ZocdocAnswersWould my dentures be considered a prosthesis?

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Would my dentures be considered a prosthesis?

Are there dentures I don't need to remove?

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Yes. Dentures are considered a dental prosthesis, although the exact details about coverage by your insurance plan would obviously have to be worked out between you and the plan. As your question seems primarily focused in that vein, your insurance company should be able to answer the necessary questions. Your dentist's office will be available as needed to answer further questions, and hopefully will be able to streamline the process for you by taking care of many of the payment questions in dealing directly with the insurance company themselves. The next part of your question is one that would need to be addressed between you and your dentist as well. There are permanent options that are available for some patients, but it would depend in large part upon the current state of your oral health. For example, the presence and health of any remaining teeth in your mouth would need to be considered prior to making any permanent plans. Your dentist will be able to recommend the type of prosthesis that would be most appropriate, and also discuss with you how to go about arranging other, longer term, solutions. Please speak to him or her about your questions.

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