Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances used for replacing missing teeth. Tooth loss affects one’s appearance and often inhibits their ability to chew, bite, and speak. With custom-made dentures in Medina, OH, you can comfortably restore your smile and regain your oral health.

Dentures Create Healthy, Beautiful Smiles

At Frontier Dental, we offer a wide variety of dentures to fit every patient’s needs. From immediate dentures placed after extraction to implant-supported dentures that stay securely in place, we’ll help you find the best option for you!

Our prices are very competitive and are often close to your lower dental insurance fees. We will be happy to discuss the cost of dentures with you, and our dental team will be happy to schedule a consultation so you can find out more about getting a healthier, fuller smile with dentures.

Schedule a Dentures Consultation with Us!

We look forward to helping you achieve a seamless, more youthful smile and improve your ability to laugh, speak, smile, and chew confidently again! Please call our dentures dentist in Medina, OH, to get started.

Long-Lasting Health Benefits of Dentures

There are many benefits of having dentures, both physically and mentally. Today’s custom-made dentures are more comfortable and durable than in years past, and they can transform your health. Dentures can: 

Enhance Your Appearance

Nothing adds to your appearance like a beautiful, healthy smile, thanks to dentures.

Boost Your Self-Esteem

No more hiding your smile! Dentures can give you a natural-looking and functional smile you’re proud of. 

Help You Bite and Chew Easily Again

It can be difficult or painful to eat certain foods with missing teeth, and dentures restore comfort and chewing function.

Provide Support for Facial Features 

Tooth loss results in a lack of support for facial features like lips and cheeks and contributes to a saggy, sunken appearance. Dentures fill out the face and restore a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Improve Your Speech

Tooth loss makes it difficult to form certain words, but replacing missing teeth with dentures helps you speak clearly again. 

Easy to Remove

You can remove your dentures easily for quick and thorough cleaning. The better you take care of your dentures, the longer they will last without discoloration or wear. 

Improve Your Oral Health

Missing teeth can force existing teeth to shift in the mouth, cause misalignment, and put additional stress on the remaining teeth. This, in turn, can wreak havoc on your oral health; however, dentures can correct this problem substantially. 

Our team at Frontier Dental Ohio offers comprehensive restorations for patients who have decayed, missing, or broken teeth. Whether you are missing only a few teeth or a whole set, we can help you determine the best dentures for your smile.

Complete Dentures Replace All Your Missing Teeth

Regardless of your age, it helps you to smile with confidence. A complete denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces teeth and gum tissue. Some patients have only a lower denture, some only an upper, and some have both lower and upper complete dentures. This depends on the number of healthy teeth that you have. The best results are obtained when you have a matching set of upper and lower dentures. This way, we can control where you put the teeth and how they bite down.

Complete Dentures in Akron OH

Benefits of Complete Dentures

  • Cost is less than implant dentures
  • Look great
  • Can be completed quickly
  • Can only be used in situations when you have good bone
  • Complicating factors might require implant placements

Categories of Complete Dentures

Conventional Dentures

Getting conventional dentures starts with having teeth removed at least eight weeks before manufacturing the denture. In some cases, patients come to us with teeth that they have lost for several years. When dentures are made several weeks after teeth are extracted or if the teeth are not there, a better result can be obtained. This time allows the tissues to heal from extractions. The dentures can be fixed accurately on top of stable tissues.

Fabricating complete dentures in this way is very precise. Some patients prefer to go this route because it gives them a more stable denture. Some patients do not like this option and request that they have dentures made on the day their teeth are extracted. These are called immediate dentures. 

Immediate Dentures

These dentures are inserted the day all the teeth are extracted from your mouth. The dentures are made before your day of surgery, where you have several appointments to determine where to put the teeth. Patients who opt for immediate dentures usually do not want to go without any teeth whilst their gums heal after the surgery. With immediate dentures, a patient is never without front teeth.

