Dentures Ypsilanti, MI
When missing teeth starts to cramp your lifestyle we would suggest coming into Van Alstine Family Dentistry to see what kind of tooth replacement options we have to offer. We understand how hard it can be to deal with missing teeth—the discomforts of eating, the difficulty eating, it can pile up. Fortunately, we have many tooth replacement options to choose from, both permanent and removable. If dental implants seem like too much of a commitment, then the best option is usually a partial or full set of dentures.
If you are missing a few consecutive teeth, we may recommend replacing them with a partial denture. A partial denture is usually held in place with wire and clasps that wrap around neighboring teeth to hold the appliance in place. Partial dentures are made of a hard resin to resemble the teeth that you are missing. These appliances can’t be used to eat with and must be removed to sleep.
If you are missing most or all of the teeth in your mouth, we will often recommend full dentures to give you a solid tooth replacement option. Full dentures are made to resemble the gums at the base of the teeth as well as all of the teeth in either arch of the mouth. The bottom arch is crafted with the full mobility of the tongue in mind. Full dentures give you the ability to eat most of the foods you would normally eat, but many people do experience trouble with chewy or hard to bite foods.
Dentures offer our patients a fast, easy, and inexpensive tooth replacement option that gives them back many of the advantages that they lose with the loss of their natural teeth. When comparing dental implants to dentures, there are a number of benefits that dentures offer. Dentures can be fabricated and used within the span of only a few weeks, allowing the patient to take advantage of their new teeth much more quickly. There is no surgery required with a denture, so the discomfort of healing and the healing time required after dental implant surgery is completely forgone.
When a person experiences tooth loss their face can often appear sunken because the teeth that once provided structural support to the cheeks are no longer doing their job. Dentures give patients back the natural look that their teeth once provided.
The Drawbacks of Full and Partial Dentures
While dentures are fast and affordable, they do have some drawbacks that should be considered (as all tooth replacement options do) before committing to the appliance. While they do replace teeth aesthetically and give patients back the ability to eat, they provide no significant health benefit to the patient when compared to dental implants. Dental implants are able to encourage bone density in the jaw and dentures can’t do that.
The care requirements for dentures should also be taken into consideration as they are more in-depth than other tooth replacement options. They must be taken out to be cleaned and left out overnight in special solutions to keep them from drying out.
Schedule An Appointment
Do you have questions? We welcome your phone calls and invite you to join our dental family. We are here to assist you on, or to get started on your journey toward a healthy, confident smile at our dental practice in Ypsilanti, MI. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (734) 480-8818 or fill out our online appointment request form.
|•||When using GPS to find us be sure to enter Ypsilanti, there is a 1900 Packard not too far from us in Ann Arbor as well.|
|•||Turn onto Kewanee Rd off of Packard Rd. Then turn left into the parking lot below our building. You can park anywhere.|
|•||The entrance to the building is on the south side (facing Packard Rd) on the same level as the parking lot.|
|•||Once you enter, walk to the top of the stairs and turn right. We are the first office you come to with the big glass door. Please come in and let the receptionist know you are here.|
|•||If you are unable to use the stairs, please call us and we will be happy to help you access the ramp into the building.|