Dentures Specialist

Alexandra Peri, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

MI-nt Dental

Alexandra Peri, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine located in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Dentures are a reliable way to replace missing teeth, restoring function and aesthetics. At Mint Dental in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Alexandra Peri, DDS, offers dentures that are customized to fit just you. Call the practice or book an appointment online to learn how you can regain a healthy smile with full or partial dentures.

Dentures Q & A

What types of dentures are available?

At Mint Dental, Dr. Peri offers a variety of options when it comes to dentures. All of the products meet the highest quality standards and are an affordable option compared to implants. Your choices include:

  • Immediate dentures, available right away to replace missing teeth
  • Conventional dentures that are customized to your smile
  • Partial dentures to replace a few missing teeth

The practice works with you to determine the exact denture option that works best for your needs. Dr. Peri evaluates your smile goals, gum health, and cosmetic interests to find the right option for you.

Who should consider immediate dentures?

If you’ve lost your teeth as a result of injury, decay, or illness, immediate dentures are a good choice. You still need full, customized dentures, but immediate dentures are a good temporary fix as they can be placed quickly so you can still speak, smile, and chew without much change in appearance or function.

Immediate dentures do need regular realignment. They’re not customized to your smile, so they tend to shift as your gums change shape. Your mouth heals from the loss of natural teeth, causing atrophy and other changes to the gums and jaw.

Who should consider partial dentures?

Partial dentures are an option for men and women missing just a few teeth but who aren’t ready for implants due to gum health, finances, or personal preference. Partial dentures are false teeth built on a metal framework so they provide sturdy support for chewing. The framework allows them to fit into place without the use of denture adhesives.

Acrylic partial dentures are another option. Slightly more affordable, the acrylic type is typically used to replace missing front teeth and is a temporary solution. Long-term, you’ll want permanent partials or implants to best preserve function and your smile’s appearance. Acrylic dentures do need frequent replacement.

How do I care for dentures?

It’s necessary to continue good oral hygiene even if you wear false teeth. Brush your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth twice daily. This discourages bacteria and plaque from forming and deteriorating your gums and the underlying bone structure.

You should also brush dentures daily. Always rinse them with warm water and use a soft toothbrush. Keep them covered in water when you aren’t wearing them to prevent shrinkage.

If you’re ready for dentures, call Mint Dental or schedule an appointment online. 

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