Dentures in Sterling Heights, MI

Living with gaps in your smile can be inconvenient and frustrating. Not to mention the detrimental effects it can have on your confidence and self-image. If you’re looking for an affordable solution to replace missing teeth, dentures might be right for you. 

Dentures are a removable appliance that rests along the gumline making them appear as natural as possible. You’ll be able to eat and speak with ease. Best of all, you won’t need surgery or an invasive procedure to complete your smile with dentures. They’ll also improve your appearance by supporting your facial structure. 

The process is pain-free and within a few weeks, you’ll have your new smile.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth. If you’re missing an upper or lower arch of teeth, or are expecting to have your remaining teeth extracted, Dr. Ahmed may recommend complete dentures. Complete dentures are made of tooth-colored plastic or porcelain and are supported by a gum-colored plastic base. 

Partial Dentures

You can replace any number of missing teeth with partial dentures. When patients are missing several teeth in a row, a partial denture can be recommended to complete your smile. Partial dentures prevent adjacent teeth from shifting into the empty space and you can easily add additional teeth in the future. They’re made of plastic or a metal framework and are held in place by clasps.

The Process to a Complete Smile

The road to dentures is simple and relatively fast. Unlike other restorative procedures that can take months, you’ll have your dentures in a matter of weeks. 

The process is simple and can be completed in a few steps:

  1. During your consultation, Dr. Ahmed will examine your oral health to ensure you’re a good candidate for dentures
  2. You’ll pick the shade of your dentures, measurements will be taken, and a mold will be made and sent to the lab. Your dentures will be crafted to the exact specifications
  3. Once your dentures arrive, you’ll come in for a fitting and we’ll make any last adjustments
  4. You’ll leave our office with your new smile

Denture Care

Caring for your dentures is simple and can easily be incorporated into your routine. To get the most out of your dentures, you’ll want to follow a few steps:

  • Handle your dentures with care because porcelain tends to be fragile
  • Remove and rinse dentures after eating
  • Brush your dentures daily
  • Avoid hot liquids that can warp your dentures
  • Soak dentures overnight 
  • Store dentures in a protective container away from children and pets
  • Schedule biannual appointments
  • Contact our office If you have a loose fit or develop a sore

In addition to these tips, you’ll want to continue a healthy oral hygiene routine by brushing your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush every morning. When you first get your dentures, it may take some time to adapt to the new appliance, but the more you practice, the easier it will be to adjust. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of dentures varies depending on your specific needs and the type of dentures you receive. Some patients require supplemental treatments that can affect the overall price. Insurance typically covers a portion of the cost of dentures.

We suggest contacting your provider for details on your specific coverage. For more detailed information on pricing, we recommend contacting our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmed by calling (586) 939-5151. During the consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan that will include a detailed list of pricing.

You’ll want to wait six to eight weeks after a tooth extraction to get dentures. This will allow time for the swelling to diminish and your gums to fully heal. After the healing period, Dr. Ahmed will re-examine your mouth and determine if the timing is appropriate. This will ensure you get a proper fit on your new dentures.
No, you’ll want to remove your dentures and soak them overnight. One study suggests that sleeping with dentures increases your risk of developing pneumonia by 40%. This can lead to premature death, which is why it’s best practice to sleep without them. This time will also give your gums and jawbone a break from the pressure.

While most patients qualify for dentures, the best candidates are free of gum disease and tooth decay. To see if you qualify, we recommend contacting our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmed by calling (586) 939-5151. 

During the consultation, she’ll examine your teeth and gums and may recommend a supplemental procedure to restore your oral health so you’ll be eligible for dentures.

Enjoy Every Last Bite With Dentures

Living with missing teeth can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Restore your smile and your confidence with dentures. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmed by calling or simply fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. With dentures, we’ll have your smile looking good as new.

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