An Affordable Tooth Replacement Solution
Replacing missing teeth can quickly improve your quality of life, including a boost in self-confidence and better oral health. At Dixon Family Dental, we provide a variety of restorative treatments that can give you back your complete smile and support your lasting oral health. Whether you’re looking for natural-looking results or a more affordable solution, dentures may be the ideal choice for you.
Dr. Daniels-Dixon will always work with you to ensure you receive the best treatment for your unique needs. Keep reading to discover how dentures can give you your smile back.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable prosthetic appliances that are custom-created to look just like your natural teeth. This cost-effective restorative solution is an excellent choice for patients who are missing any number of teeth. Our dentures are created from an acrylic resin, ensuring each patient walks out with a fully restored, naturally beautiful smile.
At Dixon Family Dental, we offer two types of dentures: full and partial.
Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of teeth, restoring full function to your smile. Also referred to as complete dentures, they’re easily removable and simple to attach. Full dentures can only be worn after your gum tissue is healed following an extraction.
Partial dentures are designed to replace a small number of missing teeth. These are a great option for patients who still have many of their natural teeth left on either arch. They’re held in place by a concealed metal clasp but are easily removable for maintenance and cleaning. Partial dentures maintain the position of your natural teeth by preventing them from moving into gapped areas and affecting your oral health.
Are Dentures Right for You?
Full or partial dentures are great options for patients who are missing any number of teeth. This affordable solution can dramatically improve your quality of life and keep you smiling with confidence. Dentures may be your perfect treatment if you:
- Have lost most or all of your teeth
- Want to eat with greater ease
- Want to speak with more clarity
- Desire a natural-looking smile after tooth loss
- Want to enhance your smile and improve facial issues
Receiving Your Dentures
With dentures, you’ll achieve a complete smile in just two appointments at our Southfield office. The entire process for receiving dentures can take from two weeks to over a month to complete. At your initial appointment, Dr. Daniels-Dixon will begin by taking impressions of your teeth to create your custom denture set.
To ensure proper fit, shape, and color, several “try-on” appointments may be necessary. Once your dentures have been created, you’ll return to see Dr. Daniels-Dixon, where she’ll precisely place and adjust the restoration to ensure a comfortable fit and natural appearance.
Remember, an increased saliva flow, soreness, and some difficulty eating and speaking at first are completely normal. However, these tend to subside quickly as your mouth adapts to your new restoration.
Proper Denture Care
It’s important to understand that properly caring for and storing your dentures is essential to preserve their function and longevity. At your appointment, Dr. Daniels-Dixon and our Southfield team will provide you with proper care instructions for maintaining a clean, long-lasting restoration. Here are some helpful tips:
- Remove and rinse your dentures with water after eating.
- Avoid bending or damaging the clasps on your dentures when cleaning.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your natural teeth and gums.
- Remove and clean your dentures daily with a non-abrasive cleaner.
- Soak your dentures in water or denture solution overnight to help them maintain their shape.
- Be sure to frequently visit our Southfield dental office for regular checkups and cleanings.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your dentures have been damaged or you need a replacement, don’t hesitate to call Dixon Family Dental so we can help. When you bring your dentures in, Dr. Daniels-Dixon can examine them and see if there’s a better alternative for you, or she’ll make any necessary repairs. Do not attempt to repair or alter your dentures on your own. Call our Southfield office at (248) 552-0223 and we’ll get you in as soon as possible.
Just like natural teeth, your dentures will wear down and stain over time. When properly cared for, your dentures can last as long as 10 years. To help increase the lifespan of your dentures, we recommend visiting Dixon Family Dental once every six months so we can perform regular checkups and cleanings.
Achieve a Beautiful, Healthy Smile
Here at Dixon Family Dental, we want our patients to feel confident in their smiles. With full and partial dentures, patients who have suffered from tooth loss don’t have to hide their gaps any longer. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniels-Dixon, call our Southfield office at (248) 552-0223 and our team will be happy to assist you. You can also get in touch by filling out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.