For many years, dentistry involved extracting problem teeth and replacing them with dentures. While modern dentistry has allowed us to heal many oral health issues, we still fall back on the classic tooth preplacement restoration: dentures.
At Ross Allen, DDS, we work with patients to keep their existing teeth for as long as possible through diligent care and maintenance. Yet, even through daily cleaning and routine dental checkups and exams, teeth may need to be extracted and restored. Dentures help us comfortably and reliably replace missing teeth.
Oklahoma City, OK patients can continue to enjoy daily activities like eating their favorite foods and speaking while wearing dentures. They can also prevent facial sagging that typically occurs when teeth are missing by filling out the cheeks.
Even one missing tooth can disrupt your daily life, along with the appearance and symmetry of your smile. We offer solutions.
We Offer Three Types of Dentures
We offer three types of dentures: full, partial, and implant-supported.
Partial dentures are ideal for patients who still have existing natural teeth, while full dentures replace a full arch of missing teeth.
Full dentures are ideal for patients who are missing multiple missing or damaged teeth. We recommend partial dentures if there are multiple healthy teeth to affix the dentures to.
Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to create secured dentures that secure to the jawbone.
Dental implants are thin biocompatible screws that fuse to your jawbone to replace a missing tooth down to its root.
Today’s dentures are comfortable, reliable, and easy to clean. Dr. Allen will start the process with a dental exam to determine if this is a good option for you.
Your Dentures Can Last for a Long Time
Through diligent care and maintenance, patients can enjoy full dentures for five to ten years, partial dentures for five to 15 years, and implant-supported dentures for a lifetime. Patients should regularly visit Dr. Allen so we can monitor your dentures and observe any damage to your dentures and dental checkups.
Caring for Your Dentures
Dentures are easier to clean than patients might think. We recommend that you rinse your mouth and dentures after every meal to prevent food from getting under the dentures.
Before you sleep, you can remove your dentures and gently brush them with a special denture soap. We do not recommend toothpaste as it can be too abrasive. Please don’t allow your dentures to dry out by soaking them in water or a denture solution.
Restore Your Smile With Dentures
Missing one or multiple teeth can make it difficult to enjoy certain activities, but dentures can allow you to eat, speak, and smile normally.
Call Dr. Allen and his wonderful dental staff today to take the first step in your journey to your new smile.