Mahoney Family Dentistry can help residents of South Bend, Indiana replace their missing teeth with a set of dentures. This tooth replacement method has been trusted for generations, and is still a viable solution for multiple tooth loss. Plus, it is a more cost-effective option to filling in missing teeth. We assure you that the dentures will blend naturally with your remaining teeth, or will be as close as possible to the ones you have lost. In this manner, dentures will not only aid in your regular dental functions, such as chewing and speaking, they will also enhance your smile and prevent your remaining teeth from shifting.
The process of creating dentures usually takes some weeks, as it is essential to allow the gums to heal after teeth are extracted and before the appliance is measured. After you come in and the dentist determines if you need a partial or complete set of dentures, we will schedule you for another appointment to take measurements and cast a precise mold of the area. Then, you may be scheduled once more for a “try-in” visit to ensure the shape, color and fit of the appliance. At the final appointment, we will place the completed denture and adjust it to achieve the most comfortable fit.
Here is more information about complete and partial dentures:
A complete denture is a removable dental prosthetic device to replace a full arch of missing teeth. This is a practical solution to complete tooth loss. Some patients require only either the upper arch or the lower arch, while others need a full set, top and bottom. We can discuss the options, advantages and disadvantages, as far as complete dentures are concerned.
As the name implies, this appliance is a best fit for people with a few good teeth left. Partial dentures play an important role in filling in the gaps created by missing teeth and in preventing the misalignment (due to shifting) of your remaining teeth. This apparatus helps to preserve the jaw’s shape, as well. It usually rests on a framework that hooks onto your remaining teeth.
At Mahoney Family Dentistry at South Bend, Indiana, we will make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. Your dentist will discuss your possible choices, give you instructions on your new dental appliance, advise you about good hygiene, and keep you abreast of the latest information. Contact us!
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures typically takes place over several appointments over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. A “try-in” appointment may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, we will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.