General & Cosmetic Dentist & Orthodontics Provider located in Oklahoma City, OK
About 41 million Americans wear dentures. Dentures are an affordable, aesthetic, and removable solution to replace some or all of your missing permanent teeth. At Safari Dental in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, expert dentist Sherman Menser, DDS, and the caring team regularly use dentures to restore their patients’ smiles. To see if you’re a candidate, schedule an appointment. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a type of oral restoration that replaces some or all of your permanent teeth. They’re cost-effective and attractive and can significantly improve your quality of life.
Dentures enhance your smile and make biting and chewing much easier. Additionally, dentures support the contours of your face and add definition to your jawline. This prevents your skin from wrinkling and sagging, ensuring you look and feel your best.
Why would I need dentures?
If you’re missing the majority of your permanent teeth, you’re also more likely to experience oral health problems like gum disease, bone decay, and loose teeth. Dentures serve as replacements, ensuring your gums, tongue, and mouth stay healthy.
Are there different types of dentures?
At Safari Dental, the team offers several types of dentures, including:
Complete dentures feature a metal plate, an acrylic base that mimics your gums, and a full arch of false teeth. They stay in place through suction, which makes them easy to remove. To keep your complete dentures in ideal shape, it’s important to take them out at night and soak them in an approved denture solution.
If you’re only missing some of your permanent teeth, you might benefit from partial dentures. Partial dentures feature a metal framework that holds onto your remaining healthy teeth for support. They snap in and out of place, making them easy to clean and care for.
Immediate dentures are dentures that you receive on the same day as your teeth extractions. After removing your remaining teeth, your Safari Dental provider fits your immediate dentures, allowing you to leave the office with a full set of false teeth. As your mouth heals, your bone and gums change shape. As a result, your dentures may need adjustments in the future.
If you don’t want to worry about cleaning or removing your dentures, consider implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are the most durable and longest-lasting of all denture types. They also preserve your jaw bone. Implant-supported dentures snap into dental implants, small metal posts surgically placed in your gumline.
What type of dentures is right for me?
Only a qualified dentist can determine the type of dentures that are right for you. Following an oral exam, a review of your oral health history, and a discussion of your goals for treatment, your Safari Dental provider can make recommendations that align with your individual budget and needs.
To explore dentures as a treatment option, schedule an appointment at Safari Dental. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.