We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority!
We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
What’s the Purpose of Dentures?
Your facial structure, your digestive system, and your speech are all affected by the presence or absence of your teeth. Teeth impact the structural integrity of your jaw, they are the preliminary stage of your digestion, and they enable clear speech. When you’re missing any or all of them, your life may be adversely affected. If dentures are properly maintained, they can last for decades, which makes them an excellent investment in your health. Call our office today if you are ready to invest in your dental health.
What Are My Options?
Restorative dentistry has vastly improved from the days when your grandparents stored their teeth in a jar. Dentures are now available for one tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth.
What Are Full Dentures and Why Are They Used?
A full denture set replaces all of your teeth with teeth in the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or in both. They’ll allow you to chew properly, clarify your speech, and improve your jaw structure. Your dentist will make impressions of your teeth and gums and take precise measurements of them so that your new teeth will be an accurate replication of your natural teeth and gums. Next, if you need teeth extracted or implants placed, both procedures will be completed, and you’ll receive a temporary denture. When your gums have healed, you’ll receive your permanent denture and it will be custom-fit so that it looks and works its best.
Is a Partial Denture Better?
A partial denture can benefit those who are missing one or a few teeth. A partial is similar to a bridge but the partial is a removable installation and must be cleaned daily. A bridge is a fixed dental appliance, but a partial is attached to adjacent teeth.
Is a Flexible Partial Better?
A flexible partial and its clasps are made of a soft, flexible material that bends as your mouth does. A traditional partial, on the other hand, is made of a rigid acrylic material. Both the flexible partial and the clasps are gum colored so they blend in more easily with your natural teeth.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
This type of denture is usually installed only in the lower jaw. It’s secured by implants and must be removed each night for cleaning.
Are All-on-Four Dentures the Best Option Available?
An All-on-Four is a complete set of teeth that is usually installed on just the bottom jaw. It’s a fixed dental appliance that provides more biting power than some other types of dentures, and is very convenient.
What’s the Procedure for Getting Dentures Placed?
Getting new dentures in Flint involves several steps that will vary somewhat depending on the type of denture selected and the amount of prep work that is needed. Once you have selected your affordable quality dentures, your dentist will make impressions and take measurements of your teeth and gums so that your new denture will accurately replicate your original teeth. Then, teeth will be extracted and implants will be installed if necessary. You’ll receive a temporary denture to wear until your gums have healed if you have teeth extracted. When your new denture arrives, it will be secured and adjusted so that it’s comfortable and works well.
How Much Will Dentures Cost Me?
The cost of new dentures will vary depending on the type of denture selected, the material needed to manufacture it, and the amount of prep work that is needed. Call our office today and let us answer any additional questions you may have. We can help you get affordable quality dentures and restore your glorious smile.
What’s a Soft Denture Reline?
Traditional dentures are constructed of a hard acrylic that can cause discomfort for some. A soft reline uses a soft, pliable material to reline the denture, which can eliminate painful sore spots that some wearers experience. This protective material lasts for about two years.
If you’re ready for new dentures, call our office and we’ll schedule an appointment. If you have any questions about getting new dentures in Flint, we’ll answer them for you and help you restore your beautiful smile by getting new dentures.