Dentures

Improve your Bite and Quality of Life with Custom Dentures

Don’t let missing teeth make speaking, chewing, or even smiling uncomfortable. We offer custom dentures to restore the beauty and function of your smile. Whether you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, we can create a natural-looking solution that fits your smile, your schedule, and your budget. Dr. Miller provides both traditional dentures and fixed and removable implant-supported dentures. To learn more about dentures, contact our office today.

Candidates for Dentures

Did you know that around one quarter of adults over the age sixty-five are missing all of their teeth? Dentures are a common and respected solution. To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment, you should:

  • Wish to replace multiple teeth
  • Not smoke or use other tobacco products, as this could affect your gum tissue and disrupt the fit of the denture
  • Have a healthy jawbone with sufficient density to support a denture, especially if you want implant-supported dentures
  • Be willing and able to take good care of your dentures by maintaining good dental hygiene and undergoing routine cleanings and exams
  • Not suffer from dry mouth, as a denture could exacerbate this condition

At The Miller Center, we are determined to find the best solution for you.

If you choose traditional dentures we will fabricate a “healing” denture to wear while we wait until your gums have healed following tooth extractions. This allows you to have a full smile during the healing process. Once healed we will then take an impression of your jaw so our lab can fabricate a permanent custom denture.

For implant-supported dentures, we typically place four implants per arch. A bone graft may be required as the jaw will shrink in the absence of tooth roots. The Miller Center is here to provide support and information on all your options.

At the Miller Center, we typically do not convert an old traditional denture into a new overdenture. We have found that about ninety percent of the time, the old dentures are not fully functional because they are misaligned or do not fit properly. Our team will work to adjust them accordingly.

Traditional

Traditional dentures can be removed for cleaning. Traditional upper and lower full dentures consist of prosthetic teeth and tissue that rest on the gums using a combination of suction and dental adhesives.

Implant-retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are used when teeth are not available but enough bone in the jaw is able to support implants. With implant-retained dentures, synthetic tooth roots are surgically placed in the jawbone to support your dentures. We offer the All-on-4® technique, which involves the placement of four implants per arch. Implant-supported dentures can be fixed or removable, depending on your preferences and needs.

Questions & Answers

What types of dentures are available?

There are both complete and partial dentures that either replace all or only some of the teeth. Dentures that replace all the teeth are known as complete dentures and they rest on the gums that cover the jawbones. The stability and retention of these dentures can be improved by attaching them to dental implants. Dentures that replace some but not all of the teeth are called partial dentures. They attach to the teeth that are still present and also cover and rest on the gums and bone where the teeth are missing.

How much do dentures cost?

The cost of dentures will depend on the kind of denture you need and the complexity of your dental care. We will provide you with a quote after your first consultation. There are financing options available. Please contact us for more information.

How do I care for my dentures?

While your dentures are removed, be sure to clean and massage your gums. If your toothbrush hurts your gums, run it under warm water to make it softer or try using a finger wrapped in a clean, damp cloth. If you have partial dentures, brush your natural teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss.

Can I sleep in my dentures?

It is important to always remove your dentures overnight to give your mouth a chance to rest. Soak them in warm water with or without denture cleanser. If your dentures have metal clasps, only use warm water for soaking, as other soaking solutions can tarnish the metal. When you’re not wearing your dentures, keep them in water to stop them from drying out or warping. Never use hot water for soaking.

Can I eat normally with dentures?

When you first get your dentures you may have to start with soft foods until your mouth becomes accustomed to your new teeth. Some minor irritation may occur during this time. As you get used to your new dentures you can begin introducing more challenging foods back into your diet. Use a knife and fork to start the chewing process for you, chewing slowly using your teeth in the back of your mouth. You may use a small amount of denture adhesive to hold your dentures in place. For a more secure fit, you may consider implant supported dentures.

How much pain is involved with getting dentures?

Rest assured, your health and comfort are our top priorities. A denture solution that's right for you might include tooth extractions or dental surgery in preparation for your dentures. Sedation options are available. All dental care is completed accurately and precisely so you can heal and recover quickly with as little discomfort as possible.  We are here to answer any questions or concerns along the way.

What are permanent dentures?

Permanent dentures are custom made for your mouth. They fit more snuggly and more comfortably than readily available temporary dentures. Book an appointment to find out if permanent dentures are right for you.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Nancy A.

“I got dentures done from The Miller Center. The process was very simple and painfree. I had a great experience and can highly recommend Dr. Miller.”

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