Partial Dentures – Marysville, WA
A Puzzle Piece for Your Smile
At Allen Creek Family Dentistry, we know missing teeth can cause more than just lower self-esteem. When eating and speaking become problematic, and you opt to forgo visits with family and friends, it’s time to consider how partial dentures in Marysville can positively impact the health and aesthetics of your smile. Instead of living with an incomplete smile that causes you to miss out on your favorite foods and time spent with the ones you love, consider the better quality of life you can have by contacting our office and inquiring about partial dentures.
What are Partial Dentures?
Unlike a full denture that is used to replace an entire row of missing teeth, partial dentures are designed to work much like a puzzle piece. Using artificial teeth that are strategically placed along an acrylic base, lab technicians use the impressions taken by our team to fabricate a customized restoration that will fit seamlessly and comfortably in place.
These restorations are held in place using metal clasps or clips that attach to nearby healthy teeth and can be easily removed when cleaning.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
When preparing to receive a partial denture to replace your missing teeth, you can expect to enjoy a wide array of benefits, some of which include:
- A non-invasive solution that requires no surgery
- A solution that does not damage or alter your nearby healthy teeth
- An affordable restorative option for individuals looking to avoid a costly treatment that may or may not be covered by dental insurance
- Greater functionality when eating and speaking
- An effective way to keep regular teeth in place, preventing them from shifting out of alignment
Cost of Partial Dentures
As you consider the potential of partial dentures, one of the first questions might be how much they will cost. The good news is if you have dental insurance, there is a good chance they will agree to cover a portion of the overall cost. Depending on whether you’ve met your deductible and how much of your annual maximum you’ve used throughout the year, they may cover anywhere from 50-80% of the total cost. If you see someone in-network with your insurance plan, this can significantly lower your out-of-pocket expenses.
However, if you are uninsured or need help to pay any remaining balance after filing with insurance, you can apply for CareCredit, which is a third-party financier that offers low and no interest payment plans to help you stay within your budget.
Implant-Retained Partial Dentures
If a removable solution isn’t the type of restoration you had in mind, our team may be able to recommend implant-retained partial dentures. These unique solutions are titanium posts that are surgically placed along your jawbone. During your consultation with a member of our team, they will determine how many implants you will need to sufficiently support your partial denture when put into place.
Not only do implants make it possible to enjoy improved oral health because of the continuous stimulation to your jawbone, but you will also:
- Enjoy all the foods you love
- Avoid the potential for additional bone and tooth loss
- Be able to easily maintain your new restoration and implants
- Enjoy a restoration that is designed to last decades or longer