Full and Partial Dentures
Do you have missing teeth and make a conscious effort to hide your mouth when you smile? Do you fade into the background when someone takes photos? Missing teeth aren’t just an oral health problem; they impact your life in numerous ways. The gaps in your smile can also take a toll on your confidence and affect your social and work life.
Beautiful Teeth That Look Like Your own
However, talking to our Troy, OH, dentist about dentures can change all that, and you might be surprised what they can do for your smile. And if you cringed when you read the word “dentures,” it’s definitely time for you to take another look!
Modern dentures bear no resemblance to those your grandparents wore because updated materials make them look more realistic than ever. Dr. Andrew Katerakis will spend several appointments custom fitting them to your mouth and creating a smile that is “you” in every way.
Dentures Work Well for Many People
If you are missing a few teeth, we would recommend partial dentures that fit in and among your remaining teeth; if you have complete tooth loss in your upper arch, lower arch, or both, we recommend full or complete dentures.
Removable dentures are an affordable tooth replacement that makes them accessible to many people. If you don’t want to wait for dental implants to heal, we can have your replacement teeth ready in a matter of weeks instead of months.
What to Expect with the Denture Process
After you and Dr. Katerakis agree that full removable dentures are right for you, he will create a personalized treatment plan that typically includes the following steps:
- We will evaluate your gums and soft tissue to ensure they are healthy and ready for new teeth. Next, we take impressions used by a custom dental lab to fabricate the denture's base.
- We’ll also discuss your aesthetic goals, including the shape, size, shade, and position of artificial teeth, to ensure the results meet and exceed your expectations.
- For your next appointment, we create a wax try-in denture, make adjustments for fit and appearance, and then a custom dental lab crafts your final dentures.
- At your final appointment, Dr. Katerakis will fit your new dentures, and you'll have realistic-looking teeth and a beautiful new smile.
Should You Consider Implant Dentures?
Implant dentures are regular dentures held in place with dental implants placed in your jawbone. Unlike removable dentures, implant dentures are stable and secure and won’t move around in the mouth.
You can go back to eating all your favorite foods and smiling confidently again, knowing that your dentures won't shift and move unexpectedly.
Getting implant dentures takes longer because we have to wait for the implants to heal. However, many patients consider the wait well worth the final long-term results.
If you would like to learn more about implant dentures in Troy, OH, Dr. Katerakis will be happy to explain the process to you.
Schedule a Dentures Appointment to Get Started
Dentures are a modern tooth replacement that works well for people of any age who have missing teeth. If you want to see if dentures are the right choice or explore other tooth replacements like bridges and dental implants, we would love to help you!
Please call our Troy, OH, dental office at (937) 335-7754 to schedule a convenient appointment to get started.