Dentures

By: peterhutch

The best option that you have for finding cheap dentures is joining a discount dental plan. These discount plans are not insurance in any way, shape or form. They simply provide discounts on dental care in exchange for paying a fee to join and paying cash at the time of your appointment. No insurance, no paperwork, no payment plan, no hassle, no kidding. It's good, clean business and it will allow you to get a new set of dentures from a professional at a big discount. These discounts start out at 10% and can be as much as 60% on dentures. Most participating dentists offer discounts in the 40-50% range. This also depends on the plan you choose and where you live. Hey, if you were going to have to pay $1200 for an upper denture then that's a savings of $500-$600 that you don't have to spend.

Cheap dentures are not as good an investment as a well-made pair of life like dentures. Of course, price generally reflects the type of materials and labor used. Making dentures is an art and it takes some time to create really nice ones that look great and chew well. It's important to remember that you will be wearing your dentures daily and they should be comfortable. A good set of dentures should not cause problems.

Less expensive methods of manufacturing a denture base may well save you money initially, but there are drawbacks to be considered. Traditional methods of making the pink denture base used a heat-curing process that tended to slightly shrink the denture's intended fit. This led to a denture that no longer held a completely accurate impression of the denture wearer's ridges, so the fit would have to be adjusted. The latest technology uses an acrylic injection method to form the final denture base, thus avoiding distortion and leaving the denture with the custom fit intended. Injection molded denture bases cost slightly more to make, but they give the denture a superior fit.

The most important thing in denture care is to keep your dentures cleaned. Dentures should be rinsed in water after meals. All loose food debris needs to be removed. Dentures need to be brushed just like natural teeth. They can be brushed with an abrasive toothpaste or denture paste. They can also be soaked in a solvent or detergent. Abrasive cleaners should be avoided. The denture should be rinsed with water after soaking.

Standard Denture: The standard denture is designed for individuals who have already lost all of their original teeth. TRhese are the types of dentures that have been used for the past few decades, although there have been a few modifications in order to help them fit better and be more comfortable to wear. These standard dentures can be sized by removing some of the back portion of the denture. The only drawback to doing this is that the more that is removed, the less of a seal you'll have in your mouth to hold them in place.

For partial dentures, some minor adjustments are often made to the existing teeth in order to make a well fitting denture. After these adjustments are made, procedures for partial and full dentures are almost identical. First impressions are taken of the mouth. Impressions are negative molds of the mouth that is used to make a stone or plaster mold.

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