Prosthodontics such as dentures and partial dentures are removable appliances that can replace teeth and enhance your smile. These appliances can improve the look of your teeth, your overall health, and make it easier to eat and speak.
Types Of Full Dentures We Offer
Conventional Denture: Once any remaining teeth have been extracted and you’ve had time to heal, impressions will be taken and our lab will begin to make your denture. There are a few steps before you take it home to ensure you’re satisfied with the look and feel.
Immediate Denture: An immediate denture is one that goes in right after extractions are performed. For this type of appliance we’ll need to see you in our office at least a week before your extractions to take impressions and measurements. Once you’ve had a few months to heal, we can being to make you a permanent plate.
A removable partial denture is used to replace missing teeth in the mouth. There are multiple steps with this type of denture as well, some of which can be done within the same day. Partial dentures may feel weird when you first get them and take time to get used to, and inserting and taking them out will take some practice.
How To Care For Your Denture
It is recommended to clean your appliance daily with a denture cleaning brush or soft toothbrush. Some use mild soaps to clean dentures but an ADA approved cleaner is recommended. Some household cleaners are too abrasive and can damage the denture. Remember to always rinse your appliance before putting it in your mouth.
What If I Need An Adjustment Or Repair?
Over time, you may need adjustments to your appliance for a comfortable fit. If you find yourself needed an adjustment, be sure to see your dentist as soon as possible. If you’ve broken your full denture or partial, we have an on-site dental lab that does same-day repairs. DIY adjustments and repairs are strongly discouraged.