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Dentures An important step in maintaining a healthy smile is to replace missing teeth. When one or several teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can change their position, drifting or moving into the surrounding available space. Teeth that are out of position can damage the gum tissues in your mouth. Sometimes, it may be difficult to clean thoroughly between crooked teeth. As a result, you can run the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease, which could lead to the loss of remaining teeth.

One of the solutions to replace your missing teeth are dentures. Complete Dentures

A denture helps you to properly chew food, a difficult task when you are missing teeth. In addition, a denture may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks. When all your teeth are missing, you may consider being fitted for complete dentures. They can be either "conventional" or "immediate." or "implant" dentures.

After your teeth have been removed and your gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture can be created and placed in your mouth in about about 8 to 12 weeks.

Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be worn as soon as your teeth are removed.

This way you will not be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. The disadvantage of immediate dentures compared to conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.

Dentures Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.

A removable partial denture fills in the space created by missing teeth and fills out your smile. This type of denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns.

In some cases flexible dentures can be made that look more natural.

This is a more natural-looking in appearance.

Dentures can be used or converted to utilize implants to preserve bone with as little as two implants minimizing costs.

Are There Alternatives to Dentures?

Yes, Smile Design Studio can create dental implants for you. Dental implants can be used to support bridges, thus eliminating the need for a denture.

Dental Implant benefits are that they closely resemble more of the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are fast becoming a more popular alternative to dentures, please contact us to find out if you are a candidate for implants.

Does My Insurance Cover the Cost of Dentures?

Some dental insurance providers cover some of the cost of dentures.

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In order to gain a refreshed image, you and your dentist must be on the same page! This is why your initial consultation is so important. During this one-on-one meeting with our dentists, you have the option to ask any questions you'd like. We will help you understand the specific procedure or treatment you are considering.

Our dentists possess the talent to design and develop smiles that are not only beautiful, but a comfortable transition for the patient. The Smile Design Studio's wealth of knowledge has helped to create and sustain some of the most stunning smiles.

"We build long-lasting dental relationships one smile at a time"