What are dentures?
Dentures are a good option if you need a replacement for missing teeth. Removable dentures can renew the appearance of your smile and make it easier to speak and eat with full confidence. Dr. Peter Russo is excited to offer full and partial dentures to patients in Yarmouth, MA. Full dentures can replace all of the teeth in your upper arch, lower arch, or both, while partial dentures leave some of your natural teeth to act as support. At Bass River Dental, we can help you decide whether full or partial dentures are best for your needs and then have them custom-made to look natural. To meet with a dentist who offers dentures near you, please schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art facility in South Yarmouth, MA.
What's the difference between full and partials dentures?
Removable full dentures rest on the gum tissues and require adhesives or pastes to remain in place, and removable partial dentures are held in place by clasping around neighboring teeth. Implant-supported (fixed) dentures are anchored with titanium posts in your jaw for a secure and stable fit. This helps ensure that the denture will not slip or move out of place, even when eating or speaking. At Bass River Dental, we create dentures that look great and can improve your quality of life. For more on receiving full or partial dentures in Cape Cod or Yarmouth, MA, please talk with our team today.
"After more than 6 months, Aspen Dental could not make my dentures fit. I fired them and chose the closest dentist to my home. It was Bass River.... after going toothless for so long and making so many trips to Aspen for adjustments that did nothing, I had lost hope. Dr Pete and crew not only managed to make my dentures wearable but they laugh at my jokes too! Thanks"- M.S. / Google / May 01, 2021
what qualifies you for dentures?
You may be an ideal candidate for dentures if you have suffered the loss of many teeth but still have healthy gums and a strong jawbone. If you have natural teeth, these may either be extracted for a full denture or kept with a partial denture. During your consultation at our office in South Yarmouth, MA, our dental professionals will examine your mouth and discuss your options based on your needs and budget.
what should I expect before I get false teeth?
If needed, any necessary teeth will be extracted before taking oral impressions, which will be used to make your custom dentures. Partial dentures will be shaded to match your natural teeth for a seamless appearance. Once your dentures are crafted, the fit will be adjusted — so they are comfortable and secure. A member of our team will also go over the best way to care for your new dentures.
What Can I Expect After Getting dentures?
It may take some time before your new dentures feel comfortable and natural, but it should eventually be easier to eat and speak normally. If your dentures feel loose, return to Bass River Dental to have your dentures re-adjusted. At home, you will need to keep your dentures clean by brushing them twice a day. When you remove your dentures, they should be soaked — so they do not dry out. Continue to schedule exams and cleanings at Bass River Dental so the wear and fit of your dentures and the health of your jaw and gums can be evaluated. We will let you know if you need to have your dentures repaired or replaced, but with proper care, your dentures should last for many years.
will insurance cover artificial teeth?
If you have dental insurance, part of the cost of your dentures may be covered. Our office will contact your insurance company to determine your exact coverage and out-of-pocket expenses. During your consultation, your treatment plan will be customized — so your dentures fit both your needs and budget. To help make your denture affordable, whether you have dental insurance or not, Bass River Dental accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing.
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revitalize your smile today
Enjoy the confidence to eat and speak when your smile is restored with dentures. Our dentists are pleased to offer custom-made full and partial dentures to Yarmouth and Cape Cod, MA patients. Learn more about how dentures can restore your smile by scheduling a consultation at Bass River Dental.