Replace Your Missing Teeth with Dentures
Do you want a complete smile that allows you to eat and speak in comfort? Today’s dentures are made from porcelain and acrylic, so they look and feel just right. This affordable option is the most popular way for patients to replace their missing teeth.
Living with missing teeth can be a real hassle, making eating difficult and leaving you reluctant to smile. Dentures provide a beautiful smile that you’ll really feel good about.
Dentures to Restore Any Number of Missing Teeth
At Delaware Star Dental, we use dentures to replace any number of missing teeth. When you meet with Dr. Syed for your consultation, he’ll go over your options to help you find the best solution to match your lifestyle.
Full dentures are a set of removable prosthetic teeth used to restore an arch. Dr. Syed features natural-looking full dentures to replace one or both arches. It generally requires about three to six weeks to get full dentures, but it may take longer if you have teeth that require extraction before we begin the process.
In order to ensure a perfect fit, Dr. Syed will create a precise impression of your smile that we share with our dental lab. When your dentures are ready, he’ll place them and then you’ll return to our office a few times so he can readjust your dentures for a snug and comfortable fit.
A partial denture — also known as partials — is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Partials consist of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Your partial dentures are custom-made by our dental lab to blend in with your smile.
Partial dentures are often secured by attaching them to your existing teeth with a metal clasp. Dr. Syed can also restore missing teeth using a dental bridge.
Immediate Full Denture
Our immediate full denture is the fastest way to restore your smile. In fact, they’re made in advance, so we can place your attractive new smile in just one day. Using dental sedation, Dr. Syed will remove any existing teeth and place a complete set of dentures in your jaw.
There will be one or more follow-up appointments, so Dr. Syed can adjust your dentures until they fit the way you want them to.
Overdentures are a special type of dentures that are held firmly in place using dental implants, but they’re still removable for easy cleaning. Because they’re secured with dental implants, overdentures are very comfortable and they give you exceptional chewing power. They also improve your dental health by stimulating essential jawbone development.
Are You a Candidate for Dentures?
If you want to restore your teeth and improve your daily life, dentures could be right for you. Dr. Syed will help you find the ideal solution, allowing you to eat and talk with confidence again.
Maintaining Your New Smile
After you remove your dentures for cleaning, we recommend brushing your tongue and gums to eliminate any debris. During your regular checkups, Dr. Syed will make sure everything is going well with your dentures. If you ever have issues with your dentures, call our office immediately so we can resolve the problem right away.
Caring for your dentures will keep them looking good and improve their longevity. You’ll want to remove your dentures and rinse them with water after eating. It’s also important to soak your dentures overnight using an ADA-recommended cleaning solution.
Replacing Your Dentures
When it’s time to replace your dentures, we want you to be completely satisfied with the results. That’s why we offer a variety of restoration options.
My current pair of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
If you notice that your dentures aren’t fitting correctly, schedule an appointment to have them examined so Dr. Syed can adjust them. However, it may be time to replace your dentures. We can also use dental implants to secure a new set of overdentures.
My dentures are broken. How do I fix them?
If your dentures break for any reason, take them directly to Dr. Syed. Trying to fix them yourself may cause more damage or even make them unrepairable.
Does my dental insurance cover dentures?
Most dental insurance plans include some type of coverage for dentures. We’ll be happy to sit down with you to review your insurance coverage and payment options. We also offer our own insurance plan for patients who don’t have insurance.
What are dentures made of?
The portion of your dentures that look like teeth are made of porcelain, and the framework is made of an acrylic resin.
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove staining?
Our office would be happy to recommend a special solution for soaking your dentures overnight. It’s also important to remove and rinse off them after eating. You’ll want to gently clean them with a toothbrush and toothpaste every day.
If your dentures appear stained or discolored, bring them into our office to have Dr. Syed whiten them. He uses a professional solution to polish them and remove stains.
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Implant-supported dentures use dental implants to enhance the comfort and performance of your dentures.
Ready to Learn More?
With a new set of dentures from Dr. Syed, you’ll look and feel a lot better, and you might even notice that you’re smiling more often.