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By Crescent Lake Dental-Glen J Marsack
July 07, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

If you have extensive tooth loss, consider dentures from Crescent Lake Dental in Waterford, MI. Your dentist, Dr. Glen Marsack, has decades of experience in all phases of dental care, including tooth replacement. Here's what you should know about dentures.

Normalize your speech, eating, and facial appearance

Today's dentures are highly customizable and well-fitting. Whether you need a partial denture to replace a few teeth or a full denture to complete an arch, your Waterford Dentist can meet your oral health needs and smile aesthetics.

While nothing is quite like real teeth, modern prosthetics return much of the biting power and support for facial muscles lost to dental extraction. At a personalized denture consultation at Crescent Lake Dental office in Waterford, your dentist will examine your remaining teeth, take digital X-rays and oral impressions, and outline a treatment plan fit to your smile goals.

Types of dentures

Made from high-grade acrylic, dentures come in various types:

  • Partial dentures, one or more teeth mounted on a metal frame with clasps
  • Full conventional dentures, held in place with the mouth's suction and placed after extraction sites have healed completely
  • Immediate dentures, inserted right after extractions and having the advantage of a complete smile right away (usually immediate dentures need relining or replacement after a few months)
  • Implant-supported dentures, permanently secured to the jaw bone with four or more titanium dental implants which improve the health and quality of jaw bone and gums

All dentures last about ten years regardless of their type. Good daily hygiene and in-office care ensure your mouth stays healthy and that your prosthetic fits well and is in good condition. Your Waterford Dentist will show you the best way to clean your dentures.

It's your health

Prevention says that almost 70 percent of women who have started wearing dentures smile more than before they had them. The reason? These individuals were ashamed of their damaged smiles. Besides improving oral health and function, dentures can improve how you look, feel about yourself, and project positivity to those around you.

Ask us

Are dentures right for you? They may be. Your dentist at Crescent Lake Dental in Waterford MI can tell you for sure. Dr. Glen Marsack has the skill and wisdom to repair your smile the right way. Call the office today for a consultation: (248) 682-9331.

By Crescent Lake Dental-Glen J Marsack
August 12, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dentures  

Losing your teeth? If you've lost all or some of your natural teeth, dentures can replace them. Dentures are removable appliances constructed to replace missing teeth. Today's dentures are more attractive and comfortable than ever. Led by Dr. Marsack, Crescent Lake Dental (located in Waterford, MI) offers state-of-the-art dentures to the patients they serve. Read on to learn about the different types of dentures that are available today.

Partial Denture

Partial dentures are used when one or more teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture closes the gaps created by missing teeth. This denture consists of replacement teeth, a gum-colored plastic base, metal framework, and clasps that connect to the teeth. Some partial dentures are removable, while others are worn permanently. Partial dentures can transform your appearance and help to restore comfort when speaking and eating.

Complete Denture

Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. A complete denture is a removable appliance used when all teeth within the jaw have been lost and need to be replaced. Complete dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to a pink-colored base that fits over your gums. This denture is placed in your mouth after your natural teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed. A complete denture will help you feel like you again and boost your confidence at work and in social situations.

Overdenture

An overdenture is a removable dental prosthesis that rests on natural teeth, the roots of teeth, or dental implants. An overdenture will enhance your appearance, improve your ability to chew food, and improve your clarity of speech. Better dental hygiene and a lower risk of periodontal (gum) disease are two additional benefits of using overdentures.

Immediate Denture

Immediate dentures, also called temporary dentures, are made before the existing teeth have been extracted. This is an option for people who do not want to go without teeth. An immediate denture will protect your gums while you heal and make the transition to a permanent denture easier. After healing from having your natural teeth removed, a permanent denture can be made.

Want a better life? Start with your smile! Don't delay- call Crescent Lake Dental at (248) 682-9331 right now to schedule a dental consultation in Waterford, MI and get the smile you deserve. A denture will give you the freedom to enjoy life again. We want you to live your best life possible!