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General Care

Dentures

Dentures restore your appearance and confidence by giving you a full set of teeth. There are more benefits to having false teeth than just an attractive smile. Dentures can be affordable and improve your ability to eat and speak. Though dentures may take some getting used to, our dentists can help you get your smile back.

A woman patient receives dental work and smiles while looking into a hand mirror to see the color and fit of her new dentures.

Getting Dentures

Are you ready for dentures? Before you are fitted for dentures, our dentists may need to extract some or all of your remaining teeth. If some of your natural teeth can be saved, then you may only need a partial denture. The cost associated with your new set of teeth depends on your needs and preferences. Talk with our dentists to see what type of denture is right for you.

Conventional Dentures

Conventional dentures replace your entire set of teeth. One of our dentists or an oral surgeon will extract your remaining or decaying teeth before fitting you for conventional dentures. These dentures rest on your gums and are removable. You will have to wait several months for these dentures, as your gum tissue will need to heal.

Same Day Dentures

With immediate dentures, you don’t have to spend any time without teeth. Unlike conventional dentures, you can take immediate dentures home the same day your teeth are extracted. Our dentists will measure your jaw and make a mold before your extraction. Your custom-made dentures will be ready for you to use directly after your extractions. 

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are made to replace only a few missing teeth. People get partial dentures when some of their natural teeth are still healthy. A partial denture attaches to your remaining teeth and rests on your gums. If your partial denture is removable, it may secure to your natural teeth with a metal framework or an attachment that looks a bit more natural. 

Implant-Supported Dentures

Dentures can be supported by implants. With implant-supported dentures, the dentures attach to implants in the jaw bone, creating a more permanent fit. These types of dental implants are better than conventional dentures, as they are more stable and will stay in place. 

Wearing Dentures

Dentures may be uncomfortable at first. It takes time for your mouth to get used to your new set of teeth. During your first few weeks with dentures, you will likely experience irritation or soreness. Your dentures may feel loose while your cheeks and gums learn how to hold them. If you experience continued problems with your dentures, please contact our office and schedule a followup appointment. Our dentists can help you find a comfortable fit for your dentures.

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