Dentures and Partials in Fayetteville, AR
Tooth loss can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem and even compromise your oral health. At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, our dental team is committed to helping you regain your smile and your oral health.
Dentures and partials in Fayetteville, AR are a practical and time-tested way to give you a great smile, improve your confidence, and give you healthier gums.
Our top Fayetteville, AR dentist is kind and compassionate, and his team holds no judgments. We only want what’s best for you going forward.
If you would like more information about our dentures and partials, contact our Fayetteville, AR dental office today at (470) 310-8945. Our team is here to help you achieve a great smile through dentures and partials today.
Please find most frequently asked questions below. We think these questions and answers underscore our philosophy and may help you get a better idea about the denture or partial process.
- What is the difference between dentures and partials?
- What is the difference between a partial denture and a dental bridge?
- What is the denture process?
- Will my dentures look natural?
- Will my dentures feel comfortable in my mouth?
- Do you offer implant-supported dentures?
- How should I care for my dentures?
- Does my insurance cover dentures?
- Where are you located?
- How do I set up a denture or partial appointment?
What is the difference between dentures and partials?
Dentures and partials are both part of restorative dentistry, but dentures are used when you have complete tooth loss. Partials, on the other hand, are used to fill in for missing teeth, connecting in and around adjacent teeth to give you a full smile. With partials, it is important that remaining teeth are healthy enough to support your partial denture.
What is the difference between a partial denture and a dental bridge?
A partial denture is designed to fit around existing teeth similar to a dental bridge, and it is removable during sleep or for cleaning.
A dental bridge is affixed to adjacent teeth via dental crowns that suspend your new tooth or teeth between the two adjacent support teeth.
What is the denture process?
The denture process begins with an exam in our Fayetteville, AR dental office. One of our top dentists will examine your gums to make sure you’re a good candidate for dentures. Don’t worry. Most people are!
Next, an impression will be taken of your oral cavity to create custom dentures that fit the unique contours of your gums.
Then your dentures are created using the best materials and artistry around!
Will my dentures look natural?
We do not do dentures in a day. Instead, our dentures and partials are custom-made, and you actually get to view them, approve the design, and suggest changes before the final product is finished. This includes everything from the shade of your restoration teeth to the shapes of these teeth. Your top Fayetteville, AR dentists would have it no other way. We believe that you have to love your smile. Nothing less is good enough!
We also work with the best laboratories in the country and utilize only the best denture artists in the world to deliver a smile you will want to show off, a smile that won’t suggest you’re wearing dentures.
Will my dentures feel comfortable in my mouth?
Our dentists work hard to make sure your dentures fit comfortably. However, wearing dentures—like wearing new shoes—take time to break in and get used to. Our patients tend to love our dentures, and we want you to be happy too.
If you have issues with fit, contact our office. Sometimes, as your jaw shrinks, you may require a realign to restore denture fit.
However, our dentures are comfortable and made of quality materials for aesthetics and ease of wear. We think you’ll be pleased.
Do you offer implant-supported dentures?
Dental implants can be used to stabilize a denture or partial and make it a more permanent smile.
Dental implants begin with implant placement posts. These posts are made from strong titanium, which means even though they are thin they are still sturdy. A few implant posts can support a full denture or a partial denture.
One of our top Fayetteville, AR dentists will assess your jawbone to make sure implant-supported dentures are the right option for you. We also use safe digital x-rays to determine the best place to implant your post.
When healing is complete and the posts have had time to bond with your jawbone, it is time to attach your partial or denture.
This means no slippage and decreased bone loss because of the stimulation offered by your implants, and a better bite force so you can enjoy more of your favorite foods.
How should I care for my dentures?
It is crucial that you clean your dentures and partials daily to clear away the bacteria that can lead to gum and fungal infections. Gum infections can lead to gum disease, which may make it difficult, painful, or even impossible to wear your dentures and partials.
Additionally, one of our Fayetteville, AR dentists will provide all aftercare instructions based on your unique needs and circumstances.
If you have partial dentures, it is extremely important to keep your adjacent teeth healthy by visiting our dental office regularly for exams and cleanings.
With implant-supported dentures or partials, it’s essential to take preventive measures so you don’t lose your implants to gum disease.
Does my insurance cover dentures?
Every insurance plan is different, but some pay a portion toward dentures or extractions. It is best to contact your insurance company to learn more.
At Northwest Arkansas Family Dental, we are preferred dental care providers with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and Guardian Insurance, but we will file dental insurance claims to your insurance provider to help you get the care you need. We serve many patients who are not in-network every day and help them determine their out-of-pocket portion, too.
Do you offer any payment plans?
Our NWA Family Dental Savings Plan is an exclusive for our patients. We want to see you get the care you deserve with is why we offer this program.
You can enroll for $295 per year and add family members for only $250—this includes young-adult children.
This plan helps you avoid hassles with your insurance company, gives you valuable discounts, means no waiting on the benefits that you should be entitled to, and no yearly caps.
Our plan coverage includes:
- Diagnostics and x-rays
- Twice-yearly exams
- Twice-yearly emergency exams
- Panoramic x-rays every three years
- Dental cleanings twice per year including fluoride and sealants
Additionally, we offer a 20 percent savings on the following:
- Dental fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dentures and partials
- Root canals
You can also save 10 percent on dental implant placement and implant-supported dentures!
Where are you located?
Our dental office is located at 659 East Appleby Road in Fayetteville, AR.
We are just off Appleby Road at McKee Circle. We provide ample parking and a warm and friendly environment for your entire family.
How do I set up a denture or partial appointment?
You can call our Fayetteville, AR dental office to schedule an appointment today. Our team is also here to answer any questions that you may have about dentures, partials, or implant-supported dentures.
At Northwest Arkansas Family Dentistry, our goal is giving you the smile you deserve and providing quality dentistry to your entire family.