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Warren G. Hoffman D.D.S.
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Sarasota, FL 34243
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Full & Partial Dentures in Sarasota

A smile just isn't a smile if it is incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating, to reduced  self-confidence, to jawbone deterioration. Don't give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made partials and full dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.

Unlike the in-stock product offered at 1-day denture clinics, Dr. Hoffman will work with you to construct a partial or a full denture that will be fully customized to address your needs. To achieve this, gum color, aesthetics, clips and brackets, and the exact anatomy and color of the teeth selected will all be considered and become part of the master design that will ensure your comfort and the functionality, efficacy, and aesthetic value of your customized piece.

What is a Partial?

A partial denture, commonly referred to simply as a "partial," consists of multiple teeth arranged and mounted on a gum-colored, custom-made base that often offers a solution when several teeth are missing. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial is removable.

What is a Denture?

A full denture is indicated when all your natural teeth are missing, and constitutes a complete top and/or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored, custom-made base.

If the health and stability of your existing natural teeth are greatly compromised, and dental implants, partials, crowns or bridges are an option unsuitable to your needs, a full/complete denture could deliver the solution that you are looking for.

During your consultation, Dr. Hoffman will be able to evaluate your needs, listen to your concerns, and offer you a personalized plan, which might also include the option of making a customized, immediate denture for you. With proper planning, this choice will allow you the possibility of having your denture ready and waiting for you on the very same day that you have your compromised teeth extracted.


If you are in need of a partial repair or a denture repair, please call us to schedule a time to come by the office. Dr. Hoffman will visit with you, listen to your concerns, and evaluate your needs to determine the quickest, most effective way to help you.

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We will work together to address your oral health, comfort, function, and your aesthetic concerns. Call Parkway Ridge Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman and our team. Our office, conveniently located on N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. at University Parkway, provides dental care to patients from the surrounding areas of Sarasota, Bradenton, University Park and Lakewood Ranch.

Understanding the Cost of Dentures

Cost of dentures in Sarasota

The cost of dentures in Sarasota looks different for every person. During your initial consultation with Dr. Hoffman, he will determine the status of your oral and overall health as well as your jawbone density. This will make it possible for him to identify whether you need preliminary care or can begin the process of receiving your new teeth. No matter your situation, you can expect us to go over the cost breakdown during your consultation, so you experience no surprises along the way. Below is a more in-depth look at how much you can expect to pay for your dentures. Contact us if you have any questions.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dentures

Dentures in Sarasota

There are three factors your denture dentist in Sarasota will consider when visiting him for a scheduled consultation:

  • The severity of your tooth loss and whether you will require a partial, full, or implant denture.
  • If you require any preliminary treatments (i.e., periodontal therapy, bone grafting) prior to receiving your new teeth.
  • Which materials lab technicians will use to create your dentures, which are often acrylic and porcelain.

Are there cheaper materials available? Yes, but before you run to claim them, you should know the quality you receive is often based on the price you pay. Cheap doesn’t always mean better, so you’ll want to learn more about why we opt for higher quality materials and their ability to withstand more pressure and daily wear.

Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?

Implant dentures in Sarasota

Yes, it is true that implant dentures are more expensive than traditional dentures, but if you consider their many benefits, it becomes easier to see why they require a higher upfront cost. From the increased longevity, permanent stability, improved jawbone stimulation, greater functionality, and more natural appearance, implant dentures are unlike any other type of tooth replacement solution. And just because they cost more upfront doesn’t mean they’ll cost more in the long run. Over time, you can actually save money on your smile when choosing dental implants.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?

Dental insurance paperwork in Sarasota

Your dental insurance company may agree to pay a portion of your dentures in Sarasota; however, you’ll need to review your policy to determine their level of responsibility versus yours. In most cases, insurance will pay up to 50%, but your deductible and annual maximum will also be determining factors when it comes for your insurance carrier to identify exactly how much they will pay for your new teeth. If you’re looking for answers to many of your insurance-related questions, low us to work on your behalf. We’ll also file the necessary paperwork and claims to make the process less stressful for you.

Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable

Technician creating dentures in Sarasota

No matter how your dental insurance company plans to pay for your new dentures, you may need assistance when it comes to affording the remaining balance. At Parkway Ridge Dental, we are pleased to offer alternative payment options to remove the stress surrounding the monetary side of dentistry. Some of the ways you can expect to receive financial help include:

  • Flexible Financing through CareCredit. Eligible enrollees can apply for a low or zero interest payment plan. This makes it possible for you to break up your payments and stay within your budget.
  • PRDental Savings Plan, which is an ideal option for uninsured patients who need help lowering out-of-pocket expenses for dental care.
  • In-office payment plans are also available and can be further discussed when visiting with a member of our dental staff.

Dentures FAQs

Couple smiling with dentures in Sarasota

Dentures in Sarasota are some of the most reliable and time-tested tooth replacement solutions available. For centuries, patients have turned to these prosthetics to rebuild their smiles and improve functionality. Fortunately, materials and advancements in dentistry have changed, making them a much more durable option for anyone suffering from tooth loss. If you are one of the millions who are tired of living without a complete smile, you may be considering dentures to recapture your appearance. Below is a list of questions and answers provided by Dr. Hoffman for you to review. If you have additional concerns or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

How long will you have to wait to get dentures after your teeth are pulled?

Some patients do require tooth extraction before receiving dentures. This is either because they have serious tooth decay, or it will prove more beneficial in the long run. If teeth must be removed first, the average wait time to receive dentures is 6-8 weeks. However, this is largely dependent on the type of denture you receive, but it is important to remember that your mouth must heal properly before moving forward.

While it is possible to receive dentures the same day as your extraction, there is the possibility (and likelihood) that you will require an adjustment or replacement later on, as your jawbone will likely change throughout the healing process.

If you are considering a more permanent approach to tooth replacement and wish to receive implant dentures, your wait time will likely be a bit longer, as 4-6 months is typical because of the oral surgery that is required.

Are there cheaper materials available? Yes, but before you run to claim them, you should know the quality you receive is often based on the price you pay. Cheap doesn’t always mean better, so you’ll want to learn more about why we opt for higher quality materials and their ability to withstand more pressure and daily wear.

Can I sleep with my dentures?

Sleeping with your dentures is not advised. A denture dentist in Sarasota strongly discourages this practice for many reasons:

  • Continious wear can result in poor circulation throughout the gums, causing excessive irritation and ridge absorption.
  • Bacteria can develop beneath your dentures and cause pneumonia if you're not careful.
  • Valuable nutrients must be delivered to your gum tissues while asleep, and this is not possible if you continue to wear your dentures.

Will it hurt to get dentures?

Having dentures made does not result in any discomfort; however, if you need to have a tooth removed, you can expect there to be some discomfort once the anesthesia wears off. Fortunately, this is only temporary, and you should be able to manage it with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Once your dentures are firmly in place, however, it is not uncommon to experience some slight discomfort. The adjustment phase usually involves taking OTCs to reduce minimal pain, while talking may require speaking slowly, and eating will require enjoying soft foods initially.

A key point to remember is that if the discomfort from your dentures does not dissipate within several days, you’ll be best to contact your dentist for further information and help.

What can’t you eat with dentures?

Dentures allow you to enjoy food once again, but there are some items that you’ll want to avoid if at all possible. Anything hard, sticky, tough, or tiny can wreak havoc on your gums and newly created teeth. Some of these foods include:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Popcorn
  • Caramel
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Nuts
  • Sesame seeds
  • Peanut butter
  • Gummy candy

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