If you’re missing several of your teeth, you may want to return function to your mouth and restore your beautiful smile. When you’re missing many teeth, the best course of action is generally partial or full dentures. At the dental office of Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS in Logan, Utah, we can not only help you with placing dentures, but we can also determine which type of dentures are the best for you. With our dental expertise and personalized approach to dental care, we can help you bring back your confidence and enhance your quality of life with dentures.
The dental office of Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS, makes it a priority to provide a calm, relaxing environment for our patients. Whether you’re visiting us for dentures services, a routine cleaning, or any reason, you’ll receive the same personalized, high-quality care from our family dentist office near you.
No matter what type of dentures you need, they’ll help restore everyday functions like chewing, speaking, and even smiling to your mouth. Even if you’re looking to replace your current dentures, we can help you.
Typically, when a patient needs an entire arch of teeth replaced, this means they’ll need full dentures. But that’s not always the case. Some patients may only need a few missing teeth replaced, which is what partial dentures are for.
We want to make sure the type and style of dentures you receive are the perfect match for you. This is why we’ll plan an appointment to examine your mouth and talk specifics about your denture options. We know comfort and functionality are not the only important aspect of dentures. Style and color are also vital, especially when you want to restore your smile.
Depending on the number of remaining teeth you have, we’ll determine if full or partial dentures are the best option for you. From there, we can discuss other options like permanent dentures, customizations to fit your mouth, implant dentures, snap-in dentures, and more.
Sometimes, you may not even realize that getting dentures is a viable option for you. Here are some reasons that patients turn to dentures:
Full dentures are usually required if you’re missing most or all of your teeth on your upper or lower jaw. If you still have many of your teeth, partial dentures may be the better option for you.
While we don’t know the specifics of your insurance, some insurance companies do cover dentures. Schedule a time to discuss dentures with us, and we’ll be able to check your coverage to determine if your insurance will cover them.
Just like natural teeth, dentures require daily cleaning. Permanent dentures won’t be much different from natural teeth. You’ll need to brush them to keep them clean. Removable dentures should be cleaned a little differently by rinsing them clean in the sink and removing any food, but they should also be brushed at least once a day.
Exactly how long your dentures will last can depend on factors including oral hygiene, frequency of dental check-ups, quality of the dentures, etc. In general, you can expect the lifespan of your dentures to be between five to 10 years.
Other options such as dental implants or dental bridges, which can provide a more permanent solution for replacing missing teeth, are often considered to be alternatives for dentures. What’s appropriate for you depends on your oral needs as well as personal preferences. Our dental team can help you determine the right option for you.
Attempting to adjust or repair dentures yourself is strongly discouraged, as they require professional expertise and specialized tools to avoid damage or a poor fit. If you’re experiencing any issues with your dentures, contact our dental team for assistance.
Whether you’re getting dentures for the first time or have been wearing them for years, you want to be confident that you’re getting the best possible care. Our dental office has three decades of extensive experience providing dental services to patients of all ages and is one of the best providers in the Cache Valley region. We work to provide a calming and stress-free environment for each of our patients.
If you’re ready to restore everyday function to your mouth and teeth, schedule a time to meet with us to discuss the possibility of dentures. We’ll talk about your options and help find which type of dentures are right for you. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.