DENTURES AND PARTIALS

Enjoy a healthy smile again!

Are you missing some or all of your teeth? Are you looking for ways to restore your smile? Replacing teeth has never been more convenient with our dentures and partials. Whether you are missing some or all of your teeth, you can enjoy a healthy smile once again with natural-looking dentures made just for you!

Why choose dentures and partials?
Dentures and partials are a cost-effective way to replace your missing teeth. They restore your ability to speak clearly, chew food, and smile with confidence. Dentures provide support for your face and cheeks, giving you a younger appearance. Partial dentures are also useful because they can help prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place.

What are dentures and partials?

Dentures and partials are removable restorations designed to replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. Complete dentures are used if all your teeth are missing, while partial dentures work well when some of your natural teeth remain. While dentures and partials will take some getting used to and may never feel exactly like your original teeth, today’s dentures are comfortable to wear and look so natural, that nobody will notice that they are there.

How do i get dentures or partials?

We will start the process with a thorough examination including x-rays of your gums and jaw. We will schedule an appointment to extract any teeth that need removal. We will make a series of impressions of your gums and mouth. If you choose immediate dentures, we will make these impressions before extracting any teeth.

Using the impressions, we will make a model of your dentures. We will test the model for fit before casting your final dentures. The denture process usually takes four or five appointments. After you are fit with your dentures, we may need to make some adjustments to ensure the best fit and comfort.

Types of Dentures

Conventional dentures are custom-made for you once we remove any remaining teeth and allow the gums to heal. Once healing is complete, we will cast a mold over your oral cavity then create dentures to fit perfectly into your mouth. This process is a relatively lengthy one because a lot of waiting for healing is involved. You may have to wait more than a month without teeth for your conventional dentures, but being fitted after your gums heal ensures a perfect and comfortable fit.

Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are restorations that you will receive immediately after your teeth are removed, meaning that you will not go without teeth a single day. However, since molding takes place before removing your teeth, these dentures may not fit very well. As your gums heal, changes in your mouth will mean that you will need repeated adjustments for proper fit and comfort. 

Partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth that come attached to a gum-colored plastic base connected by a metal framework. Partial dentures will work well for you if you have remaining teeth left in your upper or lower jaw.

How Will I Adjust to My Dentures or Partials?

Your new dentures may feel awkward while you are getting accustomed to them. They may seem loose while the muscles of your face adjust and learn to keep them in place. You may experience minor irritation and soreness, along with an increase in salivary flow. As you learn to live with your new dentures, you will notice these problems improving. During a follow-up appointment, we may need to adjust the fit of your dentures for fit and comfort. If any problems persist, contact us so that we can make any necessary adjustments.

Eating will require patience and plenty of practice. Start by eating soft foods cut into small pieces. With time, you will learn how to eat with your new dentures, and you will be able to add different foods gradually. Make sure not to eat hard foods that can damage your dentures.

Speaking clearly will also require perseverance. Reading out loud and repeating challenging words will help you adjust faster. You may notice that your dentures slip with laughing, coughing, or smiling. You will soon learn how to keep them in place and will quickly get to the point where you forget your dentures are even there.

Dental Care and Repair

You will need to care for your dentures to ensure they function well for a long time. You will need to brush them daily with a soft-bristled brush and a denture cleanser. Make sure to rinse your dentures before placing them in your mouth.

After you eat, remove and rinse your dentures. Soak them overnight so that they retain their shape. Make sure to schedule your regular checkups so that we examine your dentures and adjust them if needed.

You will likely need to replace your dentures every 5-7 years. During that time, you may need repairs. You may need a denture reline, or an adjustment to for perfect fit and function. If, at any time you feel that your dentures don't fit right, contact us so that we can make any necessary adjustments or repairs.

Will I need a dental adhesive?

If your dentures fit well, you will not need dental adhesives to keep them in place. Some people prefer to use them for an added sense of security. Make sure avoid using dental adhesives to fix dentures that don’t fit right. Using adhesives to correct loose dentures can result in sores and discomfort. If your denture does not fit well, contact us for an adjustment.

Are you ready for a perfect smile?

Contact us at Lake Oak Dental to learn more about our dental and partials. We are here to answer all your questions and to help you find the restorative treatment that’s right for you. We are committed to providing our patients with the best services available. You deserve nothing less. It’s time you enjoyed life to the fullest once again!