Dentures Restore Function & Beauty to Your Smile
United Dental group, we offer a full spectrum of restorative treatments, including full-arch dentures. Dentures are a great option for patients who are missing most or all of the teeth on their upper or lower arches. After a careful evaluation of your smile, we will design a restorative plan that complements your unique treatment goals, lifestyle, and budget. We use only the highest-quality materials to create both our traditional and implant-supported dentures. We can also reline and repair your current dentures. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment at United dental group.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are false teeth that are used for patients who are missing most or all of their natural teeth. Denture technology has improved dramatically in recent years, making full-arch restorations extremely durable and natural looking. Usually, dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and are held in place using adhesives or implanted attachments. At United Dental Group, our in-office lab allows us to make affordable dentures that fit comfortably and restore function to your bite.
What Kinds of Dentures Are Offered at United Dental Group?
At United Dental Group, we offer a variety of denture services to meet your personal needs, including:
-Full Arch Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures rest comfortably on your gums and are removed at night for cleaning. Each morning, you will apply a specialized adhesive paste to your dentures to hold them in place throughout the day. Traditional dentures are a good option for patients who have strict budgetary restrictions or those who cannot receive dental implants.
-Partial Traditional Dental Restorations
In addition to full-arch traditional dentures, we offer partial denture restorations. Traditional partial dentures are supported on either side by specialized dental crowns. Partial dentures snap into these fixtures. They may be removable or cemented in place by your dentist for all-day, all-night wear.
Implant-supported dentures offer unparalleled stability and are secured by small titanium posts that are surgically placed within your jaw bone. If you do not already have dental implants, we can create an individually tailored treatment plan and recommend a local surgeon. The entire process will be precisely planned to ensure an optimal fit and long-lasting security for your denture. Once you have fully healed, you can return to our office so we can restore your implants. There are two types of denture implants. A fixed denture a permanent denture, which is securely attached to the top of your implants, where it will stay in place during the day and night. You can clean your fixed implant-supported denture by brushing and rinsing with mouthwash. Your dentist can remove your fixed denture in our office to clean your gums, implants, and the denture itself during regular examinations. A removable implant-supported denture snaps into place but can be taken out on a daily basis for more intensive cleaning.
What Does Getting Dentures Involve?
Before you can receive any type of denture, it is important that your oral health is in good condition and your smile is free from decay or disease. If you have natural teeth still in place that are damaged or decayed, we can quickly and painlessly extract them. If you suffer from gum disease, we will provide necessary treatment before you can receive a denture. If you choose to receive an implant-supported denture and do not already have dental implants in place, you will first need to undergo a minor surgical procedure. Once any preparatory procedures are complete (and healing, in the case of implant-supported dentures), we will take detailed impressions and x-rays of your mouth and jaw. These images, along with detailed notes on the aesthetics of your denture, will be used by technicians to create your prosthesis in our laboratory.
Can I Get Tooth Extractions and Dentures in the Same Day?
Yes, it is possible to have dentures seated the same day that teeth are removed. When same-day dentures are selected, a few appointments may be scheduled before extraction to plan for the temporary denture. These visits will involve measuring the arches, teeth, and other structures to guide the denture fabrication process. After the appointment during which teeth are removed and dentures are seated, additional visits will be needed to periodically adjust the temporary denture. Without these adjustments, the denture may cause persistent sore spots. As the shape of the gum and bony ridge change, the denture will not fit the same without adjustments. After the bone and gum tissue has fully healed, a final denture can be designed.
How Do You Get Used to Wearing Dentures?Several strategies can be used as you get accustomed to new dentures. These include:
How Do You Stop Gagging When Wearing Dentures?
Some people struggle with a gagging sensation after they get new dentures. Over time, the gag reflex may ease as dentures come to feel more familiar. A denture adhesive may help hold dentures in place better to minimize nerve stimulation. One of the best ways to eliminate or prevent gagging is to talk to your dentist about implant-supported dentures. When the upper denture is secured onto a few dental implants, there is no need to cover the roof of the mouth. The upper denture can be made into a horseshoe shape that follows the curve of the arch.
What Causes Gagging with Dentures?
This often relates to stimulation of the glossopharyngeal nerve from the upper denture sitting over the roof of the mouth. Sometimes gagging indicates that the denture may be too large for the mouth, or that denture adhesive is collecting in one part of the roof of the mouth. Your dentist can help you determine the cause of gagging with dentures and also provide assistance in putting an end to this problem.
Is It Ok to Sleep with Dentures In?
The only time that dentists may advise sleeping with dentures in is when a new denture has been seated. At that, this recommendation tends to be limited to one or two days at the most. Generally, dentures should be removed at night. This facilitates adequate cleaning and soaking to care for the denture and it also allows muscles in the mouth and jaw to rest.
What Foods Can You Not Eat with Dentures?
Dentures are made to withstand normal biting and chewing. However, certain foods present a risk of damage. These include:
How Much Does It Cost to Get All Your Teeth Pulled and Get Dentures?
Numerous factors dictate the cost of dental treatments like same-day dentures. These include the dentist’s fees (which may reflect training and experience or insurance participation), sedation fees, if applicable, prescription medication, if needed, and the materials used to replace teeth. During your consultation, the details of tooth replacement are discussed at length, including cost estimates.
Are New Dentures Painful?
New dentures aren’t so much painful as they can be uncomfortable. At first, the new teeth may feel bulky and strange. When dentures fit well against the gums, they should not rub or slip out of place, though they can feel relatively unstable simply because they are new. If sore spots or blisters develop, this may indicate that the dentures need to be adjusted.
How Long Will New Dentures Hurt?
New dentures can be uncomfortable for the first few weeks. This is because the bone of the jaw and the gums are changing. Soon after tooth extraction, bone loss is common. The shrinkage of the jawbone affects how well dentures fit. For this reason, it is important to contact the dentist anytime sore spots develop. Making necessary adjustments to dentures can minimize discomfort during the transition phase.