Are Dentures Right for Me?
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.

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