How much do natural-looking dentures cost in Arden, NC?
By Dr. Christopher Port
Adults who have lost a tooth, or several teeth, are often eager to have them replaced. However, when considering dental replacement options, patients must think of cost, timeline, and lifestyle to choose the best option for their unique situation. Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center helps his Arden, NC, area patients learn more about achieving a natural-looking smile with dentures.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a practical tooth replacement choice for many patients. You can use them to replace several teeth or an entire upper or bottom arch of teeth. Many patients remember the dentures that their grandparents or parents used. However, Dr. Port reminds individuals that dental technology has advanced a great deal, and today's dentures provide a far more natural appearance and comfortable fit than those of previous generations.
What types of dentures are available?
Patients considering dentures have various choices – ranging from partial or full dentures and removable or permanently placed dentures. Choosing between full and partial dentures will depend on the number of teeth that need replacing. If the patient only has one tooth or a couple of teeth to replace, the partial denture is the right choice. However, if an entire set of top or bottom teeth is missing, patients will require a full set of dentures. Removable dentures have the advantage of being able to be removed for cleaning; however, permanent dentures often feel the most secure.
How much do dentures cost?
Like many dental treatments, the cost of your dentures will depend on your circumstances. When you consult with the dentist, he will explain your treatment plan's steps and help you understand the associated costs.
Often, patients will ask if they need to replace a missing tooth, especially if the missing tooth is a molar that you can't see. Dentists urge patients to replace any tooth that is missing. Not only will it increase your confidence, but a missing tooth can create more dental health problems in the future as the remaining teeth will lose support and begin to shift out of place. Further, without stimulation to the jawbone, it will start to deteriorate and can cause facial drooping.
If you are missing a tooth and considering your replacement options, call the Asheville Smile Center today at (828) 585-4049.
Dr. Christopher Port is a full-time practicing dentist in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2007,Dr. Port founded the Asheville Smile Center, a dental practice dedicated to helping patients achieve a lifetime of dental health and beautiful smiles.
- Lisa S. Best dentist experience I've ever had! Everyone is incredibly nice and personable. It's evident that this isn't just work for the employees, but an enjoyable place to be. I was very impressed with how well they communicated with one another and worked diligently to personalize the experience for me and other customers. I wasn't just another mouth to clean, but a person who they wanted to get to know, and I still came out of there with an exceptional cleaning and more knowledge about my dental hygiene than when I came in. I'm so thankful for their wonderful work and service, not to mention the two freshly baked cookies on my way out!
"Dr. Chris Port, Asheville esthetic dentist and smile rejuvenator, recently signed a publishing deal with CelebrityPress, a leading health book publishing company along with other leading dental professionals from across the country to release the book, "More Than A Mouthful."