Are you missing many or all of your teeth? Are you looking for a tooth replacement solution that restores the beauty and function of your smile? Dentures may be a good choice for you. Dentures are removable dental appliances that mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth to improve your smile. At Aspen Heights Dental, we provide both full and partial dentures to meet your dental needs and goals. Dr. Dorny recommends full dentures for patients who are missing all of their teeth, while partials are used when some natural teeth remain. When in place, your dentures can:
- Restore your ability to chew, eat, and speak properly
- Improve facial volume and appearance
- Revitalize your smile
Your caring dentist will ensure that your custom-made dentures fit your smile aesthetically, comfortably, and securely. If you think dentures may be right for you, we invite you to contact our Lehi, Utah dental office soon.
Your smile is an essential cornerstone to the sense of your self-worth. Your teeth are crucial, not only for how you eat but also for how you look. Missing teeth may imply making adjustments to your life that you shouldn’t have to do.
That’s why at Aspen Heights Dental, we have made it our business to make your life better. With the quality of dentures we offer, we can help you turn your life around. While at it, we can also bring back that pep in your step as you strut around Lehi, UT.
Are Complete Dentures What You Need?
You may find this type also going by the name oral prosthesis dentures. They are meant to serve you after your teeth have been completely removed. There are two types, and the one you get is dependent on what you want.
This type is what a patient will typically get after complete teeth removal. However, you will have to wait until your gums are completely healed. Then, the dentist attending to you will cast a mold over your oral cavity. The dentist will use the mold to shape the dentures before fitting.
If you opt for conventional dentures, you may have to wait at least four weeks before the molding process can begin. Overall, you may have to spend eight to 12 weeks without teeth.
If the prospect of spending a significant amount of time without your teeth doesn’t interest you, immediate dentures will serve you well. Our dentist’s techs will prepare the dentures ahead of time, and your dentist will place the dentures in your mouth after tooth removal.
Immediate dentures are great. They function as a bandage to help control bleeding and protect your gum tissue. The best part is:
- You can walk out into the streets of Lehi, UT, with your teeth
- It’s easy to start practicing your speech changes
- Immediate dentures make it easy to replicate the arrangement of your natural teeth accurately
- You can return to chewing your food in a much shorter time than conventional dentures
Are Partial Dentures What You Need?
You aren’t comfortable going about your business in the streets of Lehi, UT, with some missing teeth. While you may not be a candidate for complete dentures, partial dentures can always step in to restore your smile and confidence to tackle the world around you.
Partial dentures can be removable or bridge the space between your natural teeth. Removable partial dentures are crafted using a plastic base while a bridge is anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap.
The position occupied by partial dentures means your teeth don’t have the space or opportunity to shift positions. When the dentures go in, they make everything look natural.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need dentures?
The best way to get to know is to visit us at Aspen Heights Dental. We have trained prosthodontists on staff who will help you determine the best course of action when it comes to replacing your teeth.
How much do dentures cost?
The cost of dentures is highly subjective. Your needs are different from the next person in line. The type of dentures you go for and associated treatments also play a large part in determining cost. To determine how much they will cost you, simply visit us.
Is it possible to eat normally with dentures?
Absolutely, but you need to be patient. It takes some time and practice to get it right. It can be a little tricky at first with harder or sticky foods. Dentists recommend starting with some denture adhesive to help stabilize them while you learn how to chew using them.
Ready to Get Started?
You are one step away from a decision that will improve your look and self-esteem! What you now need is a partner who is knowledgeable and experienced. You can find that partner in us at Aspen Heights Dental.
To get started, simply request an appointment today.