Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replicate the look and function of teeth. Whether you lost teeth to trauma or decay, you can trust our Kalamazoo, MI denture dentist to determine what tooth replacement options are best for you. Our dentist offers full, partial, and implant supported dentures to help restore your smile after tooth loss. While partial dentures replace one or a few teeth, full dentures are designed to replace entire arches.
Benefits of Dentures
Implant Supported Dentures
Many patients appreciate implant supported dentures for their stability and natural-looking appearance. Unlike other types of , implant supported dentures stay in place while you eat, talk, and smile. Implant supported dentures are typically fastened in place with ball-and-socket or bar mechanisms.
To be a candidate for implant supported dentures, you’ll need enough bone density in your jaw to support the implants. However, we may recommend bone grafting if you don’t have sufficient jawbone tissue. You should also be in good oral health and have a strong immune system.
How to Care for Dentures
You’ll need to clean your dentures regularly to remove plaque and tartar. That way, you’ll be able to maintain good oral health while wearing dentures. We recommend you lay a towel in the sink while you clean your . Dropping dentures onto a hard surface can easily crack your false teeth. Submerge your dentures in water or denture cleanser whenever they’re not in your mouth. If your full or partial dentures dry out, they’ll be more likely to crack and warp.
Given proper care, your dentures should last between 5 and 10 years. We highly recommend you continue seeing our Kalamazoo, MI denture dentist at least every 6 months so we can monitor the condition of your dentures.