Dentures are partial or full mouth replacements for missing teeth, designed to give you the experience of natural teeth.
Dentures in Maynard, MA
Dentures are prosthetic teeth secured to a gum-colored base and are used when a person is missing all, or most, of their natural teeth. This could be the result of an injury or declining oral health. Dentures are a great way to enjoy the benefits of healthy and natural teeth, such as feeling good when you smile and ensuring you can chew and eat without worry. They are easy to use and offer a fast and effective solution to overcoming severe tooth loss. They can be secured with or without dental implants, it’s best to visit with us to discuss all available options and determine the best solution for your needs.
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How much do dentures cost at Maynard Family Dentists?
At Maynard Family Dentists, our goal is to provide you with a smile you’re proud of—and that’s affordable. The cost for dentures in Maynard, MA are listed below. Your out-of-pocket costs depend on your insurance coverage at the time.
- Tooth Extraction – $250-$387 / tooth
- Permanent Denture – $2,900 / arch
- Upper Temporary Denture – $2,356
- Lower Temporary Denture – $2,229
From start to finish, the denture process takes approximately 3 to 6 months, depending on a variety of factors. A typical process for getting dentures is listed below.
- Consultation. During your first visit, Dr. Pedersen examines your overall oral health, looks for any signs of infection or decay, identifies if any other teeth need to be extracted, and works with you to determine if dentures are the best route for you.
- Tooth extraction. If you have other teeth that need to be removed prior to the denture placement, we will set up a time for you to come back to the office, where Dr. Pedersen will extract these teeth. Healing takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
- Follow-up and denture measurements. After your consultation—or after your extractions are healed—you will come in for a follow-up appointment where we take measurements and a mold of your mouth to ensure the dentures fit your mouth—and any remaining teeth—exactly as they should. These results are sent to a dental lab where the dentures are built to match the specifications.
- Fitting the dentures. Once your dentures are ready, you will come to the office where we will fit the dentures so they are functional and comfortable for you. If needed, we will make any additional adjustments to ensure you leave feeling confident with your new dentures.
- Regular dental visits and any additional adjustments. After you get your dentures, we recommend checkups twice a year to ensure your gums and the dentures remain in good condition, as well as to make any adjustments to the dentures over time.
Meet Your Dentist
Dr. Colin Pedersen
Dr. Pedersen loves meeting new patients and providing them with a smile they are proud of. He graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and focuses largely on restorative dental care from fillings to dentures.
Do dentures hurt?
While there should not be any pain, it may take some time to adapt to wearing your dentures and eating/speaking with the dentures, but you will eventually have the same function and control as with regular teeth. If you notice jaw soreness, uneven pressure, or other discomforts, talk to your dentist as your dentures may need adjusted.
How will dentures feel compared to regular teeth?
Dentures will feel slightly different as they are not retained in the jaw like regular teeth are. After wearing them for a little bit, you will become adjusted to the feeling and functions of dentures.
How do I clean my dentures?
Brush the denture daily. Use a soft-bristled brush daily to remove food, plaque, and other deposits.
Soak the denture overnight. Remove the denture at night and soak it in a nonabrasive at-home denture cleanser.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are numerous types of dentures available. Your dentist can recommend the best option for you, based on your needs, budget, and preference for denture.
Traditional dentures can be easily removed and cleaned on a daily basis. This is a non-surgical denture option. The removable dentures grip around the dental arch / remaining jawbone and rely on suction to remain securely in place. They are easily removable and do not require any recovery time for a patient to start using them.
Partial dentures are removable prosthesis that fills an area of several missing teeth. It can be removed to clean and sleep and is an affordable and good-looking option for many patients.
Implant-supported dentures where the dentures snap into place onto dental implant attachments. These are much more secure than traditional dentures, can still be removed for easy cleaning, and help prevent future bone loss, premature and facial sagging.
Fixed dentures which are permanently secured using dental implants. Once installed, they cannot be removed unless oral surgery is provided. With the proper care, fixed dentures will last a lifetime and feel almost indistinguishable from natural teeth.