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Westland Dentist, Dentist in Westland, MI

Parkside Dental Team

Lock-Tight Denture

1-888-41-TIGHT

Our Services
 

Dentures

Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Full Dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set of Dentures. There are two types of full Dentures.

  • Conventional Full Dentures - This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
  • Immediate Full Dentures - Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has Dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have follow up visits to adjust your Dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The Dentures will need to be relined after the jaw bone has healed.  Placement of Mini-Dental Implants must be timed to coincide with proper bone healing.

Partial Dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth.  Mini-Dental Implants can be used to stabilize and "lock-in" partial dentures as well.

Your Dentures may take some time to get used to. The flesh colored base of the Dentures is placed over your gums. Some people say that it feels bulky or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. Other times the Dentures might feel loose. These feelings will affect the way you eat and talk for a little while. Over time, your mouth becomes trained to eat and speak with your Dentures and they begin to feel more natural in your mouth. They may never feel perfectly comfortable, but it is much better than the alternative of not having teeth.  This is where the Mini-Dental Implants can really change the way you eat, feel and smile on a daily basis.

Even though Dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never useextreme  hot water because it could warp the Dentures. Your Dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust your Dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your Dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.

Mini-Dental Implants can be used with Upper Dentures and can allow for the removal of the "plate" portion of an Upper Denture that normally must cover the roof of the mouth.

 
 
 
We proudly offer dentures and partial dentures at our convenient location in Westland, MI.. Quality dentures and partial denture restorations provided by Dentist Steven Cohen and staff at our beautiful MI office.