Dentures are removable dental prostheses that replace missing teeth. They are usually made of acrylic or metal and can be customized to match your natural teeth. Dentures can restore the function and appearance of a smile and help you eat and speak properly. They usually require periodic adjustments and relining to ensure a proper fit. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
When you visit our practice, your Valparaiso dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for dentures. He will then take an oral exam and x-rays to determine if your gums can support dentures.
After you are approved for treatment, the dentist will create a treatment plan so you know what to expect.
Your dentist will take scans to ensure the dentures sit on your gum line and fit perfectly in your mouth once they are ready.
We will numb your mouth with anesthesia to ensure a painless and comfortable tooth extraction process. We also provide temporary dentures to protect the gum during the process.
After the tooth is extracted, we will provide instructions to help you remain comfortable as you heal.
You can return to the office to initiate the fitting process when the dentures are ready. Adjustments can ensure the dentures are comfortable and functional. You should plan to return to our dental office for annual checkups.
Partial dentures are a type of dental prosthesis used to replace one or more missing teeth. Partial dentures can help to improve chewing ability and speech, as well as restore facial symmetry. They can also prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment and decrease the risk of gum disease and other dental issues.
A cantilever bridge is similar to a traditional one but it only utilizes one tooth and one crown to anchor the pontic tooth which is suspended in the gums to fill in the gap of the missing tooth.
Dentures can restore your smile and make your appearance more attractive.
There are a few things you can do to take care of your dentures and keep them in tip-top shape. First, brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste. It is also advisable to soak your dentures overnight in a mild denture cleanser to remove any build-up of plaque or bacteria. In addition, visit our dental office regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.
Dentures have a lifespan of about ten years. Since there may be constant changes in your mouth, you need frequent adjustments to ensure your dentures fit appropriately. We encourage you to visit our practice for checkups at least once yearly to ensure your dentures are in top shape.
Dentures have been around since the 16th century