Dentures – Panama City, FL

Restoring Smiles with Trusted and Proven Solutions

Tooth loss can be a devastating reality for most people. The inability to eat or speak without fear of embarrassment as well as the reality of declining oral health are complications many patients experience. Fortunately, at Baldwin Family Dental, we are here to provide effective and proven solutions to replicate smiles and boost confidence. With dentures in Panama City, individuals living with an entire missing row of teeth can once again eat and speak with greater ease. If you or a loved one are looking for help to rebuild your smile, contact our office today to schedule an appointment. 

Why Choose Baldwin Family Dental for Dentures?

  • High-Quality Materials Used to Create Natural Prosthetics
  • Saturday Appointments Available
  • Dental Insurance Welcome and Financing Available

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

An up-close view of an older woman holding her face between her hands and smiling with new dentures in Panama City

Want dentures but are fearful you won’t be eligible for treatment? The first thing you should know is that most people who have a missing row of teeth will be viable candidates. Your ability to eat and speak confidently may be hindered right now, but it doesn’t have to stay that way forever. Your decision to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Panama City will allow you to receive the professional care you need.

During this visit, they will evaluate your oral and overall health, determining which type of denture you need: partial, full, or implant dentures. While it is possible to seek other solutions when you’re only missing a few teeth along an arch, you’ll likely be a qualified candidate for full or implant dentures if you possess good gum health, adequate jawbone density, and are missing an entire row of teeth.

What Are the Different Types of Dentures?

A full set of dentures designed for a person with missing teeth and dental instruments sitting on a table in Panama City

There are three different types of dentures, all of which Dr. Waheed or Dr. Panousis will discuss with you during your initial consultation:

Partial Dentures

If you have multiple missing teeth along the upper or lower arch, you will notice a change in your bite. This can make it harder to eat certain foods, which can drastically change your diet and how your body consumes proper nutrients. Using a partial denture, we can eliminate the gaps in your smile by creating a gum-colored, acrylic base that blends in with your natural soft oral tissues. We will then have lab technicians secure artificial teeth to the base in the appropriate areas. Using metal clasps or clips, it will attach to your natural, healthy teeth, sliding into place like a puzzle piece.

Full Dentures

Using the same gum-colored, acrylic base and artificial teeth, a full denture can be created to replace an entire row. Crafted in the shape of a horseshoe, a full lower denture will allow ample space for your tongue while a full upper denture will cover the roof of your mouth. As a result, you may need some time to adjust to your new prosthetic; however, with the help of a small bit of dental adhesive, you can feel more confident that your denture will remain firmly in place while eating and speaking.

Implant Dentures

Implant dentures are an alternative to traditional full dentures, as they use titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone for permanence and added stability. Mimicking the natural tooth structure from root to crown, the prosthetic delivers continuous stimulation to the bone while the customized denture provides a natural-looking, fully functional smile. Although they are known to cost more than regular dentures, they are designed to last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.

Benefits of Dentures

An older couple sitting at a table and enjoying a healthy breakfast while wearing their dentures in Panama City

When meeting with our team of experts at Baldwin Family Dental, we will go over the many great benefits of choosing dentures in Panama City. The choice to replace your missing teeth will leave you feeling better and looking your best, allowing you to embrace greater confidence and a better quality of life. They’ll also allow you to eat nutritious foods that fuel your body and offer greater health and wellbeing, and they’re usually covered (partially) by most dental insurance companies!

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

A blue piggy bank sitting on mock dentures

Even if you want dentures, the expense might make you hesitate. After all, a treatment is only helpful when you can afford it! Still, the cost of dentures actually varies by patient; you’ll need to consult our dentists for a precise estimate. Once an initial price is set, we’ll do everything possible to make your care budget-friendly. Our team can even explain dentures’ cost factors and the available payment options. If you’d like to learn more, just keep reading or call us today!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

A dentist showing dentures to a patient

Initially, denture treatment starts with a consultation. This visit mainly aims to see if the prosthetics would suit you. However, it also assesses your procedure’s pricing factors. Such elements include the following:

  • Your Need for “Prep Work” – If your smile needs to be prepped for dentures, treatment will cost more. (For example, pulling a tooth beforehand will add to the total expense.)
  • Denture Base Material – Since acrylic comes in different types, a denture’s base can cost more or less. One that’s durable and lifelike will naturally be pricier.
  • Replacement Teeth Material – In most cases, a denture’s artificial teeth are made of acrylic or porcelain. If you go for acrylic ones, you’ll pay less, but the appliance won’t last as long. Meanwhile, dentures with porcelain teeth cost more but last longer.

Considering these factors, note that the cheapest dentures aren’t the best. The latter sorts use subpar acrylic, resulting in fragile bases and teeth. Therefore, make sure you choose a denture of high quality!

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

A 3D illustration of implant dentures

Technically, yes – implant dentures have a higher upfront cost. Even so, however, these restorations’ cost is justified due to their benefits.

You see, implant dentures use dental implants – restorations that fuse with your jaw. Consequently, they’re more secure and stable than other dental prosthetics. You won’t have to worry about them falling or slipping. Better yet, the fusion process ensures your restored smile looks natural and pretty.

Furthermore, implant dentures are a great long-term investment. Because their implants last 15-30 years with proper care, they have a longer lifespan than typical dentures. You’d thus pay for fewer replacement visits with the former than the latter.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

A patient filling out a dental insurance form

In most cases, dental insurance will cover dentures. The average plan views these prosthetics as a “medically necessary” dental procedure. As a result, it’ll extend coverage up to 50% of a denture’s cost.

Of course, there are exceptions. Your dental plan may have limited denture coverage or no coverage at all. Given this fact, confirm your benefits before pursuing treatment. Our office staff is happy to help you do so if necessary.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

An older man paying the cost of dentures

Whether you have insurance or not, other ways exist to make dentures affordable. Many practices offer helpful payment options to help patients cover costs. For example, our own Baldwin Family Dental offers services like:

  • In-House Dental Plans – Once you’ve paid the membership fee, our office can give you discounts on various dental procedures. Such price reductions also apply to dentures!
  • Flexible Financing – Our office happens to work with CareCredit, a reputable third-party financier. Through them, you could pay for dentures with monthly low-interest installments. You’d then cover the treatment cost gradually rather than all at once.

Ultimately, Baldwin Family Dental can give you effective dentures at a reasonable price. That being the case, learn more about financing treatment by booking a consultation!