Dentures and Partials in Monroe, MI
Removable Dentures and Partials
So, you’re missing teeth. Whether it be from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, you can replace them with a full or partial denture that will benefit both your appearance, health and function. When teeth are missing, those remaining can shift into the remaining space and become crooked. It is harder to clean crooked teeth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Your ability to chew properly and speak will be restored. Dentures will fill out the look of your face and prevent facial muscles from sagging, which can make you look older. Our Monroe office can make you a denture or partial that will closely resemble your natural teeth and gums, to minimize a change in your appearance.
What types of Dentures are There?
Conventional. This full removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed, which can take several months.
Immediate. You will receive this removable denture on the same day that your remaining teeth are removed, so you don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period. Our dentists will take measurements and make models of your jaw at a preliminary visit. You may need to have the denture relined after you have finished healing to ensure a proper fit.
Partial. A partial is a removable appliance made for patients who are missing some, but not all teeth. Your dentist will design it to match your teeth and gums, and it will attach to your natural teeth with metal or plastic clasps. Your partial will keep your teeth from shifting, while filling in gaps that can make eating difficult to complete your smile.
Overdenture. This option provides added stability for your denture. Over time, retention on a traditional denture worsens due to bone loss and deterioration. Because they rely on suction alone, they can require messy denture creams and adhesives. A root or implant supported overdenture is held in place by attachments added to the root of a remaining tooth, or to an implant placed by a specialist. An overdenture helps preserve the health of your jaw bone and will control facial contour changes that can be caused by having no remaining teeth.
What’s the Next Step?
Your oral health is our top priority, and we will work with you to make informed decisions about treatment that fits your unique needs and restores your smile and confidence. We want to make sure that financial concerns never stand in the way of getting the treatment you need, and we accept most major dental insurance and well as Citi Health flexible financing.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our Monroe dental office if you have any questions.