Dentures in Somerset, KY

Our top Somerset, KY dentist cares about your smile and your personal wellness. Dr. Pope understands that missing teeth can derail your happiness and leave you feeling embarrassed, and that is only for starters.

Missing teeth can seriously disrupt your life, and having dentures that fit is a matter of protecting your health as well as your appearance. Ill-fitting dentures can create sores, may shift or move around, and can lead to some embarrassing moments. Having the right fit means that you can eat the foods you need to stay healthy and have an increased quality of life. 

At Southern Dental Group, our practice believes in and is committed to a customized, premium denture service. When we consider how many times a day we smile, chew, and speak, it becomes very clear that a denture's design and fabrication are very important. With a customized, premium denture, we use advanced techniques along with premium teeth and acrylic. Even more importantly, we preview all cases (multiple times, if necessary), so that the final result is not left to chance.

If you’re considering dentures for the first time or if you would like to upgrade to a better quality denture, contact Southern Dental Group today at (606) 678-0874. You can also book a consultation online for convenience.

Please find a list below of our most frequently asked questions about dentures to help you get a better idea about our Somerset, KY dental practice and our commitment to helping you restore your smile. And don’t forget to check out our video!

 

 

Am I a good candidate for dentures?

The denture process begins with a consultation in our Somerset, KY dental office. Dr. Pope will generally do an oral exam, take x-rays, and discuss your denture options with you. This process helps him determine whether you’re a good candidate for dentures.

The good news is that most adults are able to wear dentures without issue.

During your consultation, don’t hesitate to ask questions or bring up any concerns that you may have. Dr. Pope is very patient, and he wants you to feel at ease during this consultation and throughout the denture process.

If you’re found to be a good candidate, a careful mold is taken of your mouth to create custom dentures that fit you and only you!

What are full dentures?

When you are missing all of your teeth on your upper or lower arch, Dr. Pope will design complete dentures to allow you to chew and smile confidently. He takes his time and uses his extensive experience to make dentures that look great, fit great, and will last a long time. 

We never cut corners when it comes to creating dentures for our patients because we know being able to chew comfortably and eat a healthy diet is essential to maintaining your health in the long term. Take a look at one of our techniques for giving you the best dentures for your lifestyle in Somerset, KY.

What is the difference between full dentures and partials?

When you are missing some but not all of your natural teeth, we can use remaining healthy teeth to anchor a partial denture. A partial removable denture allows you to keep your healthy natural teeth and replace the missing ones with realistic, natural-looking denture teeth.

Keeping your natural teeth provides some advantages by preserving your remaining bone—which can shrink without the support of teeth—and to provide an anchor to secure your partial denture. Dr. Pope can determine the health of your remaining teeth and design a high-quality partial to complement your smile.

Will my denture or partial look natural?

Our patients think we offer the best dentures in Somerset, KY. Dr. Pope uses the latest technologies and the best materials to provide a denture or partial that looks as much like natural teeth as possible.

The denture or partial is customized to fit the contours of your mouth, and the teeth are shaded to look just like natural teeth.

Dr. Pope is not happy unless he can provide you with the best denture for your needs.

With dentures by Southern Dental Group, no one will even know you’re wearing dentures!

Is the denture process painful?

At Southern Dental Group, we keep you relaxed and out of pain during all dental treatments and procedures.

We can also provide aftercare instructions and anything else you might need to stay comfortable at home.

Patients have found our denture process to be very easy, and our staff is always here to treat you like family and provide a cozy and pain-free setting for your dental care.

My dentures feel loose. Can you help me?

Your bone structure changes over time and jawbones shrink without supportive teeth. Eventually, you may find that your dentures need an adjustment. This is a simple process and can be completed during a single dental visit. We will not leave you hanging once you receive your new dentures.

When your dentures are completed, we will be there to help with any realignments. You can count on us to support your continued health and wellness.

What are implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures in Somerset, KY rely on a few strategically placed implant posts to secure your denture.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • No need for adhesives
  • No need for denture adjustments or realigns
  • Helps prevent bone loss
  • No slippage

Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically implanted in your jaw. These posts bond with your jawbone and provide a solid foundation for an implant-supported denture.

If I have dentures, why do I still have to see the dentist?

Dental care is about more than teeth. It is important to have gum evaluations so that Dr. Pope can notice any oral changes that have taken place between visits.

Additionally, a denture, even an implant-supported denture, will not protect you from gum disease.

If you have a partial denture, it is essential to keep your natural teeth healthy to be able to support your partial.

Preventive care is still essential to your oral health. In fact, failure to visit your dentist regularly not only increases your risk for periodontal disease, but it also puts you at risk for gum infections, dental emergencies, and may lead to implant failure.

Do you accept my insurance?

Our top dentist wants you to have the care you need. This is why he accepts insurance both in and out of network.

At Southern Dental Group we are in-network providers for Delta Dental Premier plan and Superior Dental plan, but we will file for all insurance companies to help you get the care you need.

If you have more questions concerning insurance, get in touch with our dental office.

What types of payments do you accept?

We accept most payment plans for your convenience and because we don’t want an issue like this to stand in the way of your dental care.

We accept the following forms of payment: cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

If you have questions about financing, never hesitate to get in touch with us. In many cases, we can also provide treatments on a timeline that works within your budget.

Aside from cash, checks, and most major credit cards, we have also partnered with a few financing groups to provide even more payment options for you.

Lending Club and CareCredit offer online applications and quick responses. These lenders cover dental care costs and allow you to repay the money over a predetermined period of time—often without interest. This is an ideal solution if you do not have dental insurance or if your insurance coverage has run out for the year or doesn’t cover a specific treatment or procedure.

Dr. Pope and his entire team want to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Whether you need a full denture, partial, or implant-retained denture, we are here to help. If you need a replacement denture or are considering dentures for the first time, our goal is to provide quality care throughout the process.