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Phone: 989-773-3560

900 E Bellows St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


 

Family Dentistry - Mount Pleasant MI

Dentures don’t get no respect, to paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield. They’re in cartoons and sitcoms, and are good for an easy laugh. But things aren’t so funny if you’re over 65 and have lost all of your teeth. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, one quarter of Americans over 65 have lost all their teeth.

To replace all of your teeth with implants is very expensive. So, Dr. Egger is a believer in dentures for those missing many or all of their teeth.

Benefits of dentures

If you’re missing all of your teeth, you’ve probably become accustomed to not smiling, to avoiding all kinds of foods, to slurring some words when speaking, and possibly to the collapse of your facial features due to bone loss.

DenturesBut dentures can put an end to most of those problems:

  • They restore the wearer’s ability to bite and chew a wide variety of foods, including necessary fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • They provide a more youthful appearance, as dentures restore your teeth, gums, and jawbone to their original dimensions.
  • They restore the wearer’s confidence. Laughing and smiling are no longer something to worry about.
  • They make it easier to speak again.

Types of dentures

Dr. Egger offers two basic types of dentures: full and partial. A full denture replaces an entire set of missing teeth, upper and lower. Partial dentures generally fill a gap of three or more teeth when a bridge can’t provide the necessary support.

Dentures are typically made of acrylic, but can also be placed over a metal base for added strength. Newer options include flexible resin, which offers a more precise, comfortable fit.

The latest addition to denture offerings is implant-supported dentures. Implants are placed strategically around your upper and lower jaw. Dentures are then anchored by those implants to provide the ultimate stability. No more slipping or rubbing.

If you’re missing many teeth, call Dr. Egger at 989-773-3560 and let’s discuss your options for dentures.