Clinton Dental Center is the trusted source for every type of oral health procedure, including dentures. Dentures are a prosthetic, removable replacement for missing teeth that look quite natural. Where dental implants provide a permanent restoration, dentures are removable and will last for many years.
Full or Partial Dentures
Complete or Partial Dentures
When the patient has lost all of the teeth in an arch, complete dentures are the appropriate appliance. Complete dentures are custom-fitted, allowing you to enjoy your new smile in comfort.
A partial denture is used when there are several (but not all) teeth missing in an arch. These are sometimes called “bridges.” A partial denture fills in the missing teeth while anchored to the remaining natural teeth; it will also prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place.
Conventional or Immediate
Once the teeth are removed and the mouth has healed, a conventional denture is made. The patient will go without teeth during this four to six week process.
If the patient is hesitant to go without teeth, immediate dentures can be used. These are made before the teeth extraction and are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. Once the patient’s mouth heals and swelling has gone down from the removal, adjustments will be needed for the denture.
Having dentures made and fitted is a process that requires several appointments over a few weeks. Multiple appointments are usually needed to get the shape and fit of the dentures to look natural and feel comfortable for each individual patient.
After receiving the new appliance, patients initially have more saliva and some soreness as their mouths become accustomed to the new dentures. Some difficulty talking or eating may also be possible, but this subsides fairly quickly.
With proper cleaning and maintenance, regular oral hygiene, and visits to Clinton Dental Center, you can maximize the life of your dentures.
Contact us today at (586) 232-9112 to schedule your consultation or appointment. Clinton Dental Center is located in Macomb County and serves patients from the surrounding areas, including Harrison Township, New Baltimore, and Mount Clemens.