Full & Partial Dentures in Hershey PA
Does the thought of living with one-size-fits-all "false teeth" discourage you from getting dentures? If so, you’re not alone. Most people have exactly the same reaction, but dentures expertly crafted by Hershey dentist Wesley R. Davis, DDS, may be the solution you need to enjoy a whole and healthy smile.
Older dentures were made to be functional but not necessarily attractive. Over the years, we’ve seen significant improvements that make dentures fit, feel, and function better than ever. Today's modern materials and technology help us create customized dentures that feel great and actually improve your appearance.
First, Dr. Davis will examine your teeth to evaluate your current condition. He’ll take time to answer your questions, address your concerns, and discuss your specific needs. One of the first steps is to decide if you are an appropriate candidate for dentures and, if so, what kind. There are different types of dentures:
- Partial dentures are for those with only some missing teeth. They are designed to fit between the remaining teeth and are held in place with clasps.
- Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing. These dentures can be customized so you will get just the smile you have wanted. They typically rely on suction to hold them in place.
- Overdentures are secured over a few remaining teeth or dental implants.
Implant-supported dentures can truly transform your life. Chewing with traditional dentures can be a real challenge, especially in the lower jaw. However, dentures supported by dental implants allow you to chew with the same comfort of natural teeth, and you don’t have to worry about your dentures moving out of place.
What You Need to Know About the Dentures Process
Depending on which type of denture we choose, the entire process from beginning to end usually takes about four to six weeks. We will have you come in only when necessary and will work with your busy schedule to arrange appointments that are convenient for you. We want to be sure your new dentures fit perfectly and comfortably.
The cost of your dentures will vary depending on whether you need a partial or full set of dentures. Some dental insurance plans will cover dentures and others will not. We’ll be happy to check with your dental insurance plan so that you know what the final cost will be for you. There are also third-party financing options that you can consider, such as CareCredit.
Give Us a Call to Get Started
Having a full set of functioning teeth will help you eat and talk comfortably and laugh again. You’ll be amazed at the difference that well-made dentures can make in your life! Take the first step and call our Hershey dental office today to schedule your free dentures consultation.