A denture is a removable appliance that is designed to replace missing teeth and support the surrounding gum tissue.
Dentures are commonly made for people who have lost several or all of their teeth from gum disease or tooth decay. However, some patients with only one or a few missing teeth can benefit from partial dentures.
There are different types of dentures, and each offers unique benefits:
Before getting dentures, you start by meeting with Dr. Hsu to complete a full oral health examination, complete with X-rays. He explains which type of dentures are right for you, and maps out a treatment plan that may include several appointments.
Dr. Hsu takes impressions and measurements of your teeth to create your custom dentures. You may need to have a few appointments before the dentures are a complete match and fit your teeth snugly. At your final appointment, he places the dentures and ensures you can talk, chew, and move your mouth naturally.
After getting dentures, it’s normal to experience some side effects, such as increased saliva flow, discomfort when chewing, or changes in your speech pattern. This is a normal part of the process, and you will get used to your dentures the longer you wear them.
In the same way, you should care for natural teeth, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits and to clean your dentures as recommended.
To request a dentures consultation with Dr. Hsu today, call or book an appointment online.
At Crystal Lake Dental, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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