An Affordable, Convenient Solution to Tooth Loss
If you’re missing teeth, it’s crucial to find a replacement solution to ensure your oral health stays intact. While dental implants have become the industry standard for tooth replacement, they may not be right for everyone. Fortunately, Dr. Wallace provides dentures as an affordable and effective restorative solution.
Dentures have become known as uncomfortable and unstable solutions. But Dr. Wallace trained under one of the most skilled, renowned denture designers in the field of dentistry. That means he’ll ensure that your customized dentures will be perfect for you.
Learn more about dentures, and find out if they’re the ideal solution for your tooth loss by reading our patient-friendly guide.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are an attractive, cost-effective restorative solution for patients missing any number of teeth. They’re custom-made from acrylic resin to create a natural-looking appearance. Receiving your dentures is quick and easy, and we can often complete the process in just two visits to our Willoughby Hills office.
Our dentists been creating well-fitting dentures for multiple years and enjoys helping patients find their most suitable form of tooth replacement. The denture fit we accomplish is unparalleled by any other denture appliance, leaving our patients feeling confident in their ability to speak, eat, smile, and laugh.
This high standard of denture design carries the benefit of lifting the face, keeping contours more youthful and natural. We do this through internal structural support typically only possible with natural teeth or dental implants.
Why Choose Dentures?
Depending on your individual dental needs, Dr. Wallace may recommend dentures for several different reasons, including:
- Replacement of all teeth from the upper or lower jaw
- Loss of several teeth in an arch due to tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma
- To enhance smile and facial issues
- To improve the ability to chew, speak, and digest food
Receiving Your Dentures
The process of getting your customized dentures will typically require at least two appointments, usually over several weeks or one month. To begin, we’ll take highly detailed impressions of your teeth to create your dentures.
Several “try-on” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper fit, shape, and color. At your final appointment, Dr. Wallace will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, making sure it fits comfortably and looks natural.
It’s essential to remember that increased saliva flow, some soreness, and difficulty eating and speaking at first are normal. However, these will subside quickly as your muscles and tissues get used to your new restoration.
Your dentures can last up to 15 years or more with proper care and good oral hygiene. Luckily, your denture restoration is simple to take care of.
Brushing & Cleaning
It’s vital to maintain the health of your dentures by thoroughly cleaning them twice a day or after every meal. To properly clean them, remove them from your mouth and gently brush all of their surfaces. Don’t brush too hard, as this can wear down the unique edges and teeth created to fit in your mouth.
Overnight you should remove your dentures and place them in a denture-cleaning solution. Keeping them in this solution will help them retain their custom shape and stay fresh overnight. If you sleep with your dentures in, it can lead to excess wear on your jawbones, especially if you tend to clench or grind your teeth during sleep.
Routine Denture Maintenance
The final step in increasing the longevity of your dentures is to regularly visit our dentists twice a year for dental deep cleanings and exams. During these appointments, one of our dental professionals will thoroughly clean your mouth and dentures.
After we’ve removed any harmful bacteria, our experienced Willoughby Hills dentist will examine your dentures and gums to ensure they’re healthy. He’ll also address any issues with the fit and comfort of your dentures during this appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, denture technology has improved significantly, and we can make your dentures look natural. You’ll be able to confidently smile without the worry of people noticing your dentures.
Denture teeth are made from natural-looking materials that feel like natural teeth. They even reflect light the same way as teeth for a completely natural appearance. Your dentures are customized specifically for you, so they’ll be comfortable and blend in with your face.
After tooth extraction, you’ll want to wait at least six to eight weeks to be fitted for dentures. This allows time for swelling to diminish and you’ll get a more accurate denture fit. Our team will assess how you’re healing at your follow-up appointment, which will determine how long you’ll need to wait.
Your New Smile
If you require a smile renovation with dentures, Dr. Wallace at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills has a solution that will create the kind of support you deserve. Our goal is to give our patients security in their smiles, as well as a high level of comfort and attractiveness.
To schedule your appointment with our dentists, call our Willoughby Hills office at (440) 210-0999. You can also fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will get in touch right away.