As you move along in life, your smile can be a feature that changes ever so slightly. We know it can be frustrating when your teeth shift and your smile changes. Why? It’s often the first thing people see.
That’s why dentures are a perfect solution!
As a removable dental appliance that fits your mouth and favors your natural look, dentures provide a boost of confidence and bolt of energy to patients who have experienced an oral change.
After a consultation and determination that you are a terrific candidate for dentures, we fit you by taking impressions and measurements of your teeth. These details guide us to ensure that the denture fit, style, shape, and color match your natural look.
At the heart of the matter, patients get dentures because they want an improved smile and functioning teeth. They want to chew foods with ease, feel confident when they smile, and experience that rejuvenated spirit.
Bateman Dentistry actively helps patients with two types of dentures. They are the following:
We provide complete dentures to patients that need a full set of teeth. This means that all of a patient’s teeth have fallen out or been removed.
There are two types of complete dentures:
These are molded AFTER your teeth have been removed and gum tissue has recovered from the removal; as a result, you would be without teeth for approximately one month
these are molded BEFORE your teeth have been removed; as a result, you would not go without teeth for any time, but you would have to get adjustments after healing
We offer partial dentures to patients that have only some teeth missing while others remain in tact.
Often, partial dentures fill in gaps in your mouth. That’s their external function. However, they also prevent your natural teeth from shifting, which is an incredible positive. The more your teeth shift, the more likely you are to have oral issues down the road. That’s why partial dentures serve a dual purpose.
After you are molded for and receive your dentures – complete or partial – there is a learning curve on how to live with them. That’s normal and necessary. As with all new things, it takes time to adjust.
Some things to expect include the following:
While you may experience these characteristics early in your recovery process, they should not last more than 1 to 2 months. After the initial recovery process, you should be pain free, living with a restored confidence.
Our Kingsport, TN dentists assist you every step of the way. We prepare you for what is to come, guide you during the recovery process, and check in with you to ensure you are taking care of your oral health and your dentures.
We hope you consider Bateman Dentistry if you need dentures. We’re happy to consult with you and take you through the next steps. Just complete the form on this page or call us at (423) 246-9231.