Replace One Or More Missing Teeth
Top-Quality Complete Smile Rehabilitation
If you are missing one or more teeth in Forest Lake and you’re looking for a fast, cost-effective way to restore your smile, partial or full dentures from Forest Lake dentist Dr. Jonathan Siverson may be the best option for you. Dr. Siverson specializes in comfortable, natural-looking dentures that allow you to eat, speak, and smile normally after losing one or more teeth. Call our office today at (651) 464-8207 to learn more.
Understanding the Value
The Benefits of Dentures
Both full and partial dentures have benefits that make them a great option for restoring your smile. First, dentures can be built very quickly. You can restore your smile in just a few weeks with a set of dentures. In contrast, dental implants can take anywhere from 3-6 months to fully heal.
Dentures are also the most cost-effective way to restore your missing teeth. Compared to treatments like dental bridges and dental implants, dentures are much less expensive. They are also almost always covered under dental insurance plans, which further reduces their cost. If you are on a tight budget, dentures are a good choice.
Partial dentures are also non-invasive and do not require any surgery, unlike dental implants and bridges. If you’re missing multiple teeth but would like to avoid surgery, partial dentures may be a good option for you.
What We Offer
Types Of Dentures
At Forest Lake Smiles, we offer both full dentures and partial dentures. Depending on your oral health and how many teeth you are missing, either one of these treatments may be a good option for restoring your smile.
Restore Multiple Missing Teeth
If you are missing several of your natural teeth and are looking for a cost-effective, fast way to restore your smile, partial dentures may be your best option. Partial dentures consist of multiple false teeth which are held in place using a plastic and metal framework. This framework clips onto your remaining healthy teeth, restoring your smile, and preventing your partial dentures from shifting or slipping.
Partial dentures are often used as a temporary solution for missing teeth, since they help prevent teeth from shifting before implant surgery or the placement of a dental bridge. However, some high-quality partial dentures are used as a permanent solution to tooth loss, and can last for 5-10 years or longer.
Replace A Full Arch Of Teeth
Full dentures are typically only a good option if you have lost most or all of your natural teeth due to oral trauma, gum disease, or extensive tooth decay. This is because full dentures must be fitted directly to your gums, and require the removal of all of your remaining teeth.
Depending on your oral health, you can use full dentures to replace the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth. In just a few weeks, you can completely restore your smile, speak normally, eat your favorite foods, and feel confident about your appearance once again.
how do i care for my dentures?
It’s important to regularly clean your dentures to maintain them. They should be brushed with a toothbrush and soaked in a denture cleaning solution every day. The best way to clean your dentures is to use a non-abrasive denture cleaner and a soft-bristle toothbrush to gently brush away food particles from your dentures.
Take your dentures out before going to sleep and soak them in a denture cleaning solution overnight. Ensure that you clean your teeth before putting your dentures back in so you aren’t getting food particles or bacteria stuck in your dentures. Soaking in cleaning solutions helps eliminate buildups of plaque and tartar and eliminate staining.
Regularly rinse out your dentures after eating and attend regular dental checkups so they can check on the wear and tear and the condition of your dentures. When putting your dentures in, do so carefully and never use too much force.
When it comes to eating food, you want to start with soft foods before introducing tough and chewy foods. After a little while, you can introduce more foods that are chewier or harder. Try your best to chew with both sides of your mouth and be careful when chewing. You should take small bites, avoid excessively hard or sticky foods when you first get your dentures placed.
how it works
the dentures Process
Exam - Before receiving your dentures, an oral exam will be performed to make sure you don’t have any present tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues. You need to have healthy teeth before receiving partial dentures and you need to have your remaining healthy teeth extracted before receiving full arch dentures.
Teeth Impressions - Impressions of your teeth will be taken through a scan or a mold will be taken. This is then sent to an outside dental lab that is in charge of creating your dentures. Your teeth impressions will help act as a guide for perfecting the shape, size, and color of your dentures so they look just like your natural teeth.
Jaw Record - A jaw record is when the dentist takes a record of the precise way your teeth meet together and how they appear. This is not always a required step if someone has few teeth missing.
Trial Fitting - It's time to test how your dentures will fit and feel in your mouth during a trial run. In partial dentures, your teeth may be set onto a metal framework and click onto your remaining teeth.
Full dentures will require your gums to be fully healed before you can fit your dentures. During the fitting, you will want to let your dentist know if any adjustments need to be made in terms of comfortability, appearance, or function.
Final Fitting - If you required any adjustments after your initial fitting, they would have been altered. Now your official dentures are ready to be fitted. These official dentures could still need some adjustments so make sure you vocalize this if they are still not satisfactory.
dentures in practice
how will dentures impact my everyday life?
Dentures will improve the appearance of your smile and in turn boost your confidence. They will help assist you in chewing your food and speaking. Historically dentures have been known to feel less comfortable than dental implants, shift around more, and cause food restrictions as well as difficulty speaking clearly.
However, with modern dentures, that’s no longer the case. At Forest Lake Smiles, your dentures will be fitted snugly by Dr. Jonathan Siverson so they don’t shift around when you speak or eat and you will find that life is easier without worrying about the appearance of missing teeth or the inability to eat your favorite foods.