Dentures and Partials
Tooth loss can make speaking and eating a challenge. It can also make you feel uncomfortable when speaking in public or laughing with friends.
Dr. Mark Johnston provides a variety of tooth replacement options, including dentures and partial dentures in Lansing, MI to help restore your smile health and emotional well-being. He relies on quality materials and pays close attention to the details to create lasting dentures and partials for his patients.
Complete Your Smile with Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance that is custom made to replace missing teeth. There are two types of dentures—complete and partials.
We use complete dentures when a patient loses all their teeth on the upper or lower arch or both. A full denture uses the natural bony ridges of your jaw and suction for stability.
A partial denture fills in for sporadic tooth loss and depends on clips and the support of neighboring teeth for stability.
Immediate Dentures for Your Smile
For a conventional denture, we allow 4 to 6 weeks for healing after tooth removal. However, this does not mean that you have to go without teeth during these weeks. Ask your Lansing, MI dentist about an immediate denture. These are made in advance and are immediately placed after the removal of the teeth. As the tissue heals and shrinks, we make adjustments to the immediate denture, so it fits your smile across the healing weeks.
The Denture Process
The denture process takes multiple appointments. Dr. Johnston will take several impressions
of your mouth and measurements to create the denture. We also provide an appointment to try in a wax model to ensure proper shape, fit, and color. We then make any adjustments before making the denture.
At the final appointment, we place the denture and make final adjustments to ensure that the fit is right and that you are comfortable and confident in the wear and care of the denture.
Dentures are a great way to give a full complement of teeth and allow you to feel confident in your smile.
Though they are not real teeth and take some getting used to, you may not even think about your dentures before long.
However, it is normal to experience some tenderness, change in speech, or difficulty chewing in the early days of denture wear. All of these things will get easier as you, your muscles, and gum tissue gets used to the new appliance.
For Dentures or Partial Dentures in Lansing, Contact Our Dental Office
If you’re considering dentures—or if you already have dentures and want to upgrade to a more modern and better fitting prosthetic—we can help.
Get in touch with a friendly dental team member today to get started.
We provide full smiles for patients everywhere, including Lansing, East Lansing, Haslett, Saint Johns, and Okemos.