Dentures Tooth loss isn’t exactly something people like to think about, but sometimes tooth replacement becomes a necessity. At Summit Dental Care, we offer various solutions to replace any number of missing teeth, and with our same-day dentures, you won’t have to go another day without a complete smile. Modern Day Dentures When most people think of dentures, they tend to think about noticeably fake teeth that easily slip out of place or fall out while you are eating or speaking. Today, however, dentures are much more natural and reliable than they used to be. They are still removable prosthetic teeth, but the teeth and base are designed to blend in much more effectively with your smile. The base is made to match the color of your actual gum tissue and it’s textured so that it looks natural.  Beautiful teeth can be crafted from acrylic resin or porcelain for a lifelike, beautiful aesthetic. Why Patients Choose Dentures Dentures remain one of the most affordable solutions available for replacing any number of missing teeth. While dental implants are an alternative option, they can be expensive. This is especially true when you’re replacing a full arch of teeth. In addition to being affordable, dentures can restore the normal functions of your mouth and improve biting, chewing, and speaking so you can enjoy your favorite foods again. They can also improve your appearance by supporting the structure of your face so you don’t have to worry about a sunken-in appearance. With dentures you can enjoy the confidence that comes with a complete smile. Complete Dentures If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth or expecting to have your remaining teeth extracted, we have a solution for you. Complete dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth, or both arches, to restore the functional beauty of your smile for years to come. Partial Dentures Partial dentures can be customized to replace any number of missing teeth. If you’re missing several teeth in a row, our dentists can recommend a partial denture to complete your smile. Filling the empty space of missing teeth will prevent adjacent teeth from shifting into that space which creates more problems. Same-Day Dentures If you’re undergoing tooth extractions, you won’t have to miss a day without a complete smile. Same-day dentures, also called immediate dentures, can be placed the same day that your teeth are removed. You’ll just need to visit our office prior to your extractions so a mold can be made and we can prepare your new teeth. How We Complete Your Smile The process of receiving dentures is pain-free and can be completed in 4 simple steps, including: During your initial consultation, one of our dentists will examine your oral health to ensure you’re a good candidate for dentures. You’ll pick the shade of your dentures, measurements of your jaw will be taken, and a mold will be made. When your dentures arrive we’ll make any final adjustments. You’ll leave our office with your new smile. Restore Your Smile Completely Living with an incomplete smile affects nearly every aspect of your life. It can make it difficult to eat and carry on a conversation. Contact our office to schedule a denture consultation with one of our esteemed dentists by calling (208) 733-9999. Frequently Asked Questions How do I care for my dentures? Caring for your dentures is simple and can easily be incorporated into your normal daily routine. To get the most out of your dentures, you’ll want to follow a few steps: Handle your dentures with care because porcelain tends to be fragile Remove and rinse dentures after eating Brush your dentures daily Avoid hot liquids that can warp your dentures Soak dentures overnight  Store dentures in a protective container away from children and pets Schedule biannual appointments Contact our office If you have a loose fit or develop a sore In addition to these tips, you’ll want to continue a healthy oral hygiene routine by brushing your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth with a soft-bristled toothbrush every morning. When you first get your dentures, it may take some time to adapt to the new appliance, but the more you practice, the easier it will be to adjust. How much is a set of dentures? The cost of dentures varies depending on your specific needs and the type of dentures you receive. Some patients require supplemental treatments that can affect the overall price. Insurance typically covers a portion of the cost of dentures. We suggest contacting your provider for details on your specific coverage. For more detailed information on pricing, we recommend contacting our office to schedule a denture consultation with one of our knowledgeable dentists at (208) 733-9999. During the consultation, we’ll examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan that will include a detailed list of pricing. How long do you have to wait to get dentures after a tooth extraction? With same-day dentures, you can have your teeth removed and new dentures ready on the same day. During your initial consultation, our dentists will evaluate your oral health and determine if you’re a good candidate for immediate denture placement. Otherwise, you’ll want to wait six to eight weeks after a tooth extraction to get dentures. This will allow time for the swelling to diminish and your gums to fully heal. After the healing period, one of our dentists will re-examine your mouth and determine if the timing is appropriate. This will ensure you get a proper fit on your new dentures. Can I sleep with dentures? No, you’ll want to remove your dentures and soak them overnight. One study suggests that sleeping with dentures increases your risk of developing pneumonia by 40%, so it is a good idea to sleep without them. This time will also give your gums and jawbone a break from the pressure.

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