Replacing missing teeth improves your health and your appearance. It improves chewing and speech, enhances your smile, and helps support your facial muscles. There are two main types of removable dentures—partial dentures and complete dentures. Their use depends on the number of teeth you’ve lost. There are many ways to replace missing teeth. Each way has advantages and disadvantages. Advantages of removable dentures include their reliability, affordability, and non-invasiveness. Complete dentures are an especially good choice if you have lost all of your teeth. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your treatment options with you.
Denture fabrication requires several appointments, typically over several weeks. The process begins with highly accurate impressions, followed by a series of “try-in” appointments to allow for refinement of the color, shape and fit of your denture. Final adjustments ensure a stable and comfortable fit, a balanced bite, and a pleasing appearance.
Getting used to new dentures takes time. Soreness, increased salivary flow, and some difficulty speaking and swallowing are normal. Through daily practice, your tissues and muscles will adapt and these difficulties will subside.
Yes. It is natural for the jaw bone and gum tissue beneath a denture to change over time. Periodic adjustments by your dentist will ensure a continued comfortable fit, and also protect the health of your bone and tissue. With proper home care your dentures will last many years, but they may eventually need to be remade due to normal wear
We work with all PPO insurance plans, and we are in network with 6 major companies. Please call our office with questions, especially if you do not see your provider listed.