Forms for dental insurance for dentures on dentist's desk

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

Dentures are a very viable option for missing teeth that some may need at a point in their lives. Whether your teeth have gone missing due to tooth decay, old age, or an accident, dentures can really save the quality of your life. Having a missing tooth can greatly decrease a person’s confidence. Walking through life with little confidence often brings more depression and dullness. Many people go years living this way before committing to dentures because they worry about the cost. However, most dental insurances have a restorative coverage option. Let’s take a closer look at dental insurance for dentures.

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Model of teeth on dentist desk for denture stabilization

What is Denture Stabilization?

As people age or an accident occurs in their life, they may find they need dentures. Dentures make it possible for those with missing teeth to feel confident again. However, many people find dentures to be a nuisance because of the way it can move around in the person’s mouth, fall out when chewing difficult foods, or generally be uncomfortable. This is why denture stabilization has become an increasingly popular method of acquiring solid dentures.

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Are You A Candidate for Dental Implants?

When your teeth are in disrepair, you will start to have struggles in your everyday life. From chewing problems to issues of decay and disease, the state of your mouth is something that should not be ignored. At the office of Dr. Kao, we care about the health of your teeth as it can affect the rest of your physical health.

Dental implants in downtown Los Angeles may be a viable solution for your failing teeth. This procedure has the highest success rate of any dental procedure, and it can also restore full functionality and health to your mouth. If you’re ready to discover what it’s like to eat, chew, and smile in peace, while having your confidence restored, read on to find out if you are a likely candidate for dental implants.

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Dental tooth dentistry student learning teaching model showing teeth, roots, gums, gum disease, tooth decay and plaque.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

At some point in our lives, we unfortunately may come across a time when we need some periodontal work.  Periodontology is the study of dentistry that deals with the inner structures of teeth.  This study includes looking at the diseases that may affect this area and cause disruption within the structure.  If disease and disruption is the case, and it hasn’t been treated for some time, it’s possible that dental implants or dentures may be required.  But, which do you choose?  For years there has been much controversy over which dental treatment is better.  In either case, visiting a periodontist in Los Angeles will help to determine the state of your teeth’s structure and which option is best for you.  Below, we dive into the pros and cons of both.

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