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Dentures in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

What are Dentures?

Dentures offer patients with substantial or complete tooth loss a way to regain oral function and a natural-looking smile again. According to the CDC, one out of every four Americans over the age of 65 has lost all of their teeth. If you are one of these patients, you may have learned to live without teeth. But you know what a toll this can take on your well-being and your social life. Missing teeth make it difficult to eat a healthy diet or speak clearly. You’ve probably learned to avoid smiling, and you may feel embarrassed about your appearance. Over time, extreme tooth loss may lead to the collapse of your facial features and wrinkling around the mouth.

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What Are The Benefits of Dentures?

Dr. Kenneth Egger will properly design and fit a set of partial or full dentures to greatly improve your quality of life. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

  • Restored ability to bite and chew a wide variety of foods. Imagine getting back to a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables again!
  • A more youthful appearance as your teeth, gums, and jaw bone are restored to their original dimensions. These underlying structures keep your nose and chin from being too close together when you shut your mouth. Since you can chew normally, the muscles in your face get a good workout and remain strong and taut.
  • Better self-esteem. You can laugh and smile again without worrying about what people think about your missing teeth.
  • Clearer speech. You can go back to speaking normally, making communication easier and less stressful. This can make you more outgoing and self-reliant if you’ve been avoiding social situations due to speech problems.

What are the Different Types of Dentures?

There are 2 main types of dentures:

Full Dentures

– As the names suggest, a full denture replaces an entire set of missing teeth (upper or lower).

Partial Dentures

– Partial dentures generally fill in a gap of 3 or more teeth where a bridge won’t provide enough support. These prosthetics are typically made of acrylic but can be placed over a metal base for added strength. Newer versions may be made of flexible resin, which offers a more comfortable, precise fit for some patients looking for these types of dentures in Mount Pleasant

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What is the Difference Between Implant-Supported dentures and Traditional Dentures?

Dr. Egger offers implant-supported dentures in Mount Pleasant too. These represent the latest development in denture technology. Full or partial dentures can be fitted to titanium posts that are implanted directly into the jaw bone. This approach has several benefits compared to traditional dentures:

  • The implants hold dentures firmly in place so there is no rubbing or irritation
  • Dentures don’t slip during biting, chewing, or speaking
  • Food shouldn’t be able to work its way under the dentures when you eat
  • Implants promote normal pressure on your bone tissue, reducing the rate of resorption (bone loss) in the jaw over time
  • Implants provide more stability for lower jaw dentures than traditional prosthetics

Only patients with good jawbone density are candidates for oral implants. In some cases, the necessary bone support can be created through grafting.

Getting Fitted by Dr. Egger for Dentures in Mount Pleasant:

Denture fittings involve a full evaluation by Dr. Kenneth Egger of your gums and jaw. You will have a mold of your jaws taken along with precise measurements showing the distance between your upper and lower jaw. These measurements and impressions are used to create “practice” models made of wax or plastic for you to try on. This allows your dentist to make adjustments prior to creating the real dentures. You will need to make choices about the “gum” and “tooth” colors used in the prosthetics as well as the size and shape of teeth and other aesthetic aspects of your dentures during this visit.

Once the final dentures are custom fabricated based on the trial pattern, you will return for a fitting. It may take several visits to get just the right fit. Proper fit is essential to prevent irritation, slipping, poor function, and discomfort such as gagging sensations. There is a learning period when you first get dentures. They may initially feel a little loose and you may find that you produce more saliva than usual. You may need to practice chewing and speaking to get used to how the dentures affect these everyday activities. However, if your dentures continue to cause problems, don’t ignore this! These prosthetics should be customized precisely to provide you with years of practical use without discomfort or frustration.

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Interested in learning more about dentures? Interested in learning more about dentures? Give our staff a call at 989.773.3560 to schedule a consultation today or fill out our online client form and our office will get in touch with you! Our practice serves Mount Pleasant, Ann Arbor, and nearby areas in Michigan.