Cast metal partial dentures are very durable. They are a more expensive solution than flexible or acrylic partial dentures. However, they can last longer. They are also less bulky and easier to adjust. This type of partial denture can replace twelve teeth in one arch.
Cost of Dentures if You Don't Have Insurance
Buying dentures if you don't have insurance can be an expensive undertaking. However, the cost of dentures can vary greatly depending on the type and amount of insurance coverage you have. Fortunately, there are some ways to cut costs.
One way is to look into a dental discount plan. These plans are available nationwide and can cut denture costs by up to 60%. They can also be combined with dental credit cards. Some insurers also offer payment plans.
Another way to get dentures if you don't have dental insurance is to visit a dental clinic or clinic that specializes in low-cost dentures. The cost of dentures can vary between clinics, but the average cost is around $300 to $3500.
Caring for Your Dentures
New dentures may be uncomfortable for the first few weeks as patients adjust to them and may feel some pain. Patients should practice good oral hygiene and brush their mouths and dentures. After inserting the denture, McGee must ensure that the denture fits properly and works properly.
The best way to care for your dentures is to follow your dentist's instructions. The dentist will recommend that you brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. They may also recommend that you use a denture cleaner.
You should also try to speak clearly when speaking with your dentist. This is especially important if you're wearing a partial denture. This can be done by repeating difficult words and chewing with your tongue. Also, you should avoid chewing gum during the adjustment period. This is because gum irritation can occur.
If you have any questions about dentures, feel free to ask Dr McGee or a member of our staff. We can also schedule an appointment to discuss all the ways we replace missing teeth at our Nashville dental office.