If you are considering getting a set of dentures you may wonder if it is worthwhile to invest in high quality dentures when there are other options available at a lower price.

Why should I pay more money for better quality dentures?

dental prostheses and equipment in the hands of a doctor. dentist office, Apple Valley Dental GroupYou will be using and wearing your dentures every day, all day for years to come. Low quality or ill-fitting dentures can cause you pain when eating or talking.  They have a less natural appearance and others are more likely to notice that they are not your real teeth.  In addition, poor quality dentures can change the appearance of your face shape, making it look sunken.

Low quality dentures are not manufactured specifically for the wearer.  Measurements are taken of your mouth, but the final denture product is assembled using stock denture bases and teeth that may not fit perfectly or match remaining teeth exactly.  Often lower quality dentures do not stand the test of time and show greater wear and tear or lose their color and appearance.

In contrast, high quality properly fitted dentures look natural, are durable and comfortable to wear.

  • The custom fit helps prevent them from slipping or falling out and preserves your appearance, keeping you looking your best.
  • When making custom dentures, great care is taken to match the individual size, shade, and shape of your teeth, rather than relying on stock options.
  • Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.  At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
  • Custom dentures last longer because they fit your mouth properly and the custom manufacturing process uses higher quality materials. The result is a product that you can confidently wear for years to come.

What should I do if my dentures get damaged?

If you have accidentally broken or damaged your dentures, it can be tempting to try to fix them yourself, but this would be a mistake.  Only a dentist has the expertise and proper materials to repair dentures.  Attempting to fix them yourself, can be more harmful than it is worth; remember that the glue and bonding materials used by dentists are FDA approved and designed for dental work.  These products are quite different from other commonly used household glues which can be poisonous and are not designed to go in the mouth.   If your dentures get damaged bring them to your dentist; a dental visit is a fast way to get a lasting solution.

How long does it take to get my dentures repaired or replaced?

Repairing dentures takes much less time than creating a new pair.  A dentist can often fix simple damage within a day, while more complicated repairs may require sending the denture to a dental lab.

It is important to do your homework and seek a well-qualified, experienced dentist who can manufacture the best product to meet your unique health and cosmetic needs.  To learn more about dentures, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Byers or Dr. Sartelle by calling us at 540-635-2493, or email us on our contact page.

Dr. Harry Sartelle, III, Apple Valley Dental Group, Front Royal VA, 22630Dr. Paul G. Byers, DDS, MS Apple Valley Dental Group Front Royal VA 22630


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