The drawback of this procedure is that the denture will not fit optimally after the surgery as the gums are bleeding and swollen. These dentures, therefore, need several relines until your gums are fully healed. We ask all our patients to use these dentures until their gums are completely healed up, at which point a new complete denture should be made. Many of our patients opt for this.

Usually, immediate dentures need to be relined within 2-6 months because of tissue changes that take place following the extractions completed on the day of denture delivery.

Partial Dentures Replace Some Missing Teeth Partial Dentures

We custom-design partial dentures for patients who do not need to replace all upper or lower teeth as a complete denture does. Partials are made out of acrylic, metal, or flexible resin, which has become more popular.

These are great options to replace several of your missing teeth if you cannot afford implants to replace the multiple. However, all remaining teeth must be in good condition and strong enough to hook clips and components in place and share the load of dentures with the gums.

Immediate Dentures Placed after Extraction

Immediate dentures can be either complete or partial dentures. If we extract a single tooth and need to wait while you save up for a dental implant, an immediate denture is a very efficient and affordable option.

Due to changes in the mouth and jaws after tooth extraction, we will need to reline Immediate dentures several times to ensure a perfect fit and comfortable function. The more teeth we remove, the more relines we will need to perform.

Also, the condition of your teeth before extraction is critical. If your teeth are in bad shape, you will need another set of dentures when your gums are all healed up. This is our recommendation.

Fixed Hybrid Dentures Use Implants for Stability

Fixed hybrid dentures are a modern, state-of-the-art solution that has completely changed how prosthodontists approach replacing a full set of missing teeth.

These dentures, sometimes referred to as All-on-4® dentures, are “fixed” because they are attached to dental implants anchored in the jawbone. Fixed hybrid dentures are acrylic with a metal core or framework for strength and rigidity, and you do not need to remove them at night. 

To place a hybrid denture, we first need to place the implant and allow about four months for it to heal and integrate with the jawbone. The final fixed dentures are made after healing is complete.

Our flat-rate fee for hybrid dentures includes:

  • Removing existing teeth and placing all implants, components, and parts
  • Providing a set of temporary dentures on the day of surgery
  • Placing the final restoration—typically a denture—three to four months after implant placement

Over the past decade, the success of fixed hybrid dentures has been scientifically proven and documented with favorable clinical outcomes and results.

Cosmetic Dentures Improve Facial Appearance Cosmetic Dentures

The aging process and loss of teeth can lead to a shortened face, which causes wrinkles because of a natural compression of facial features. With cosmetic dentures done by Dr. Karunagaran, we can help you resolve aesthetic concerns and avoid the common risks associated with more invasive procedures.

Cosmetic dentures can reduce some of the effects of aging, but they are often used in combination with cosmetic surgery. These dentures increase facial height and support and fill out the face to prevent a shrunken facial appearance.

Our Affordable Dentures Packages Our Affordable Dentures Packages

Everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile. With our denture packages in Medina, OH, you can get the smile you have always wanted!

These options are for patients without dental insurance and those with dental insurance that we are not listed with. Do not worry, as we will still file a claim for you with your insurance company to get the most reimbursement from your insurance company for you.

Because we provide quality dental services at this office, produce quality products, and use quality dental labs and materials, our fee may be higher in some instances.

  • Extraction with premium dentures includes extractions, two sets of dentures (healing denture and new premium denture or implant premium denture after healing)
  • Premium complete dentures top and/or bottom 
  • Premium top complete denture and 2-implant bottom snap-on premium denture  
  • 4-implant top snap-on premium denture and 2-implant bottom snap-on premium denture
  • 4-implant top snap-on premium denture and 4-implant bottom snap-on premium denture 

We understand that cost drives many of the decisions you make about dental care, and we would love to talk to you about how we can make the process as affordable as possible for you. Please call our Medina, OH, dental office to schedule a dentures consultation with Dr. Karunagaran for more information.