Dr. Walter Kostrzewski of Comfortable Care Dentistry is an experienced dentist who can help you to restore your smile if you suffer from missing teeth. We offer dentures to our patients who are missing teeth in the form of complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth and partials are for patients who are only missing some teeth. We can place dentures after irreparable teeth have been removed (tooth extraction) and the gum tissue has healed. This process usually takes about three to four months and a temporary denture can be made while your gums heal.
Are Dentures Covered by Dental Insurance?
Because dentures are a restorative dentistry procedure they are generally covered by dental insurance. You will have to contact your individual insurance provider to see the specific costs they will cover. We recommend you do this before you elect to get dentures placed so that you are not surprised by any miscellaneous costs.
Can I Continue to Eat Whatever Foods I Like?
The short of the answer to this question is no. Dentures wearers are advised to avoid certain foods such as foods that are extremely sticky or hard. Chewing gum, sharp-edged bones, and toothpicks are all items denture-wearers should avoid.
Dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular alternative to dentures because they most closely replace missing teeth. Dr. Kostrzewski is trained to place dental implants in Connecticut and can advise you if you are eligible for this type of treatment. The advantages to dental implants are that they form a permanent bond to your jaw bone through a process called osseointegration and the dental crowns that are custom-made for your teeth look and feel completely natural. The downside to dental implants is that they are more expensive than dentures and may not be available to all patients.
To learn more about dentures, dental implants, or how to replace your missing teeth contact our Milford, CT office today.