Dentures – Peabody, MA

Restoring Smiles Effectively & Comfortably

a woman in Peabody smiling with her new denturesTooth loss is prevalent throughout the United States, so you aren’t the only one if you’ve lost some or all of your pearly whites. You may also be aware of the challenges of missing teeth, such as difficulty eating, speaking, and smiling confidently. Fortunately, Dr. Spiro Saati can easily renew your full grin with dentures in Peabody! These prosthetics are specifically tailored to match your natural smile and can help you regain certain oral abilities that you’ve lost over time. Keep reading to learn more or call us today to schedule your appointment.

Why Choose Dr. Spiro Saati DMD for Dentures?

  • Durable & Lifelike Restoration Results
  • Completely Personalized Dental Treatment
  • Cost-Effective Method for Renewing Smiles

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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People who are missing any number of teeth can be eligible for receiving dentures in Peabody. That said, you’ll need to have great oral health before undergoing the process, as we wouldn’t want any underlying or developing issues from interfering with it, such as gingivitis or an infection. During your initial consultation, our team will assess the condition of your mouth and address any problems we might detect before going forward with your treatment plan. If you need any preliminary procedures, we can provide them to ensure you’re healthy enough to wear dentures.

Types of Dentures

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Dentures are incredibly versatile and can be tailored to address your specific dental needs. After looking over your oral health, our team can walk you through your options on how to restore your bite. There are generally three kinds of dentures to consider, including:

Partial Dentures

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These prosthetics can help patients who’ve lost teeth while retaining some of their natural ones. They consist of a gum-colored base and artificial pearly whites that are supported via metal clasps that wrap around adjacent teeth. This allows them to stay secure and effectively restore a functioning bite.

Full Dentures

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If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, then full dentures are the ideal solution. Similar to partials, their base will blend with your gum line. However, they’ll rely on natural suction instead of any neighboring teeth to stay in position. You may require some denture adhesive to help keep them in place, but you’ll be able to enjoy a lifelike smile and incredible bite.

Implant Dentures

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Instead of metal clasps or natural suction, implant dentures will be attached to your mouth via dental implants embedded in your jawbone. Once osseointegration is completed, you can expect to have superior stability for your artificial teeth. Not only does this option give you 80% or more of your natural chewing power, but your results can last several decades to a lifetime with proper care!

The Benefits of Dentures

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As one of the most reliable and convenient methods of replacing missing teeth, dentures continue to be one of the most sought-after treatments for patients. You’ll be sure to enjoy numerous advantages with your results, such as:

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

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There isn't a flat fee for a new set of teeth because every mouth is as unique as fingerprints. Dr. Spiro Saati believes that your financial situation should never stand in the way of achieving your best smile. Our office offers the solutions you need to replace your lost teeth without costing you an arm or a leg. You won't have to compromise quality, aesthetics, or comfort to keep dentures within your budget.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

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There isn't a set fee for dentures because there's a one-size-fits-all prosthetic. Every mouth and situation differs, and many factors affect the amount you'll pay, including:

  • Consultation: You'll require a consultation, which may include X-rays, impressions, or other diagnostic services.
  • Preparatory Procedures: Based on the results of your examination, you might need a little prep work before getting dentures, like tooth extractions or gum disease therapy.
  • Type of Denture: You have many types and styles of dentures to choose from, like traditional prosthetics or implant-supported solutions.
  • Number of Arches: Treating both arches will increase the cost, but you can't just have teeth on the top or bottom.
  • Materials: Discounted materials cost less, but they may not be as durable, comfortable, or aesthetically pleasing as higher-quality options. It's better to focus on quality instead of the price.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

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Implant dentures are more expensive initially than traditional prosthetics, but they are the most cost-effective long-term. Dental implants have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for decades with the right care. Traditional full dentures need to be replaced every few years, which can get costly over time. As a result, dental implants can end up paying for themselves down the road. Not to mention, they are the only method to replace both the roots and the crowns, giving you the next best thing to real teeth. You can't put a price on the benefits you'll gain by investing in dental implants.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

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You can use your dental insurance for your consultation and diagnostic services. Your benefits may cover any medically necessary preparatory procedures. You can use your insurance to cover some of the expenses of dentures, which are considered a major service. After meeting your annual deductible, you can use your yearly allowance to lower the amount you will pay. A member of our office will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to help you maximize your coverage to lower your out-of-pocket responsibility.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

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Besides using your dental insurance, we offer multiple options to keep dentures affordable, like:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts all traditional payment methods, including cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
  • Monthly Payments: You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using a monthly payment plan through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit. You can benefit from little or no interest in financing based on your credit approval.

Dentures FAQs

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Dentures in Peabody are a popular option to replace lost teeth because they are effective, durable, and affordable. However, investing in dentures is a big decision. Don't worry if you have a few concerns. Dr. Spiro Saati will explain everything during your consultation. You can also contact our office to speak with a member of our team or review the most frequently asked questions about dentures below.

Do Upper Dentures Always Cover the Palate?

A traditional upper denture covers the roof of the mouth. Some patients have concerns about irritation or diminished taste, which are generally temporary. However, you can also choose from palette-less options, like those used for the lower arch. Your denture dentist in Peabody will help you choose the best style for your needs and preferences.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures in My Mouth?

Dr. Saati will instruct you to wear your dentures for 24 hours after receiving them. After the first day, you must remove them every night to keep your mouth healthy and to get the most from your investment. No one wants to be caught without their teeth, but your gums need a break. Your dentures will restrict blood circulation to your gums, which can lead to sores, inflammation, and pain when the soft tissues aren't given time to recuperate. Your mouth is also a hotspot for oral bacteria, especially at night. Wearing your dentures to bed can cause an overgrowth of bacteria that can lead to odors, infections, and damage your prosthetic over time. It's best to take your teeth out before calling it a day. Don't forget to brush them and place your dentures in an overnight soaking solution.

Can I Still Eat Steak with Dentures?

It is possible to eat steak with dentures, but it isn't something Dr. Saati will recommend because it puts wear and tear on your new chompers. If you can't resist a juicy steak, tenderize it before cooking it. Cut it into small pieces to make it easier to chew. A denture adhesive can give you more stability to prevent slipping and irritation.

Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

You rely on your dentures throughout the day. You can't go without any teeth. Therefore, a broken denture is a dental emergency. Stop wearing it to avoid oral injuries and additional damage. Do not attempt to fix it on your own with glue or adhesives. Instead, contact our office right away. We will get you into the office quickly for the necessary repairs or replacements.

Do I Use Regular Toothpaste to Clean My Dentures?

Toothpaste is abrasive, so it can scratch your dentures. This can make them look discolored and trap food residue that can cause unpleasant odors. Dr. Saati recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild hand soap or dishwashing liquid. You can also purchase kits OTC made for cleaning dentures.

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