Dentures are tailored to fit your mouth and can replace natural teeth that have been lost or removed. Dentures can be full, temporary or partial, and full dentures will replace all teeth, while partial dentures will replace a few teeth that are missing. In addition to providing these types of dentures here at our office, we offer denture repairs and relines.
We build temporary dentures for our patients undergoing other procedures to replace a missing tooth or teeth. This is a temporary solution until a more permanent treatment is completed.
When you are only missing a few teeth, partial dentures can be a good option. Partial dentures are held in place by a plastic base built overtop of a metal framework to hold the partial in your mouth.
Complete dentures are the best option when all or most of your teeth are missing. If we need to remove additional teeth before building your complete denture, it typically takes about eight to 12 weeks for your gums to be healed and your dentures to fit securely. During this timeframe, we will provide you with a set of Temporary dentures.
As part of our treatment planning process, Dr. Lanik will assess if you are a candidate for dentures and discuss the best denture option for you.
Dentures are primarily meant to replace lost teeth. They can be full or partial dentures depending on how many teeth you have missing and how much overage you need. Dentures should look and feel just like natural teeth.
However, dentures also can be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the overall aesthetic of your smile. Typically cosmetic dentures are traditional dentures or implant-supported dentures.
Dentures should be cleaned every day because they can collect bacteria and plaque just like your natural teeth. Make sure you take them out of your mouth and dislodge any food particles that might be stuck between the teeth and the gum line. Brush them with a soft toothbrush and denture toothpaste.
No. Your dentures are made just for your mouth, so when your dentures fit correctly, you should be able to eat and speak comfortably. If you have a denture that hurts in any way, please contact our office so we can examine your mouth and denture to determine the cause.
Dr. Lanik will consult with you as part of our treatment planning process to determine if you are a candidate for dentures and determine which type of denture is best.