Patients who have lost all or most of their teeth face difficulty eating and speaking with ease but dentures offer an effective solution.
The expert dentists at Legacy Dental Group in Birmingham, MI, offer several solutions for tooth loss. They work with the finest local dental laboratories for outstanding results.
Our dentists' goal is to exceed our patients’ expectations by providing state-of-the-art care in a comfortable environment...
Dentures consist of a pink or light red base (typically made of hard resin) that supports a row of false teeth. Depending on your oral health needs, your dentist at our Birmingham, MI, practice may recommend:
Traditional dentures are removable. If you are missing several teeth along one arch, you can be fitted with a partial denture that uses metal clasps to attach to natural teeth. Patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth can be fitted with a full restoration that is held to the surface of the gums through the use of adhesives. The prosthetic can be made from a variety of materials that vary in durability and cost. Both partial and full dentures are cost-effective and provide important oral health benefits.
Implant-retained dentures are supported by multiple dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Patients who seek dental implants can benefit from the superior support that the advanced restorative procedure offers. One popular implant-retained option is the All-on-4® approach, which uses carefully angled dental implants to maximize stability using only four titanium posts. Patients who have suffered jawbone atrophy can often forgo the need for a bone graft or sinus lift surgery by using the All-on-4 approach for dental implants.
When fabricating your dentures, each prosthetic is made in stages to ensure an optimal fit and appearance. Our goal is to exceed your expectations.
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Traditional dentures require two visits to see a dentist at our Birmingham, MI dental practice. If your treatment requires multiple tooth extractions, those procedures will be performed in preparation for your dentures. During your first visit, a mold or impression of your mouth will be made. Those impressions will be sent to a trusted dental laboratory where you partial or full denture will be manufactured. We have a close working relationship with the finest local dental laboratories to ensure the best outcome for our patients.
Once your prosthetic arrives, a second appointment will be scheduled. During your second appointment, we will assess your restoration. Each denture is constructed in stages to ensure that the fit and appearance is appropriate for your unique needs. Once you are satisfied, you will be given instructions on how to maintain and care for your restoration. We recommend that patients visit our office twice a year or more to ensure that their dentures or partial dentures remain a good fit. Minor adjustments can be made at these follow-up appointments.
If you are seeking dental implants to secure your restoration, you will first need to undergo oral surgery to place one or more implants. In some cases, we can convert your traditional dentures into an implant-retained denture. This cost-saving method allows you to retain your existing restoration. The titanium posts require four to six months to fully integrate with your jawbone.
Dentures can restore balance to your bite and improve your quality of life. If you are looking for a dental practice that will exceed your expectations, Legacy Dental Group offers expert care in a comfortable environment. Our doctors, Jeffrey Grabiel, DDS, John Mills, DDS, and Raymond Kim, DDS, have decades of combined experience and want to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
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If you are ready to be fitted with one denture or dentures for the upper and lower arch, the first step is to contact our Birmingham dental office. Once your consultation is set, one of our doctors can meet with you and recommend the right denture to meet your oral health needs and cosmetic goals.
Maintaining and cleaning your prosthetic is simple and straightforward. Patients should take care not to use a hard-bristle brush that can scratch the surface of the acrylic. A soft-bristle toothbrush or a special brush can be used with water and dishwashing soap to remove buildup and food particles. When not using your traditional restoration, the prosthetic should be stored in water so it does not dry out. You will also want to carefully clean your gums twice a day.
Some patients can periodically sleep with their false teeth on, but the habit risks adversely affecting the gum and soft tissues of your mouth. By removing your dentures at night, you can help your gum tissue heal.
Most patients require a few weeks to adjust to their dentures. Over this period of time, you will regain the confidence to eat many of the foods that you enjoyed before experiencing tooth loss. While most people can eat a wide range of food items while wearing dentures, hard and sticky foods may pose certain challenges. We recommend experimenting with different adhesives to find a product that offers the most stability when eating and that doesn't irritate your gums.
At Legacy Dental Group in Birmingham, MI, Drs. Mills, Grabiel, and Kim carry on a 120-year tradition of providing the communities of the greater Detroit area with superior dental care. Our dentists are affiliated several professional organizations, including:
Schedule an appointment today by contacting us online or calling (248) 644-3131.
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