Sterling Heights, MI Family Dentist Arnold Bansen, D.D.S. 4515 Metro Pkwy Sterling Heights, MI 48310 (586) 979-1450 Family dentist in Sterling Heights, MI Call For Pricing Options
By Arnold Bansen, DDS
September 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and tissue. They are made of acrylic resin. Dentures in Sterling Heights, Michigan denturesfrom Dr. Arnold Bansen can repair many dental issues for a variety of patients. After a thorough dental examination, he can determine which will work best for you.

Types of Dentures in Sterling Heights, MI

Complete dentures replace all of the teeth while a partial one just fills in spaces. This helps prevent the teeth from shifting causing other dental issues. Candidates for complete dentures are typically those who have lost most or all of their teeth. A partial denture is best for someone with some natural teeth left. A denture will help these patients speak and eat better. They also help the appearance of the face and a patient’s smile too.

Full dentures can be on the upper or lower jaw or even both. They are called conventional or immediate because of when they are inserted into the mouth. Immediate dentures are inserted right away after the removal of all of the remaining teeth. Dr. Bansen will take measurements and make models of the patient’s jaws during their first visit. A benefit of this type is that the wearer doesn’t have to be without teeth for a long period of time. However, the gums and bones do shrink over time especially during the six-month healing process.

The dentures are made in a lab from the mold or model of the patient’s jaw. A wax try-in is done at our office to account for adjustments that need to be made before the denture is completed fully. Caring for the dentures is important. Avoid using brushes with hard bristles, which can damage dentures. Look for a denture cleanser with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance only. To schedule an appointment, call 586-979-1450 today.