West Branch Dentist
Dentures are beneficial for those who have lost all or most of their teeth. They are custom-made to provide a natural appearance and comfortable fit in your mouth. Dentures may restore your confidence and allow you to smile freely.
There may be several options available for you if you are considering full dentures, including both conventional and implant supported dentures. Our doctor will discuss your needs and options with you to help you decide which option is best for you. We strive to make this process as comfortable as possible for you.
Immediate Full Dentures
Immediate dentures are placed after your teeth are removed, generally at the same appointment. This type of denture is recommended for those who have suffered from significant tooth decay, gum disease or dental injuries. Immediate full dentures are used as a temporary measure to speed up the wait time for healing and denture use. It takes approximately 6 months after extractions for the jaw bone to fully heal and stabilize. Follow-up appointments are needed as the bone changes shape so adjustments can be made and the permanent denture can be crafted.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Partial dentures prevent shifting and erupting of the other teeth. Patients may benefit from either a flexible metal-free partial denture or a conventional metal and acrylic partial denture. Depending on your dental condition, Dr. Chrysler may suggest dental implants to help stabilize and strengthen a conventional partial denture. Dr. Chrysler can further explain the benefits of each type to help with treatment choice.
Additional Information about Dentures
Our dentist can also assist you with adjustments to your existing dentures. If you need your dentures repaired or relined for better fit, call our office for a consultation.
Dentures and partials should be brushed after each meal to remove food particles and plaque. Brushing can also help prevent the teeth from staining and odors. It’s important to keep regular appointments with your dentist to screen for oral cancer, correct ill-fitting dentures/partials and contribute to your overall health.
Let us help to restore your smile today. Contact our office today for more information on dentures or to set up an appointment.