Dentures might be a great fit if you’re searching for a durable, attractive, and affordable option for replacing missing teeth. General, cosmetic, and Invisalign® dentists Connie A. Miller, DDS, Matthew Sieverding, DDS, and the rest of the team at Cottage Grove Dental Care in Marion, Iowa, create top quality dentures that can go a long way toward restoring your smile and your confidence. Schedule a consultation online or by phone today to learn more.
Dentures are removable dental devices that replace some or all of your natural teeth. There are two primary types of dentures: full and partial.
A set of full dentures includes an entire arch of upper or lower crowns held in place with a pink acrylic base. The device fits snugly over the surface of your gum tissue to create a stable bite.
A set of partial dentures replaces your missing teeth while leaving your healthy natural teeth in place. These devices include one or several crowns held together with a metal or plastic structure. They snap in and out, fitting closely with your natural teeth.
If you’re interested in an option that does not need to be removed from your mouth, a multi-tooth bridge or implant stabilized dentures might be a great solution.
One of the most significant benefits of dentures is the chance to restore a healthy bite and attractive smile with an affordable treatment option. Dentures are easier to work into your budget compared to dental implants.
That said, even the best set of dentures will need to be replaced over time. Dental implants are permanent. Be sure to think about the long-term expense when weighing your options.
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. If you’ve lost substantial bone tissue, dental implants might not have sufficient bone to create a strong enough base for implants. Bone grafting can help, but it requires a separate procedure and lengthy healing time.
It takes time for your body and brain to adjust to the feel of a new set of dentures. You might find yourself running your tongue over your dentures or shifting your jaw for the first two days.
It won’t take long before your dentures are just another part of your daily routine. Today’s dentures offer an outstanding fit, and you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of foods without fear of your teeth shifting or slipping out of position.
If you experience gum sensitivity or other issues, call Cottage Grove Dental Care right away to schedule a visit and check your dentures for proper fit. Online booking is also an option and allows you to book any time of day.