The effects of tooth loss can range from decreased confidence to impaired speaking or chewing function. The team at Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, believes nobody should have to deal with these issues. That’s why Robert Berger, DDS, offers both full and partial dentures that can restore your smile and quality of life. With dentures, you can enjoy improved chewing, speaking, digestion, and self-confidence. Don’t wait any longer to do something about missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Berger today by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
A denture is a removable set of prosthetics meant to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. Dentures are comprised of the prosthetic and a fleshy, acrylic base that simulates gum tissue.
You can either get full or partial dentures, depending on whether or not you’re missing an entire set of top or bottom teeth.
Complete, or full dentures replace all the teeth in the mouth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces left by missing teeth. This prevents other teeth from shifting into the gaps and posing oral health risks. You can have a complete denture on your upper or lower jaw or both.
The denture process takes about one month and five appointments. First, Dr. Berger works with you to develop a personalized denture plan that caters to you and your needs. Then, he takes detailed impressions of your teeth and produces wax bite rims to obtain exact measurements for your restoration.
Within your five appointments, there will be a couple of “try-in” visits to determine the proper shade, shape, and fit of your dentures. Then an outside dental lab produces your custom dentures, which takes about two working weeks.
Lastly, Dr. Berger places your completed dentures. Partial dentures can have secure clasps or precision attachments and full dentures can be supported by implants.
Denture adhesives are not the solution for old, ill-fitting dentures. A poorly fitting denture, which causes constant irritation over a long period, may contribute to the development of sores. These dentures may need a reline or need to be replaced.
If your dentures begin to feel loose or cause pronounced discomfort, consult the office immediately.
Candidates for complete dentures have lost most or all of their teeth. A partial denture is suitable for those who have some natural teeth remaining. A denture improves your ability to chew and speak and provides support for facial muscles. They can enhance your facial appearance and smile dramatically.
An overdenture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants. Your natural teeth must be filed down slightly by Dr. Berger in a simple procedure to provide space, stability, and support for the denture.
To find out if dentures are right for you, call the office or schedule a consultation with the team at Berger Family Dental online today.