Dentures are false teeth made of a special type of resin. They're designed to look and feel just like natural teeth, and to restore your ability to chew, bite, and speak with confidence. Whether you’ve lost one, several, or a full mouth of teeth, the team at Montgomery Family Dental is here to help.
Marysville dentist Dr. Katie Montgomery has years of experience, and can help you get the comfortable, natural, and durable dentures you need to restore your smile. Contact us now to schedule a consultation.
Dentures are usually the most affordable way to restore missing teeth, so they're a great option if you’re on a budget.
Before you can get dentures, you’ll meet with Dr. Montgomery for an initial consultation. After an oral exam, she will discuss all of your options for restoring your smile, including dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges. Dr. Montgomery will work with you to choose the treatment that’s right for your budget, oral health, schedule, and personal preferences.
Depending on the type of dentures you’re getting and your oral health, it may be necessary to extract one or more of your teeth. These tooth extractions will be performed before your initial denture fitting.
At your denture fitting, your Marysville dentist will take impressions and measurements of your mouth. Then, she will use this information to create a bite mold, and she will work with a dental lab to build a set of test dentures, which are set in wax.
Once your first set of test dentures arrives at Montgomery Family Dental, you’ll come and try them on to see how they fit and how they look. Dr. Montgomery will work with you to fine-tune the fit and appearance of your dentures over several appointments.
After your dentures fit perfectly and look great, Dr. Montgomery will order your final set of dentures. Once they’ve arrived at our office, you’ll come in for your last appointment and pick them up. Dr. Montgomery will also give you a set of denture care instructions to follow as you adjust to your new smile.
Full dentures replace all of your upper, lower, or both rows of teeth. They consist of a set of false teeth in a gum-colored acrylic base, which is held in place over your gums by friction. Full dentures are usually only recommended if you have serious oral health problems. This is because they require the extraction of all of your remaining teeth, even if they're healthy.
Partial dentures are usually a better option if you’re only missing one or several teeth. Partial dentures consist of one or more false teeth, which are placed into a metal and plastic framework. This framework clips onto your healthy teeth, which hold your false teeth in place. If you’re on a budget, partial dentures are an affordable alternative to other types of tooth replacement such as dental implants and dental bridges.
About 40 million Americans have lost all their teeth.
Full dentures usually last somewhere between 5-10 years, while partial dentures tend to have a longer lifespan of 10-15 years. Proper denture care is important for prolonging the lifespan of your dentures. Also, you should make sure that you come into Montgomery Family Dental every six months for a checkup. During your appointment, Dr. Montgomery can check your oral health and your dentures, and determine if any adjustments or a denture replacement is necessary.
After each meal or snack, you should remove your dentures and rinse them off to prevent the buildup of food particles and bacteria. You should also brush your dentures once per day using unscented soap and a soft bristled toothbrush.
You also will need to take your dentures out at night. This allows your gums to rest and recover. However, you need to keep your dentures moist, or they may warp and become damaged. You can soak them in water at night, or use an overnight denture cleaner to clean and sanitize your dentures.
It’s normal for it to take a few months to adjust to wearing dentures.