Complete Your Smile With Dentures in Allen Park, MI
An Affordable & Convenient Solution
As we age, our gums naturally recede, leaving more room for cavities to develop at the root. As a result, the aging process takes a toll on our oral health. According to one study, 27 percent of people over the age of 65 are missing all of their natural teeth.
Living with just one missing tooth can have lasting damage on your oral health and your social life. Dentures are an affordable way to replace missing teeth and restore your confidence within just a few appointments.
The Benefits of Dentures
In addition to being affordable, dentures offer several benefits that will keep you smiling, including:
- Treatments are needle-free
- Support to facial features
- Create ease with chewing and digestion
- Replace all of your teeth within a few visits
- Improve speech
- Restore your appearance
Our Denture Solutions
At Allen Park Dentistry we can replace any number of missing teeth with our complete and partial denture solutions.
If you’re missing all your teeth or planning on having your remaining teeth extracted, we offer complete dentures to restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. Unlike dental bridges, which are anchored and cemented to existing teeth, dentures sit on top of your gums and are easily removed for cleaning and storage.
Partial dentures consist of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base, and connected by a metal framework. They’re used to replace one or more natural teeth on the upper or lower arch. Partial dentures prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting into place, so you won’t have to worry about alignment issues.
The Journey to Completing Your Smile With Dentures
Dentures are the least invasive way to replace missing teeth. At our Allen Park dental office, our denture procedure is pain-free, needle-free, and won’t require any preparation of your surrounding teeth.
Your complete or partial dentures will be customized specifically for you. You can pick the color of your new smile and Dr. Mahjoub will ensure it aligns with the shape of your gums. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mahjoub will examine your oral health to look for any signs of decay, infection, or teeth that may need to be extracted.
Prior to starting treatment, she’ll complete the recommended procedures to ensure you’re an ideal candidate for dentures. Once the healing is complete, you can get fitted for your dentures. The process to a beautiful smile with dentures can be completed in just a few steps, including:
- Measurements will be taken and a mold will be made to ensure the restoration fits your mouth precisely
- The mold will be sent to a lab where a plastic mock-up will be crafted
- Once we receive the mock-up, you’ll come in for a fitting, we’ll take notes on any feedback, and send the dentures back to the lab
- The lab will set your dentures in acrylic
- You’ll come in for a final fitting where we’ll make any last adjustments
- You’ll leave our office with your new complete smile
Adapting to Dentures
Like any new habit or hobby, you’ll want to try it in private before you take the center stage. That being said, it’s best to work with your dentures at home before attending lunch dates or social events. That way you can adjust to eating and speaking with them and avoid any mishaps.
We’ve put together a few tips to help you practice with your dentures:
- Practice singing the cheek exercises
- Take smaller bites
- Start with soft foods and slowly incorporate new foods into your diet
- Try different types of adhesives
- Practice speaking before going out in public
- Wear them throughout the day to give yourself time to get used to them.
If you develop any sores, you’ll want to contact our office right away. We may need to adjust your dentures, or we’ll recommend ways to heal or prevent future sores.
Frequently Asked Questions
After a tooth extraction, you’ll want to wait six to eight weeks before you’re fitted for dentures. This allows time for the swelling to diminish and will ensure a more comfortable fit. Dr. Mahjoub will assess how you’re healing at your follow-up appointment and this will determine how long you’ll have to wait.
Caring for your dentures can easily be integrated into your everyday life. We recommend following a few guidelines to get the most out of your dentures and avoid frequent repairs:
- Handle your dentures with care
- Remove and rinse your dentures after eating
- Clean your mouth anytime you remove your dentures
- Brush your dentures at least once a day
- Soak your dentures overnight
- Rinse your dentures thoroughly before placing them back into your mouth
- Store your dentures in a container for protection
- Schedule regular visits at our Allen Park office so we can examine your oral health and ensure your dentures are in excellent condition
If you damage your dentures, contact our office right away by calling (313) 928-8848. We may be able to fix your appliance or recommend a replacement. It’s important to avoid trying to fix it on your own, as this typically causes more problems.
We recommend that you remove your dentures at night prior to going to bed and soak them in water or a solution while you sleep. Sleeping without dentures gives your gums and bone tissue a chance to relax from the pressure they exert during the day. Wearing dentures at night can double the risk of pneumonia in elderly patients.
While dental implants and dentures are both effective solutions for replacing missing teeth, the process and longevity of the treatments differ. Dentures are a faster and more affordable solution. Within a few visits, you can have any number of teeth replaced. There’s virtually no recovery time or procedure necessary.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option. They look and feel like your natural teeth so you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Best of all, they can last a lifetime with proper care. Dental implants are surgically affixed to your jaw, therefore a period of recovery is necessary following the procedure.
If you have missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mahjoub by calling (313) 928-8848. During this visit, she’ll review your oral health and provide you with information about your options so you can make the decision that best fits your lifestyle.
Schedule a Consultation at Allen Park Dentistry
If you’re interested in learning more about dentures or our other tooth replacement solutions, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mahjoub by calling (313) 928-8848 We’ll provide you with all the information so you can make the decision that’s best for you.