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Dentures in Shepherdsville

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If you have missing teeth that you would like to replace, you have several options in front of you to restore your smile. Dental implants are a fantastic choice for many people, but they’re not right for everyone. Similarly, while a bridge is a sturdy and long-lasting solution that can replace a few teeth, it may not be ideal for your circumstances. Dentures might be exactly what you need! They offer a quick, convenient, and reliable way to bring back the beautiful grin that you’ve been missing.

Full and Partial Dentures

Dentures are false teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. Usually, the base adheres to the gums via natural suction or with the help of a special denture adhesive. Dentures can be constructed of various materials.

Depending on your situation, you may need a full or partial denture.

Full and partial dentures

The Benefits of Dentures

Well-made dentures offer several significant benefits:

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The Process for Getting Dentures

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Your first step toward a restored smile is to visit your dentist in Shepherdsville for a consultation. We’ll take a look at your mouth and recommend a treatment option that best fits your circumstances. If dentures seem like the ideal solution for you, we’ll get started on creating your new teeth.

To make sure your dentures fit well, we’ll need to take some impressions of your mouth. Those impressions go to a laboratory that will get to work on creating your prosthesis. Once it’s ready, you’ll come back and we’ll let you try out your dentures. We may have to make some adjustments so they are comfortable for you.

At subsequent appointments, we will continue to make sure your dentures fit well. As the years go by, natural chances to your jaw structure might require that you periodically get new dentures so you can continue to enjoy the secure, natural-looking smile that a well-fitting prosthesis provides. 

Dentures FAQs

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of having a full and complete smile again? Our team at Exceptional Dentistry can accomplish that with personalized dentures in Shepherdsville. If you’d like a little bit more information before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shoemaker or Dr. Carroll, we invite you to continue reading below for the answers to some questions that we get asked the most often. Of course, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to call us!

How Much Do Dentures Cost?

Because several factors go into the cost of dentures, we really can’t give you an estimate until we have examined your unique situation. The type of denture you need, the materials we use, and whether you’ll need preparatory work (such as gum disease therapy or tooth extractions) can all impact your final price. During your consultation, we’ll look at all of these factors and give you a cost estimate you can trust.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

Many dental insurance policies consider dentures a major restorative procedure. As such, they typically cover about half of the cost of dentures, but the exact coverage will vary based on the details of your specific plan. Our practice is proud to be in-network with many dental insurance companies, including Delta Dental, Aetna, and Humana. We’ll gladly look over your plan and help you make the most of your benefits. If you don’t have insurance, or if you need assistance paying for your dentures, we also accept third-party financing through CareCredit.

Do I Brush Dentures Like Regular Teeth?

Not exactly. While your dentures should be cleaned after each meal to remove food debris, bacteria, and plaque, you’ll need to add a few steps to your oral hygiene routine when you have dentures. First, you should invest in a toothbrush and toothpaste that are specifically designed for dentures, as regular ones can be too abrasive. Next, soak your dentures overnight in a glass filled with cleaning solution or room-temperature water to let your gums rest and prevent the dentures from drying out and changing shape. Lastly, be sure to remove any lingering adhesive after you take out your dentures.

Will Dentures Change the Way I Talk?

No matter what kind of dentures you have, it can take some time for your tongue to adjust to this new object and begin articulating words correctly again. You can speed this process along by reading a book or magazine out loud. Many patients also find it helpful to repeat the words that give them particular trouble. If your difficulties persist after a few weeks, call our office and we may be able to adjust your dentures.