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Dentures – Lake Zurich, IL

Customizable Prosthetics For a Complete Smile

Dentures in Lake Zurich are time-tested prosthetics known for their reliability. Used for decades and even centuries to replace missing teeth, the materials used have changed dramatically but the goal remains the same – to restore and rebuild incomplete smiles. At Grand Dental - Lake Zurich, our team is here to create and customize dentures to ensure optimal stability and fit for a longer-lasting, more fully functional smiles. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Grand Dental - Lake Zurich for Dentures?

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

Man with dentures in Lake Zurich

Patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth will likely be considered qualified candidates for dentures. Those who are missing only a few should consider a possible alternative; however, partials are a convenient and reliable option should our team believe it is the right choice. After undergoing an initial consultation, a person can expect to learn if they are a good candidate for dentures as well as if any preliminary treatments must be performed first.

What Are the Different Types of Dentures?

Full dentures in Lake Zurich

There are three different types of dentures a dentist in Lake Zurich will go over with patients. Depending on preference, oral and overall health, jawbone density, and budget, one of the three will be the ideal choice:

Partial Dentures

Made from an acrylic, gum-colored base, partial dentures use artificial teeth that are placed strategically on top of the base to fill in the gaps in a person’s smile. Using metal clasps that attach to healthy abutment teeth, this device is placed along the arch and fitted like a puzzle piece.

Full Dentures

Similar in design to partial dentures, it, too, uses a gum-colored, acrylic base and artificial teeth. The main difference is that these replace an entire arch of missing teeth. The top denture is designed to cover the complete palate (roof of the mouth), while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to make room for the tongue. These are held into place with natural suction and sometimes, denture adhesives.

Implant Dentures

Unlike their traditional counterparts, implant dentures are held into place with between four and six dental implants that are positioned and placed inside the jaw. They are stronger, more stable, and can last 30 years or more with proper care. Implant dentures are small, screw-like, titanium posts that mimic the natural root of a tooth and offer maximum support to the customized denture secured on top.

Benefits of Dentures

Woman smiling with dentures in Lake Zurich

Dentures can change the life of a person who is struggling with tooth loss, especially when it comes to improving their ability to eat, speak, and smile. Some of their most common benefits include:

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

Woman smiling after cost of dentures in Lake Zurich

The cost of dentures in Lake Zurich is different for each person. When patients arrive for their scheduled consultation, a variety of factors are considered before determining a thorough cost estimate. A member of our team at Grand Dental - Lake Zurich will make sure that everything is explained properly so that patients can make a confident decision as to how they want to proceed. With many payment options available, including dental insurance, flexible financing, and an in-house payment program, we aim to offer affordable solutions for individuals suffering from tooth loss.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

Full denture in Lake Zurich

Choosing dentures to replace missing teeth is a popular option for many patients, but the cost is going to be different for each person seeking full, partial, or implant dentures. When undergoing a scheduled consultation with a denture dentist in Lake Zurich, a patient can expect there to be various factors considered before receiving their estimate, such as:

  • The number of teeth that are missing
  • If preliminary treatments are necessary (i.e., bone grafting, periodontal therapy, tooth extraction)
  • The types of materials used to create dentures (typically acrylic and/or porcelain)

It is often enticing for patients to choose a cheaper provider who can deliver more appealing prices. Unfortunately, the materials used to make less expensive dentures often lead to more frequent replacements. This is why we will clearly explain the types of materials we use to fabricate dentures and why we believe it is more cost-effective to choose a higher-quality option.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Implant dentures in Lake Zurich

Implant dentures are more expensive than traditional prosthetics, but there is a reason. Not only do they consist of titanium posts, but they also live in the jawbone, which means they must be surgically implanted. Because of the oral surgery that is required as well as the durability and longevity of these prosthetics, they are considered costlier than other tooth replacement solutions. Millions of Americans are living with dental implants, though, so it is obvious that they are worth the additional upfront cost, as they can last 30 years or more with proper care.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

Dental insurance paperwork in Lake Zurich

Yes, a patient’s dental insurance will likely pay a portion of the cost associated with dentures in Lake Zurich. It is usually around 50% that an insurer will agree to cover; however, this is dependent on whether the patient has met their deductible and how much of their remaining annual funds are available. When meeting with a member of our team, we will thoroughly explain available coverage as well as how to get the maximum amount when filing any necessary claims.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

Man with dentures in Lake Zurich

Uninsured patients can find financial relief when receiving dentures by opting for flexible financing through CareCredit or by enrolling in our in-house membership program. With CareCredit, patients can enroll in a low-to-no-interest payment plan with no surprise fees. By opting for our Grand Advantage Plan, individuals can pay a low, annual fee that grants them access to preventive services as well as a 20% discount on all other available treatments.