When you think of dentures, you might think of ill-fitting prosthetics that slip when you talk. Or maybe you think of sticky denture adhesives or an artificial-looking smile.
Whatever it is, Lakeside Dentistry in Rochester, MN wants to challenge your assumptions about dentures. Though they’ve been around a long time, dentures are more natural-looking, comfortable, and versatile than ever.
Read on for some of the options we offer that go beyond traditional dentures. Then, if you’re looking to replace a full set of teeth, give us a call at 507-316-6444.
Your perfect solution is out there, and we’ll help you find it.
Dental Implant Dentures
You may have heard of dental implants as a replacement for teeth. An implant is a small titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root. This connects to your jawbone for ultimate support and security. The implant is topped with a dental restoration, which replaces the visible part of your missing tooth.
Well, how do you get the security of implants if you need to replace an entire set of teeth?
Dental implants can be used to support a full arch prosthetic. One of the most secure and long-lasting ways to do this is with All-On-4™ Dental Implants, which require only four implants.
Because the implants are embedded in your jawbone, dental implant dentures fit more securely than traditional dentures, which are held in place with an adhesive.
They’re also more convenient and better for your dental health! Dental implant dentures require use of the jawbone, which prevents bone loss.
We offer dental implant dentures that you can remove yourself, as well as ones that can only be removed by a dentist.
If you’re apprehensive about having dental implants placed, take comfort in the fact that dental implants are one of Dr. Gores’ specialties. We also numb the area with local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
It can take weeks to receive custom-made dentures following the removal of your teeth. We want you to feel comfortable and confident as soon as possible. That’s why we offer immediate dentures that are available the same day your teeth are extracted!
With immediate dentures, you won’t ever have to be without your teeth. Plus, they will encourage healing of sensitive gum tissue following your procedure and allow you to continue eating your favorite foods.
Immediate dentures are a great solution for the time between your extraction and the arrival of your custom-made dentures.
If you’re looking to replace several teeth in a row, a partial denture might be a great solution! There are several variations of partial dentures. We can help you find one that fits your needs.
Removable partial dentures consist of a prosthetic that, in most cases, clasps onto healthy teeth or implants with the help of a small connector.
Replacing a series of missing teeth will improve your ability to chew and speak. A partial denture will change the way you interact with people and feel about your smile.
Caring For Your Dentures
We’ll walk you through proper care of your denture, but we think you’ll find it’s not overly burdensome — especially when you weigh it against the benefits of your new teeth!
It’s important to regularly clean your dentures. We can help you find a denture cleaner and denture-friendly brush, since some regular toothbrushes and toothpastes are too harsh for dentures. Cleaning your dentures daily will prevent unsightly stains.
At night, you’ll soak your dentures in a soaking solution or water. This will ensure your dentures have the moisture necessary to retain their shape.
Beyond cleaning your dentures, you’ll continue to see the caring team at Lakeside Dentistry for routine checkups and cleanings. This will ensure that your oral health is in great shape. It will also allow us to easily make adjustments to your dentures as needed. This will make sure your dentures continue to be comfortable and well-fitted for years to come!
A New Smile Starts At Lakeside Dentistry
If you’re looking for teeth replacement options, make Lakeside Dentistry your first and only stop.
The right dentures will not only dramatically improve the appearance of your smile, they’ll also improve your dental function.
Dr. Gores has extensive experience helping patients find their perfect dentures, and he can help you find yours!