Affordable Dentures and Implants in Ypsilanti, MI
Dentistry is all about smiles, and having a confident, healthy, beautiful smile is important—whether you are showing off your natural teeth, partial dentures, full dentures, or dental implants.
Our practice provides personalized restorative dentistry services that meet the needs and comfort levels of our patients, including dental implants, dental bridges, partial dentures, full dentures, and much more.
Each patient that walks through our door is unique, and our dentists approach dental care with an individualistic mindset that allows us to provide the very best customized dental services in the area.
If you’re primarily interested in dentures as part of a treatment plan for your oral health care, we can provide a free consultation to evaluate your dental needs and overall health before developing a total treatment plan. Additionally, we can consult with you on your dental insurance to make sure you know what to expect regarding cost.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. While they can be worn every day and are made to have a secure fit, they are not a permanent solution as they can be taken out and are not fixed—unlike a dental implant or bridge.
There are two types of dentures:
- Full dentures are given to patients when all their natural teeth have been removed through extractions. Conventional dentures are placed after the gums have healed, which can take several months. Immediate dentures are placed immediately after the teeth have been removed for the patient’s use during the healing process, and may require frequent adjustments during the first couple months of use.
- Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame that is connected to your natural teeth, and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are considered a removable alternative to bridges and, in addition to filling in visible gaps in your remaining teeth, they also keep your other teeth from shifting.
The Process of Getting Dentures
If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile and your oral health by getting dentures, you can expect to visit our office several times, typically over the course of several weeks. Fortunately, we make the experience as pleasant as possible from your first visit to your last.
During the course of our service to you, we’ll take detailed impressions (molds) and measurements in order to create a denture that fits you perfectly. We’ll make adjustments and experiment with placement as needed until we have the exact color, shape, and fit for your unique mouth.
You may experience an increase in saliva flow, a little soreness, and an adjustment period as you learn to eat and speak with your dentures in. However, as you become accustomed to everything, it will all get easier!
Dental Care After Receiving Dentures
Dentures, just like natural teeth, require daily maintenance to stay clean and keep bacteria from growing inside of your mouth. Keep your dentures clean and your smile healthy by following these guidelines:
- When handling your dentures, stand over a clean, folded towel or a sink full of water. This way, if you accidentally drop them, they are less likely to break.
- Your dentures are not immune from plaque and tartar build-up, so it’s important that you brush them every day. Use a soft-bristled brush and gently brush the surfaces of the dentures, being careful not to break or bend the plastic. Between brushings, it’s important to rinse them after each meal.
- Use a gentle cleanser. Many toothpastes, household cleaners, and mouthwashes can be too hard on your dentures, so it is recommended that you use a mild hand or dish soap to get them clean. Be sure to check for the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval to choose products that are safe, or ask us about which products may be best for you.
- When you are not wearing your dentures, they need to be kept moist. Dentures that are not kept in a denture cleaning solution or in water can dry out, lose their shape, or even crack and break. Certain styles of dentures require certain soaking solutions, so be sure to ask us which solution is best for you.
- It’s important to keep your gums and tongue clean. Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush to gently clean your mouth and any existing teeth every day.
If your dentures become damaged, please contact us as soon as possible. Broken dentures that don’t fit properly can cause irritation to your gums and mouth.
Also, remember to continue scheduling regular dental checkups every six months to make sure your smile stays healthy for many years to come.
Why Dentures May Be Right for You
Dentures are an effective and affordable way of replacing missing teeth. Composed of a durable plastic resin (sometimes porcelain), both partial and full dentures can be fabricated to look and feel natural. Today’s dentures are custom-fit, making it possible to eat once-troublesome foods with confidence and speak clearly.
That being said, dentures are not for everyone. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures and want to know if they are the right choice for you, please call our office and schedule an appointment to be evaluated by a dentist. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and can determine the best course of treatment for your ongoing dental care.
No Matter Your Dental Care Needs, Our Dentists Can Help!
From children to adults, all the way up to seniors, our office is ready to treat your whole family—whether you’re new patients or existing patients. We encourage you to contact our team for education on each of the services we offer, including X-rays, teeth whitening, dental implants, and much more.
Our office is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which means it’s convenient to all surrounding areas, including Ann Arbor. We’ll never charge you any hidden fees or leave you wondering about your treatment; from basic flossing to more serious issues like bone loss, we’re dedicated to relieving your fears about discomfort in the dentist chair—once and for all!
Ready to improve your life with a healthier, more attractive (and affordable) smile? Make an appointment with us today and start enjoying your new teeth as soon as possible!