An Affordable Solution to Restore Missing Teeth
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you know how difficult it is to smile, speak, and eat with confidence. At Holyoke Mall Dental, Dr. Chen understands patients want a cost-effective and beneficial solution to restore your smile. We offer dentures made to fit naturally and comfortably while still staying within your budget. Read on to learn more and if you qualify.
Benefits of Dentures
There a variety of benefits associated with dentures, such as:
- Restores some or all missing teeth in an arch
- Maintains facial shape
- Restores the ability to speak and eat
- Customized for you
- Easy to clean
- Restores your confidence
Types of Dentures
At Holyoke Mall Dental, we’re proud to offer four types of dentures that fit your unique needs. At your initial consultation, one of our expert dentists will examine your oral health and discuss your unique needs before determining which treatment is best for you.
Partial dentures are a great option for patients who’ve lost a portion of their smiles. These dentures help keep your remaining teeth in place so they don’t shift around, as well as enable you to eat without difficulty.
Complete dentures are reserved for patients missing most or all of their teeth. These dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth on your upper or lower jaw. Your dentures are customized to fit your needs, so they’ll be comfortable and natural-looking. Dentures can give your smile a whole new life.
If you require extraction to remove the rest of your teeth, we can provide you with immediate dentures. These dentures can be fitted immediately following extraction so you won’t have to be without teeth as you heal.
Don’t like the feeling of dentures or are having trouble keeping them in place? Implant-retained dentures conveniently snap on to dentures inserted into your jaw so they won’t budge throughout the day.
Receiving Your Dentures
Once you and your dentist determine which treatment is right for you, we can get started on the process. The process of receiving your dentures will require several appointments. At the first appointment, we’ll take impressions of your mouth that’ll be used to create your custom dentures.
It may be necessary to have several “try-in” appointments to ensure proper fit, color, and shape. At the final appointment, your dentist will make any final adjustments to ensure your dentures look and fit naturally. After the final alteration, you’ll leave our Holyoke office with a new stunning smile.
For the next few weeks, you may experience some discomfort, increased saliva flow, and speech and chewing difficulties. This will shortly subside as your muscles grow used to your dentures.
Caring for Your Dentures
Taking care of your dentures is important for your oral health and to ensure the longevity of your dentures. Well-maintained dentures tend to be longer-lasting than poorly maintained dentures. To ensure the longevity of your dentures, we recommend following these guidelines:
- Remove your dentures after eating and clean your mouth
- Brush and rinse your dentures off in cool water with a soft-bristles toothbrush daily
- Soak your dentures in a safe solution every night
- Attend regular dental checkups for professional cleaning and adjustments
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if my dentures are broken, loose, or ill-fitting?
If your dentures don’t fit properly or have broken, it can affect your bite alignment and oral health. Avoid trying to repair your dentures at home as it can cause further damage to your dentures and harm you. Contact our Holyoke office at (413) 538-7400 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Dental implants are a secure and safe tooth replacement option that benefits your appearance and health. Implants can be used to secure an entire arch of dentures to your jaw, too.
Implant-supported dentures are more secure and stable than other types of dentures. Your dentures will simply snap onto the implants, holding your teeth in place throughout the day. With this restorative solution, you don’t have to worry about getting dentures adhesive on your gums or your dentures slipping around in your mouth.
Does my dental insurance cover dentures?
Most dental insurance providers cover at least part of the cost of dentures. If you’d like to know the details of your coverage, we recommend contacting your insurance provider. If you’re concerned about paying for your dentures, our office can help. We offer flexible financing options to fit your needs.
Visit Holyoke Mall Dental Today
If you want to restore your beautiful smile after tooth loss, our team at Holyoke Mall Dental can help. To learn more about your restorative treatment options, contact us at (413) 538-7400. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and our staff will get to you promptly. We’re proud to provide services in the Springfield area such as Westfield, Southampton, South Hadley, and more.