Dentures in Sterling Heights, MI

Complete Your Smile With Sterling Heights Dentist — Dr. Smith

Living with missing teeth isn’t only frustrating, but can also cause serious damage to your oral health. At Sterling Heights Dentistry, Dr. Smith provides dentures to patients needing a natural-looking and affordable tooth replacement option. When you’re ready to reclaim your self-confidence and achieve a beautiful, healthy smile, our Sterling Heights dentist will help determine if a denture restoration is the best treatment for you. 

To schedule your consultation, call our dental office at (586) 939-5151.

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Dentures resting in the hands of our dentist.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are custom removable appliances that sit along the gum line. They’re designed to fit comfortably in your mouth and appear as natural as possible. With the help of denture restorations, patients can eat and speak with ease, eliminating the hassles and humiliation that come with missing teeth. Best of all, dentures don’t require invasive procedures that take months to complete.

Different Denture Types at Sterling Heights Dentistry

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are an excellent option for patients missing a few teeth in either arch. They help prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of their proper positions and can be modified to accommodate more missing teeth in the future if needed. They’re typically made of plastic or metal framework and are held in place by strategically-placed clasps. 

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures, or full dentures, replace an entire arch of missing teeth. If you’re missing all of your teeth in either your lower or upper arch, or you’re planning to have any remaining teeth extracted, our Sterling Heights dentist may recommend a complete denture set. They’re made of tooth-colored plastic or porcelain and are supported by a gum-colored base.

The Denture Process

Unlike other restorative dentistry options, the process of receiving your dentures is straightforward and quick. In just a few steps, you’ll achieve a new, complete smile:

  1. You’ll start with an initial consultation, where Dr. Smith will examine your oral health to ensure that a  denture set is best for you. 
  2. Then, you’ll choose the shade of your dentures, after which measurements of your mouth are taken, and a mold will be sent to a dental laboratory where your restoration will be crafted. 
  3. Your dentures will arrive at our dental office once they’re made, and you’ll come in for a fitting appointment. 
  4. If your dentures don’t need adjustments, you’ll leave our Sterling Heights dental office with a beautiful smile.

Care for Dentures

When you care for your dentures correctly, they can last up to 10 years. Luckily, denture care can be easily incorporated into your routine. To get the most longevity of your restoration, you’ll want to do the following:

  • Remove and clean your dentures after eating
  • Brush them daily
  • Avoid hot liquids (as they can warp them)
  • Soak them overnight
  • Store your denture appliance in a protective container when not in use
  • Schedule biannual appointments at Sterling Heights Dentistry for routine dental cleanings and exams 
  • Contact our dental office if you have a loose fit or develop sores

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 receive your dentures, it may take some time to adapt to them, but the more you practice, the easier it will be to adjust

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Your Consultation at Sterling Heights Dentistry

Restore your smile with dentures in Sterling Heights at Sterling Heights Dentistry. Our dentist offers various denture types, as well as other restorative dentistry options to ensure your oral health needs are met. To schedule your consultation, call our Sterling Heights, MI dental office at (586) 939-5151. You can also request an appointment through our online contact form.