Dentures Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

Tooth loss can greatly affect your daily life and confidence. That’s why our dedicated Grand Rapids, MI, dentists are here to help you restore your smile with dentures. Whether you need full dentures to replace an entire arch of teeth or partial dentures to fill in gaps left by missing teeth, we offer customized solutions tailored to your unique needs.

Here’s how different types of comfortable, natural-looking dentures can enhance your quality of life.

What Kind of Dentures Should I Get?

If you’ve decided that dentures are the tooth replacement solution for your smile, you might be wondering what form of the oral appliance will suit you best. Ultimately, our dentists will need to perform an oral exam to assess how many teeth are missing, the condition of your gums, and the health of your existing teeth. If you’re interested in combining dentures and dental implants for added stability, we’ll need to use X-rays to examine your jawbone before surgical placement can occur.

Depending on our findings and your preferences, we may recommend:

Immediate Dentures

Many patients feel self-conscious about missing teeth and tend to cover their mouth when talking to others. If you think you’ll feel similarly when more are potentially removed, our dentists can introduce you to immediate dentures. As the name implies, immediate dentures are given to you immediately after tooth extraction.

Since immediate dentures are made prior to pulling teeth, you’ll need to visit our Grand Rapids, MI, dental office so our dentists can adjust the fit. Once your bones and gums shrink and heal, our dentists will need to adjust the fit again. Immediate dentures work well in the short term but are temporary until your final dentures are ready.

Conventional Dentures

Conventional or full dentures are made a few months after tooth extraction, once your bones and gums have had time to shrink and heal properly. As a result, you can expect your conventional dentures to fit comfortably and need less adjusting over time.

A full set of dentures is an option if you have lost your entire upper and lower arches of teeth. Whether it’s due to injury, lack of oral hygiene, or scheduled tooth removal, our dentists are here to restore both the look and function of your smile after tooth loss.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are removable false teeth that can be used to replace molars, incisors, or canines. Essentially a removable dental bridge  that fills in a gap left by one or multiple missing teeth, a custom-made partial can noticeably improve your ability to chew, talk, and smile while also blending in seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are ideal for individuals seeking additional stability and confidence in their dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that rest on the gums, implant-supported dentures are anchored by dental implants surgically placed into the jawbone. This secure attachment provides a more natural feel and prevents slipping or movement, enhancing both comfort and functionality.

Best suited for patients with sufficient jawbone density, these dentures offer improved chewing efficiency and speech clarity. Moreover, they help preserve jawbone health by stimulating bone tissue, reducing the loss of bone or facial structure over time.

Getting Dentures: An Overview

During your appointment, our dentists will need to take detailed impressions of your teeth to send to the lab for denture fabrication. When you return to our office a few weeks later, we’ll have your dentures ready for you. Our dentists will make sure the color, size, and shape of the denture matches the rest of your smile. We’ll also check the fit to make sure you can wear it comfortably without issues.

Denture Care

It’s important to take care of your dentures like you would your natural teeth. You’ll need to continue practicing good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. Be sure to also take your dentures(s) out and clean them every day to remove food particles and plaque. Try only using a soft-bristled brush and a non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for dentures. Don’t use regular toothpaste that contains whitening ingredients.

When your false teeth aren’t in your mouth, like when you’re sleeping, you’ll need to submerge them in a glass of water or denture cleanser. Otherwise, your dentures will crack and warp if you let them dry out.

Ask Us About New Dentures Today

You are not stuck with missing teeth. Our denture dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, can help you say goodbye to tooth loss so you can smile with confidence. Call Contemporary Family Dental today at (616) 209-3969  to schedule an appointment or feel free to contact us online.

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