Dentures can be a lifesaver for individuals who have lost their natural teeth. They are a removable prosthesis placed in the mouth containing replacement teeth formed to an exact fit over your existing gums. They are designed to be removable without the assistance of a dentist. Dr. Miller can alleviate any anxieties you may have by providing you dentures here in Munster, IN.
Contact our office today to schedule your denture examination.
What Kind of Dentures Will I Need?
There are two primary types of dentures depending on your needs.
For our patients that are missing multiple teeth and are not able or willing to replace them with bridges or dental implants, a removable partial denture is a great alternative. A partial denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces multiple missing teeth on the upper and/or lower arch improving the aesthetics and function of your mouth. It mimics your natural teeth and rest perfectly over your existing gums. It typically takes multiple appointments for Dr. Miller to design and fit a set of removable partial dentures. Once completed, you will meet with Dr. Miller to check for proper fit and alignment. After a brief period of adjusting to the feel of your new partial dentures, they will begin to feel more natural.
For our patients requiring the replacement of all missing teeth in the upper and/or lower arch of the mouth, a complete denture is an excellent treatment option. A complete denture provides improved aesthetics and function by mimicking the missing teeth in your mouth. It typically takes multiple appointments for Dr. Miller to design and fit a set of removable complete dentures. Once completed, you will meet with Dr. Miller to check for proper fit and alignment, which usually requires multiple visits. After a brief period of adjusting to the feel of your new dentures, they will begin to feel more natural.
Taking proper care of your removable complete or partial dentures at home is vital for your dentures and your oral health. If the dentures are not cleaned properly they may become damaged or develop bacterial deposits. Carefully brush and rinse your dentures daily with water and a denture cream to help remove plaque and any food particles from building up on your dentures. At night it is important to place your dentures in water or a denture soaking solution. This will help prevent bacterial growth and staining of your dentures. Scheduling regular check-ups with Dr. Miller is an important part of denture care. She is able to check for any discrepancies in fit and make the proper adjustments as well as professionally clean your dentures to ensure that they last a long time.
The Benefits of Wearing Dentures
Complete and partial dentures have worked wonders for our patients by increasing their confidence and over all oral health. Here are some of the ways you can benefit from wearing customized removable dentures fabricated by Dr. Miller:
- Improved facial support and smile
- Improved chewing
- Ability to speak/pronounce words more clearly
- Improved bite alignment
- Greater comfort overall
If you have experienced the loss of some or all of your teeth or have ill-fitting dentures, please get in touch with our office at (219) 836-4214. We will help you explore treatment options tailored to your individual needs.