Missing some or all of your teeth can leave you feeling frustrated by dietary restrictions and uncomfortable with your smile.
Dr. Bruce Watkins can restore your smile with lifelike dentures, giving you back your dental function and self-confidence.
Discover why patients with missing teeth come to our Elkhart, IN, practice for their treatment...
Restore Your Smile Today
Dr. Watkins and his team are dedicated to providing you with a customized, comfortable denture to restore your missing teeth. Using the most streamlined and accurate dental technology, we offer successful longterm solutions that exceed our patient's expectations. Dr. Watkins has extensive experience in advanced restorative dentistry, achieving Diplomat level training (the highest distinction) with the International Dental Implant Association. You can expect nothing less than top-of-the-line dental care with our knowledgeable team.
Get started on your denture treatment today with Watkins Family Dentistry. Schedule your consultation at our Elkhart dental practice online or by calling:
"A diamond in dental care"
Great staff! Always friendly and make you feel comfortable no matter what youre getting done. The tools they use are advanced and Bruce Watkins will definitely tell you straight up what treatments you need and hes very good at what he does. Would not go anywhere else.View on Google
Excellent Dentist and Staff!! Completely looks after the patient. Dr. Watkins knows his craft and does CARE for you. They are 100 percent professional in every way. Their work is very Excellent. Found a diamond in dental care here! My family has been with the practice for several years. They are keepers!View on Google
Your Denture Options
Traditional dentures do not require surgery and are typically the most affordable restorative option. This removable prosthetic consists of artificial teeth anchored into a gum-colored base. The prosthetic fits directly over the gums and is held in place by suction, clasps, or dental adhesives. While many patients require a full denture to restore all the teeth in a dental arch, some patients retain one or more healthy natural teeth. In these cases, we create a partial denture that secures around the remaining teeth with a metal framework filling in the gaps with added stability.
Implant-supported full and partial dentures are a fantastic way to restore missing teeth, proving patients with unrivaled stability and oral health benefits. They involve placing small titanium posts into the jaw that heal and become a permanent fixture in your mouth, replacing the absent tooth roots. Dental implants not only anchor your custom partial or complete denture, but they stimulate the tissues in your jaw to prevent bone recession. Dental implants are not appropriate for everyone but are an optimal longterm solution for qualifying patients.
See How Partial Dentures Restore Your Smile...
Developing Your Custom Treatment Plan
During your consultation, Dr. Watkins will use our in-office cone beam computerized tomography scanner to analyze your jaw and determine your best options for treatment. Certain factors like low bone density and the location of your sinus cavities can impact the success of dental implants. Our high-tech equipment allows us to make the most accurate diagnosis of your oral condition and recommend preliminary procedures that can restore your candidacy for implant dentures.
Worried You Don't Qualify?
If you do not meet the necessary requirements to qualify for traditional dental implants, we can provide an alternative solution. Using a technique known as All-on-6, our dentist strategically places just six implants to support a complete denture. All-on-6 takes advantage of your existing bone tissue, giving a wider range of patients access to implant-supported dentures without preparatory procedures.
If you are unsure about dental implants, remember you still have the option of our high-quality traditional dentures...
While denture treatment at our Elkhart practice is custom-tailored and depends on a patient's particular needs, the process typically involves two to three stages.
Note that your treatment will look much different if you are receiving implant-supported dentures.
Day of Procedure
The Transformation is Incredible
Can I Afford Dentures?
The cost of dentures varies from patient to patient, so we will first need to examine your smile before giving you a personal estimate. However, our Elkhart practice strives to make dental care as affordable as possible with several flexible payment options. We accept most major dental insurance plans and will work directly with your provider to maximize your benefits. If you are uninsured or have remaining out-of-pocket expenses, you can finance your treatment through CareCredit® or LendingClub®. These plans allow you to make low- to no-interest monthly payments towards your dentures without breaking your budget.
"Dr. Watkins and his staff are great! Not only do they do a great job at an affordable price, but they are also nice and the atmosphere is very friendly!"