Dr. Taylor's Family Dental Center
Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Implant Specialist, Periodontist, and Oral Surgeon located in Waterford, MI
The best dentures look as natural as your real teeth. At Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center in Waterford, Michigan, creating extremely realistic custom-made dentures is a top priority for Marvin Taylor, DDS, and the dental team. They use the latest dental technology to ensure your dentures look natural and feel as comfortable as possible. For the most realistic dentures available, call Dr Taylor’s Family Dental Center, or schedule an appointment online today.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable replacement teeth. They’re acrylic resin, nylon, and sometimes, certain metals to replace some or all of the teeth in your mouth. If you’re missing several teeth or more, dentures may be right for you.
What are the different types of dentures?
Dr Taylor’s Family Dental Center offers several different types of dentures, including:
Complete dentures replace all the teeth in your mouth if you have missing or severely decayed teeth.
If you still have some healthy natural teeth in your mouth, partial dentures can fill in those gaps and restore your ability to chew comfortably.
The team creates your complete dentures once your mouth fully heals from having your teeth removed. With immediate dentures, the team takes highly accurate measurements of your mouth to place them immediately after removing your teeth.
Overdentures can fit over certain missing teeth or dental implants to provide much-needed stability.
What is the process like for placing dentures?
Placing dentures is a multi-step process that can take at least one month and about five appointments. Correctly placing dentures takes skill and experience. Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center has provided more than 10,000 dentures to patients.
The first step in the dentures process is removing any severely damaged or decayed teeth from your mouth. With most dentures, the team waits for your mouth to heal before taking impressions and a wax bite of your mouth.
That helps ensure your impressions are as accurate as possible because your gums are typically swollen immediately after teeth removal.
Next, they give you “try-in” dentures to assess the proper fit, shape, and color for you. At your final visit, they place your custom-made dentures.
How do I care for my dentures?
Most dentures last about 5-7 years before needing adjustments or replacement. You can extend the life of your dentures by taking good care of them.
You should always rinse and brush your dentures after taking them out of your mouth to remove plaque and bacteria. Likewise, gently brush your gums after eating to prevent gum disease.
Many people with dentures experience jawbone loss and receding gums, as they no longer have natural teeth and tooth roots in place. Over time, this can lead to loose-fitting dentures that feel uncomfortable on your gums.
That’s why it’s important to schedule regular dental exams with the team at Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center. During these visits, they can assess the fit of your dentures and adjust them as needed.
To schedule an appointment with the team, call Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center, or book online today.