Dentures today are far more comfortable than years ago. Thanks to the advances in denture technology, you won't have to worry about sticky adhesive pastes and awkward chewing.
If you're in need of dentures, call us today. As an established dentures dentist in the Dearborn & Brownstown, MI areas, our goal is to provide dentures that look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Complimentary Dentures Consultation
If you need teeth replaced, you can come in and get a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors. Your visit will include:
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Digital panoramic X-rays if needed
- Meet with the doctor
- Get all of your questions answered
- Discuss treatment options
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable.
There are two types of dentures: full and partial.
- Full dentures are given to patients when all the natural teeth have been removed. Conventional full dentures are placed after the gum tissue has healed, which can take several months. Immediate full dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed and may require frequent adjustments during the first couple of months of use.
- Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges.
Are Dentures Right For Me?
Dentures are not for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental health.
Caring For Your Dentures
Just like natural teeth, dentures require daily maintenance to stay clean and keep bacteria from growing inside of your mouth.
Keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy:
- When handling your dentures, stand over a clean, folded towel or a sink full of water. This way, if you accidentally drop your dentures, they are less likely to break.
- Your dentures are not immune from plaque and tartar build-up, so it’s crucial to brush them every day.
- To brush your dentures, use a soft-bristled brush and gently brush the surfaces, being careful not to break or bend the plastic. Between brushings, it’s essential to rinse your dentures after each meal.
- Use a gentle cleanser to clean your dentures. Many kinds of toothpaste, household cleaners, and mouthwashes can be too hard on them, so it’s recommended that you use a mild hand or dish soap, or to use an approved product to get your dentures clean.
- When you are not wearing your dentures, they need to be kept moist. Dentures that are not kept in a denture-cleaning solution or in water can dry out, lose their shape, or even crack and break.
- Even if you have a full set of dentures, it’s critical to keep your gums and tongue clean. Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush to clean your gums and tongue gently every day.
If by chance your dentures break, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Broken dentures that don’t fit properly can cause irritation to your gums and mouth. Also, remember to continue scheduling regular dental checkups every six months to make sure your smile stays healthy for many years to come.
Need Your Dentures Repaired?
No matter how careful you are with your dentures, you can have an accident and break them. Unfortunately, it can happen at the most inopportune moments, leaving you with gaps or even unable to chew. If this ever happens it's important to get your dentures repaired ASAP.
Denture repairs can take about one hour if it is simple like repairing a denture tooth, or if cracked it may take up to four hours. This is a far cry from other dentists who do not have an in house lab - there it may take days even up to a week or more!
There are three main types of dentures: temporary, partial dentures, and complete dentures.
If only a few of your teeth are missing, partial dentures are a good solution for replacing them. Unlike a full set of dentures, these are held in place by a plastic base that is the same color as your gums.
Patients throughout the Dearborn area like how convenient dentures are. Whether you need a full or partial set, dentures can replace teeth in a non-invasive way. There is no surgical element to worry about, and temporary dentures can be fitted immediately. This provides a quick and easy solution. If, however, you are looking for something that feels more natural, you should consider a cosmetic dentistry procedure.
If you are interested in a dental appointment, please give us a call today.
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