If you’ve had enough of dealing with the problems associated with tooth loss, then you may be wondering if dentures could be the solution. Chances are good that you can build a new smile and restore your ability to eat and speak with dentures. The only question left to answer is what kind of denture is right for you? Dr. Mindy offers several different types of dentures in Clinton Township. She’ll be glad to help you decide which one is best for you, your lifestyle and your budget.
Determining the Denture Your Should Have
When you come to see your dentist in Clinton Township, she will conduct a thorough dental and oral examination. We’ll check the health of your mouth, the condition of your remaining teeth, and the state of your gums in order to determine what kind of dentures are best for you.
What is a Partial?
If you are missing one, two or three teeth—even if they are not consecutive along the same arch—then a partial denture may be the ideal solution for your smile. The Clinton Township dentist will design a partial to slip between your remaining teeth. This oral appliance comfortably fits into place and is held with clips or brackets that attach to stable adjacent teeth. In addition to restoring your smile, a partial denture can allow you to eat a variety of foods without trouble and speak more clearly.
What are Full Dentures?
As the name suggests, full dentures replace all of the teeth along one or both arches. False teeth are attached to a gum-colored base that a dental technician handcrafts to fit evenly along your gum ridge.
Full upper dentures are either open or closed. A closed palate upper denture has a plate that fits snugly against the roof of your mouth. A denture adhesive may or may not be necessary with a closed palate denture.
Open palate dentures and lower dentures are better secured with an adhesive. As you wear dentures, your jaw will naturally change shape, because teeth roots are not stimulating the bone. As this occurs, your dentures can be relined so that they always fit comfortably and securely.
What are Implant-Retained Dentures?
Implant-retained dentures offer the best in security and oral health. These dentures are anchored to dental implants that are surgically posted in your jawbone. The implants don’t only hold your dentures firmly in place, they also stimulate bone tissue so you are less likely to see your jaw shrink over time.
If you’d like to find out what dentures are the best option for you, call the office of Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel today to schedule a consultation.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel is a family and cosmetic dentist. She has been creating beautiful smiles with dentures in Clinton Township for many years and she can do the same for you! Contact the office today.