What is the time frame for the teeth to be removed and replaced with dentures?
Recently, I have been breaking and losing my teeth. I had partials, but I have never had dentures, and my husband is encouraging me to finally get them. What is the cost if I have no insurance? Also what is the time frame for the teeth removal and replacement with dentures?
Answer: Denture fees vary widely based on location. The best way to determine fees for service is to visit with your dentist or prosthodontist and discuss the care you may need. You may also contact your state or local dental society to find out if the organization has any resources for the public related to the cost of dental services. You may want to seek the care of a prosthodontist. Make sure you go to a dentist with three years of training beyond dental school who specializes in the care and maintenance of dentures. To locate a prosthodontist near you, visit www.DentureWearers.com.
Temporary dentures can be placed the same day with your teeth removal. Remember that the jaws begin to shrink from losing the teeth. Although this shrinkage is dramatic for the first six months and then slows down. Also, you must remember that it is an ongoing, long-term concern for denture wearers and affects the fit of the dentures during the years. Temporary dentures will help your mouth look normal. But, after wearing the temporary dentures for six months, they will need to be remade or relined. It is important that you continue to have the fit of your dentures evaluated on a regular basis and remade as needed to maintain their function and appearance.
Response provided by the American College of Prosthodontists.