Get all of your questions about dentures answered.
At Roseville Dentistry here in Roseville, MN, we understand how important it is to be able to get a full smile back after tooth loss. That's why we offer dentures as an option to replace your teeth! Read on to learn more about dentures and how our general dentist, Dr. Tamara Simons, uses them to restore her patients' smiles!
What are partial dentures?
This oral prosthetic is designed to fill gaps in your smile and to replace missing teeth; however, partial dentures are only meant for people who still have some healthy teeth remaining. Partial dentures can be removable or fixed in place, depending on certain factors.
For partial dentures to be fixed in place, our Roseville dentist will need to check the health of teeth surrounding the gap to make sure they can support your partial dentures (dental crowns are placed over natural teeth to anchor the false teeth into place).
Who can benefit from complete dentures?
If you are dealing with total tooth loss, the best replacement is going to be complete dentures. These dentures are custom-made to fit on top of and sit closely to the gums in order to fit properly into place. Of course, complete dentures may shift or move around, so using denture adhesives can help make them feel more secure. These dentures are completely removable, and it is recommended that you remove them every night before bed.
What are immediate dentures?
If you need to have some teeth extracted, you may be worried that you will have big gaps in your smile until you can get your permanent dentures installed. Don’t worry—immediate dentures make it possible for you to never have to go without teeth, even while your gums heal!
Immediate dentures are placed the same day as your extraction and you will wear them for several weeks until the gums heal. Once the gums have healed, you’ll come back in so that we can place your permanent dentures!
Give us a call!
If you have more questions about denture treatment, then now is the time to call Roseville Dentistry to schedule your consultation! Our number is (651) 489-1900.