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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.

By Arnold Bansen, DDS
January 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about crowns and bridges from your dentist in Sterling Heights.

Crowns and bridges are two dental treatment options that can help improve the appearance of the smile. Whether for aesthetic reasons dental crowns, dental bridgesor simply for function, each offers something different to a dental patient. With the help of Dr. Arnold Bansen in Sterling Heights, MI, your dream smile can be achieved.

Understanding Crowns

Crowns are made of a porcelain-like material and placed atop a tooth. They are often used to restore the function and/or appearance of a tooth after a procedure such as a root canal. They are generally used because there is too much tooth decay in this tooth and large portions of that tooth had to be removed. There was enough tooth left for function, but not for appearance. In turn, they supplement this procedure.

Crowns can also be used to prevent a cracked tooth from getting worse, to keep an existing filling in place, to attach bridges, or to cover implants. Dr. Bansen uses crowns as a means to restore teeth to their natural appearance.

Understanding Bridges

Bridges are used in situations where a section of missing teeth must be replaced. They are custom-made to accommodate the bite and natural contour of each patient. They are sometimes known as fixed partial dentures and are bonded to implants or teeth. They come in a variety of types including resin-bonded, cantilever and conventional fixed. Our Sterling Heights dentist can determine which type will benefit your teeth the best.

Learn What Crowns and Bridges Can Do For You

Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Bansen, patients can learn more about what crowns and bridges can do for their oral health situation. A comprehensive examination can determine the problems in their mouth and which treatment procedure they will benefit from the most. To schedule an exam with Dr. Bansen in Sterling Heights, MI, today, call (586) 979-1450.

By Arnold Bansen, DDS
December 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about dentures from your Sterling Heights dentist.

Embarrassed about your missing teeth? A denture is a removable appliance that can replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. denturesDr. Arnold Bansen is one of Sterling Heights, MI's finest dentists and offers state-of-the-art dentures to his patients. Read on to learn about the four different types of dentures that are available today.

1. Partial Denture

A partial denture is used when some teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture fills in the gaps created by lost teeth and prevents other teeth from shifting position. This denture has a metal framework and clasps that connect to the teeth. Partial dentures are a removable alternative to bridges.

2. Full Denture

A full denture is a removable dental appliance that is used to replace a full set of teeth. This denture is created and placed in your mouth after your existing teeth have been removed and the tissues have healed, which may take several months.

3. Overdenture

An overdenture is attached to either two dental implants or two mini-implants. The dental implants help to stabilize the overdenture in the mouth. An overdenture, which is removable, will require less investment than a fixed dental bridge.

4. Implant-Supported Denture

Implant-supported dentures can be used if you do not have any teeth in your jaw, but have enough bone to support dental implants. An implant-supported denture is attached to dental implants. A traditional denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants. A secure fit and comfort are just a few of the many benefits of implant-supported dentures.

A denture will give you back your smile and improve your quality of life. Are you ready to make your smile whole again? Call Dr. Bansen in Sterling Heights, MI at (586) 979-1450 right now to schedule an appointment. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile!

By Arnold Bansen, DDS
May 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Missing teeth don't have to ruin your smile. Dentures can improve your appearance and restore your ability to bite and chew. Arnold denturesBansen, DDS, your Sterling Heights dentist, explains how dentures can help you.

Dentures offer multiple benefits

Dentures not only restore your smile, but also:

  • Improve your confidence level and pride in your appearance
  • Provide support for your facial muscles
  • Reduce stomach upset caused by failure to chew food thoroughly
  • Improve your ability to bite and chew foods
  • Help you speak more clearly

Choose from several types of dentures

Depending on your tooth loss, your Sterling Heights dentist will offer you one or more of these denture options:

  • Partial Dentures: These dentures are a good choice if you've only lost some of your teeth. Partial dentures are removable and are attached to surrounding teeth with hooks.
  • Full Dentures: Full dentures replace the teeth in your upper or lower jaw or both jaws. If you choose immediate dentures, you'll leave your dentist's office with a set of dentures immediately after your remaining teeth are pulled, although your dentures will probably need to be readjusted in a few months. If you opt for conventional dentures, you'll wait six to eight weeks for healing to occur before receiving your new dentures.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: These dentures are attached to titanium posts that are implanted in your jaw. Both permanent and removable implant-supported dentures are available.
  • Overdentures: Overdentures are placed over the remnants of dental implants or broken teeth. If the roots of the broken teeth are still strong, they can help provide a stable foundation for the dentures.

How can I tell if I'm a good candidate for dentures?

Your dentist will evaluate your teeth, mouth, gums and jaw and let you know which types of dentures would be best for your situation. Although there are some cases in which dentures aren't a good choice, most people can successfully wear dentures.

Are you ready to restore your smile with dentures? Call your Sterling Heights dentist, Arnold Bansen, DDS, at (586) 979-1450 to find out which type of dentures are right for you. Transform your smile with dentures!