About Removable Dentures
Adults may loose their teeth because of tooth decay or trauma to the mouth, but custom dentures can restore the smile to a natural appearance. Dentures can be tailored for the entire mouth, or just some of the mouth, referred to as partial dentures. This dental apparatus, whether full or partial allow individuals to regain a natural appearance and full function of the teeth. Removable dentures allow patients to use their teeth and mouths with full function, including eating, drinking, and speaking. Because this type of denture is not anchored, these dentures can be placed for the the lower or the upper, or both, and can be removed when needed. Our dentists at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN use experienced dental labs to produce all of our custom dentures, using only the highest materials so they appear natural.
What to Expect
Denture treatment begins with our dental practitioner at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek prepping the patient's mouth to be ready, which possibly could include a full exam and cleaning, as well as extractions or fillings. After the mouth is prepped, digital X-rays and molded impressions will be taken and sent to our dental lab so that the custom dentures can be created. While the real dentures are being made, our dentists will provide the patient temporary dentures to use. As soon as the new dentures are ready our dentists will fit and adjust them as needed for a long-term fit.
Removal dentures require special care instructions to keep them in proper condition. Our staff at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek will provide these instructions when the patient gets their dentures. With diligent care, removable dentures can last for 10 years or longer. Our dentists advise patients to get annual visible checks to ensure that the fit of the dentures are good.
Generally, dental insurance covers some of the cost for dentures. The total fee covered depends on the patient's benefits policy, but our accounting department at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek will contact the patient's insurance company to gain an understanding their costs. We invite patients to contact DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN to learn more about our credit options in the event insurance is not accepted.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are having difficulty eating and talking due to lost teeth, full or partial customized dentures by DentalWorks - Turkey Creek in Knoxville, TN can reestablish the appearance and function of your smile. Each denture is uniquely made with the materials, colors, size, and shapes required to match your teeth and face to give you your ideal fit and a gorgeous, natural-looking smile. Make an appointment with our dentists at DentalWorks - Turkey Creek to learn more about the benefits of personalized dentures.