Custom Dentures in Englewood

Dentures

Dentures are removable oral appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If most or all your natural teeth have been lost, dentures provide many benefits. They restore your self-esteem, help regain your eating ability and aid your speaking ability. They also give support back to your lips and cheeks giving you a more natural and younger appearance.

Like with your natural teeth, you still need to practice good oral hygiene with dentures. This includes brushing your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth before you insert your dentures.

Dentures have helped thousands of people improve their overall oral health and quality of life. Be sure to talk to Dr. Miller if you are considering dentures or wonder if they are right for you. There are many different types of dentures that may be a suitable fit, so schedule your consultation today!

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Types of Dentures

If you have any questions about dentures and if they are right for you, we suggest you schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller.  We will first determine if any of your natural teeth can be preserved and take an impression of your mouth.  Dentures at Meridian Dental Care are always custom made just for you and we ensure the best fit possible so you can live your daily life with no interruptions.

Here are the primary types of dentures that we will consider during your consultation with Dr. Miller.

A Complete Denture is placed in the patient’s mouth after all the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed.  Healing takes anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending upon the patient.  Complete dentures help fill out the appearance of your face and increase the muscular support for the tissue surrounding your mouth, making it easier to talk, eat and more.

An Immediate Denture is placed the same day the teeth are extracted.  The advantage to an Immediate Denture is that the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.  While the denture may need to be adjusted or replaced once your mouth has fully healed, immediate dentures offer great cosmetic appearance the minute you leave the office.
While overdentures used to only involve natural roots, now with the advent and success of dental implants most overdentures are done using implants as anchors.

An overdenture used to requires that at least 2 roots be kept.  These roots may be used to hold the denture in place by placing inserts in the roots and in the denture. The denture then attaches to the roots.  These roots also give support to the denture and help retain the ridge the denture sits on.

A Partial Denture or “removable bridge” replaces one or more missing teeth, but there must be teeth remaining for the partial to attach to.  Unlike a Fixed Bridge, a partial is removable. A partial will prevent other teeth from shifting, preserving your remaining teeth and preventing future discomfort.

Dental implants can also assist in the retention and esthetic design of a partial denture.

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Questions about dentures?

Let us know! Dentures have helped thousands of people improve their overall oral health and quality of life. Contact us today to see if dentures are right for you!
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