Dentures

Dentures & Partial Dentures

A denture is a removable dental appliance-replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth providing additional functionality, but also prevents other teeth from shifting. When creating dentures, Dr. Mironov works closely with experienced laboratory technicians to make sure they are made to resemble your natural teeth (color, shape, positioning).

To help us in this process, we ask that you provide old photographs where we can see you laughing.

We use every opportunity to enhance your smile. When making complete dentures, we have more flexibility to give you brighter, better aligned teeth. A complete denture may be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. This usually takes 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, the patient will go without teeth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and placed right after the teeth are removed, providing the patient with teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, some adjustments will have to be made to the dentures.

There are various types of dentures available including dentures which are made more stable by the use of implants. Dr. Mironov will recommend the type that will work best for your mouth, your expectations and budget.

REPAIR EXISTING DENTURES FOR A MORE COMFORTABLE FIT

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be repaired, readjusted or remade due to normal wear. We can solve denture problems you may be experiencing with an existing set of dentures. Patients frequently come to us when they are having difficulties with denture fit, stability or function. We can usually correct these problems with hard-reline or denture rebasing procedures. Also, if your denture is missing a tooth, we can replace it with new one or repair it.

REASONS FOR DENTURES

 

  • Loss of all teeth in an arch
  • Loss of several teeth in an arch
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion

 

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN GETTING DENTURES?

The process of denture treatment requires several appointments over the span of 2 to 4 weeks. Highly accurate impressions and measurements are taken and are used to create your custom denture. Several try-in appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, Dr. Mironov will adjust and place the completed denture.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulties right after the initial denture placement. However, these symptoms will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to it.

You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in extending the life of your new dentures.

list of related conditions

• acrylic dentrures • broken dentures • denture repair • partial dentures • cosmetic dentures • denture cleaning • denture reline • denture whitener • emergency denture repair • fixed dentures • flexible partial denture • loose dentures • porcelain dentures • soft denture reline