Dentures

Adjust and Reline Dentures

New dentures are made to fit properly, but as the tissues in your mouth change over time, your dentures will need to be adjusted, relined, and eventually replaced. A new denture often requires adjustments to relieve sore spots that may have developed while you’re becoming used to it.

 

Alternatives to Full Dentures

When you’re missing most or all of your upper or lower teeth, you have several choices for replacing them. Depending on your situation, we can create a conventional denture or an overdenture, or we can place implants and use them to secure a full denture or other restorations.

 

Alternatives to Partial Dentures

When you’re missing teeth, you have several choices for replacing them. You can choose a bridge, an implant-supported crown or bridge, or a removable partial denture.

 

Diagnosing Denture Problems

Some people believe that their dental problems will be solved if they have their teeth removed and get dentures. But instead, as most denture wearers will tell you, this marks the beginning of many new and different problems.

 

Flexible Partial Denture Procedure

When several teeth in an arch are missing, a flexible partial denture is a good treatment for replacing them. Flexible partials are removable appliances that are held in place by gum-colored clasps that fit around the remaining teeth.

 

Full Denture Procedure

When all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a full denture is a good treatment for replacing them. The first step in creating a full denture is to take impressions. An accurate model of your mouth is made from these impressions, and the lab uses this model to make the denture base.

 

Immediate Denture Procedure

When all of your upper or lower teeth must be removed, an immediate denture is a good interim treatment for replacing them. An immediate denture is one that is placed on the same day that the teeth are removed. To create an immediate denture, an accurate model is made of your mouth.

 

Overdenture Procedure

When you need dentures, the way to achieve a strong bite is with an overdenture. An overdenture uses your remaining teeth to support the denture. To create an overdenture, we first prepare the supporting teeth by removing the portion above the gumline.

 

Partial Denture Procedure

When many teeth in an arch are missing, a partial denture is a good treatment for replacing them. Partials are removable appliances that are held in place by clasps that fit around some of the remaining teeth.

 

Post-op instructions for Dentures

Now that you’ve received your denture, it’s important to follow these recommendations to ensure its success. To protect your denture, avoid chewing ice or other hard objects. Brush your tongue, gums, palate, and any remaining teeth twice a day to keep them free of plaque and bacteria.

 

Post-op Instructions for Life with Dentures

Now that you have your new dentures, we’d like to offer some suggestions for living comfortably with them. Some temporary problems are a normal part of adjusting to new dentures.

 

Precision Partial Denture Procedure

When many teeth in an arch are missing, a precision partial denture is a good treatment for replacing them. Precision partials are removable appliances that are held in place by special attachments that are fitted to your teeth.

 

Why a Full Arch Denture?

When all of the teeth in an arch are missing, we may recommend a full denture for replacing them. By replacing missing teeth and providing support for lips and cheeks, full dentures can help solve a variety of problems caused by missing teeth including a compromised appearance and difficulty eating and talking.

 

Why a Partial Denture?

When several teeth are missing, we may recommend a partial denture for replacing them. Partials can prevent a number of dental problems, including shifting teeth, difficulty keeping teeth free of plaque and bacteria, problems with chewing and eating, grinding and clenching, and problems with the jaw joints.

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