Complete your Smile Without Surgery
Your smile can contribute to lasting first impressions, enhance your confidence, and add to your overall image. If dental injury or decay has resulted in tooth loss, it can not only impact your confidence but also affect your ability to eat and speak properly. For this reason, the experts at Today’s Dentistry offer dentures as one of our several restorative dentistry options. Dentures are prosthetic devices that can replace any number of missing teeth. These removable devices can replace as few as three teeth or full arches.
Your expert dentist will recommend this option to restore your smile to full function quickly and without surgery. If you’re an Oregon patient in Ashland and the surrounding areas of Talent, Phoenix, and Medford looking for a non-invasive way to restore your smile, Dr. Burneson can provide you with a custom-fit denture option.
The Benefits Of Dentures
Dentures are a durable tooth replacement option, lasting anywhere between five to 10 years with proper maintenance. This traditional and popular solution for restoring missing teeth offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Restores teeth without surgery or changes to surrounding teeth
- Can replace large number of missing teeth with ease
- Simple to use
- Easy to maintain
- Stain-resistant to foods and beverages
- Restores ability to eat and speak
- No dietary restrictions
At Today’s Dentistry, we offer both full and partial dentures for your convenience. Depending on your unique situation, your Ashland dentist will help determine which is suitable for you.
A partial denture is used to replace a minimal to moderate amount of consecutive missing teeth. If you have a singular missing tooth, our dentist may recommend a dental implant instead. The partial is secured to your natural teeth using strategically-placed clasps for a removable and comfortable fit.
A full, or complete, denture is a removable, high-quality, and cost-effective prosthetic tooth replacement device designed to replace full arches of teeth. For patients missing most or all , full dentures can be the perfect restoration solution to easily replace your smile. This custom-fitted solution rests gently on your gums, so they can suction so they stay in place. Or, they can be used with a special adhesive that also works to prevent food particles from getting trapped beneath the dentures.
The Denture Process at Today’s Dentistry
The denture process is simple, easy, and non-invasive so you never need to worry about downtime or an uncomfortable experience. Simply visit our office with our expert Ashland dentist Dr. Burneson and he’ll provide you with a comprehensive exam to determine if dentures are right for you. Depending on your oral health and the condition of the underlying bone, we’ll proceed by taking detailed x-rays, impressions, and measurements to provide you with a customized denture.
While the process of getting a denture is painless, it may take some time to adapt to wearing your new dentures. If you’ve been missing teeth for an extended period of time, it may be a longer adjustment period. However, once you’ve grown accustomed to your dentures, they’ll function just like your natural teeth.
If you experience discomfort, chafing, irritation, or if you find your denture slipping out of place when you eat or talk, contact our Ashland office. Dr. Burneson will be happy to make adjustments to your dentures so that they fit comfortably.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dentures?
Dentures can be an ideal solution for patients with multiple missing teeth. However, dentures are not suitable for everyone. If you’ve suffered from jawbone loss due to long-term tooth loss or have active gum disease, dentures may not be the best restoration for you. If this is the case, Dr. Burneson may recommend a periodontal treatment or a different restoration solution for you.
Do you need to brush your gums with dentures?
Having dentures doesn’t eliminate the need for oral care. Good oral hygiene habits ensure that your mouth is free from decay and infection-causing bacteria.
Even if you don’t have any natural teeth remaining, it’s important to brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day. This can not only remove plaque but also increase blood circulation.
If you do have remaining natural teeth, Dr. Burneson recommends flossing at least once a day in addition to brushing your teeth.
Easily Restore Your Smile With Dentures
Restoring your smile doesn’t have to be difficult or invasive. For Oregon patients in Ashland and the surrounding areas of Talent, Phoenix, and Medford seeking a quick, painless solution to tooth loss, Dr. Burneson provides high-quality dentures.
At Today’s Dentistry, we want to ensure your smile is healthy and whole, and dentures are the perfect restoration solution for those seeking an affordable, simple solution. If you’d like to learn more about our denture options or you’re ready to make an appointment at our Ashland office, give us a call at (541) 482-7771. We also have a convenient contact form below if you’d like us to reach out to you instead. Get started today on your brand new smile!