Missing teeth can make it difficult to talk, eat, chew and be part of social activities. Legacy Dental is the best place in Albuquerque for high-quality denture treatment.
At Legacy Dental, we understand the stresses that can come from having missing, broken, cracked or chipped teeth, and we know what a difference a full set of teeth can make. We can help you determine whether dentures are a good fit for you and which type will work best. If you already have dentures, we can help with repairs, relines and much more. Like stabilizing your dentures, existing and or new, with implants.
Dentures are made of an acrylic base that fits either over the roof of your mouth or around the bottom teeth in a horseshoe shape. Replacement teeth in the denture sit either above or below the base. We will make them just for you based on your needs and the shape, size and look of your natural teeth. Then, we place the dentures after any healing is complete following oral surgery or tooth removal.
Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, and immediate dentures may be available depending on your situation. Once fitted, dentures can be uncomfortable for a few weeks, but in time, you will get used to speaking and eating with them on. Be sure to ask our dental team all your denture questions so we can help you plan for long to wear them on a daily basis, what to eat while wearing them, whether or not you need a denture adhesive and the steps you should take for denture-related oral hygiene.
These are also known as dental bridges and are attached to remaining natural teeth or crowns. Our dental team will anchor your partial dentures to these teeth to both fill the gaps in your mouth and prevent the other teeth from moving and changing shape. Partial dentures are an affordable alternative to dental implants, which are not possible for some patients who have missing teeth.
For many patients, most or all of the cost of dentures is covered by insurance policies. Our team is experienced at working with these insurers to help our patients get the best possible pricing. Dentures can last if cared for properly but may need to be replaced every five years if your mouth or lifestyle changes. It’s best to make sure your first set of dentures fits properly so you can save on replacement costs. The full cost of dentures can vary widely based on the individual, but compared to alternatives such as dental implants can be a much more affordable and economical way to replace missing teeth. Please visit us in person so we can help you understand your options.