Full & Partial Dentures

Troy Dentures Dentist

Dentures are a removable tooth replacement option from our Troy, MI, dentists. They can be used if you have a few missing teeth or an entire arch. Most traditional dentures are made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals.

Correctly placing dentures takes skill and experience. Fortunately, our dentists are well-versed in the placement of dentures as well as ensuring a proper fit. If you have lost your teeth or are in danger of losing them, our dentists can help you explore your choices and choose the type of dentures best for your mouth and your lifestyle.

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Giving You the Tooth Replacement You Deserve

Our full and partial dentures are custom-made using quality materials that look natural and are durable. Our dentists will ensure that they are the right shape, color, and size for you before confirming that the bite is correct so that you can talk and eat properly. Aligning the dentures correctly will also give you a more attractive look and prevent premature wrinkles around the lips or at the corners of the mouth.

In some cases, we may recommend the addition of dental implants to further stabilize your dentures. This has the added benefit of deterring bone loss, which can cause eventual difficulties with wearing dentures, jaw problems, and even change the appearance of your face, giving it a sunken look.

Our dentists offer the following types of dentures:

  • Complete: These replace all teeth, oftentimes an entire upper or lower arch. 
  • Partial: Suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures will serve to improve chewing ability, provide support for facial muscles, and greatly enhance the facial appearance and smile.
  • Immediate: Our dentists will insert these immediately after the removal of your remaining teeth. To ensure immediate dentures are ready, we’ll take measurements of your mouth and make models of your jaws during a preliminary visit.
  • Overdenture: A removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or dental implants. For proper stability and support, the natural teeth must be prepared in advance by our dentists.

What Can I Expect with Dentures?

The denture process will span across a few appointments and will require you to come into our Troy, MI, dental office each time. Once the initial diagnosis is made, an impression and a wax bite are created to determine vertical dimensions and proper jaw position. Then, a ‘try-in’ is placed to assure proper color, shape, and fit. Finally, your completed denture is placed, following any minor adjustments.

Over time, adjusting the denture may be necessary. As you age, your mouth naturally changes, which can affect the fit of the denture. Your bone and gum ridges can recede or shrink, resulting in a loose-fitting denture. Loose dentures can cause various problems, including sores or infections. 

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Dentures that do not fit properly can always be corrected by our dentists. Avoid using a DIY kit to adjust your dentures, as this can damage the appliance beyond repair. Glues sold over-the-counter often contain harmful chemicals that are not recommended for use on dentures.

Get Assessed for Dentures Today

To learn more about your tooth replacement options from our dentists in Troy, MI, including dentures, call Mosaic Dental today at (248) 528-2270 or contact us online.