Dentures aren't only for the aging mouth. Anyone who’s experienced tooth loss might need them. Whether you’ve had teeth knocked out due to a sports injury, car accident, or gum disease, the result is the same, and dentures might be the solution you need. Schultz Family Dentistry in Byron, MI, is here, ready to help you regain your confident smile.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. They are made of an acrylic base that is colored to match the color of your gums and support a complete set of natural-looking teeth made with acrylic or porcelain. Dentures can be either full or partial and fixed or removable.

What Type of Dentures Are Right for Me?

Full Dentures

Full dentures replace all of your natural teeth on the top, bottom, or both. They stay in place through suction, and some people use dental adhesives for an added sense of security. They are custom-made to look like natural teeth based on the impressions of your mouth. Dentures today are designed to look like real teeth, so no one will notice you’re wearing them.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures replace missing teeth by filling the gap between remaining teeth. They are made with the same materials as complete dentures but have frameworks that support and connect the artificial teeth. They are held in the mouth using clasps that attach to your natural teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

One of the most common complaints denture wearers have is that the dentures can sometimes slip or slide out of place. Anchoring dentures with dental implants can solve this problem. The implants help your dentures function like natural teeth and stimulate your bone, preventing bone loss. Implant-supported dentures can be fixed or removable.

How Do I Take Care of My Dentures?

Just like your natural teeth, your dentures need daily care and cleaning. You should brush your dentures one to two times daily with a soft toothbrush and specially formulated denture cleanser. Regular toothpaste is too harsh and may scratch your dentures. It is recommended to remove your dentures and soak them in water or dental solution at night to avoid them becoming brittle and losing their shape.

Get Your Smile Back

Tooth loss can be embarrassing and frustrating. Don’t let tooth loss dampen your spirit and spoil your quality of life. Dentures can boost your confidence by improving your appearance, speech, ability to chew, and your oral health.

Where Can I Get Dentures Near Me?

The friendly and knowledgeable dentists at Schultz Family Dentistry in Byron, MI, have years of experience helping patients who need dentures.

All patients are different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. To find out if dentures are right for you, visit our Byron, MI, office for an evaluation. Contact us today at 810-735-9426 or complete this online form to schedule an appointment.