Farmington Hills, MI dentist can help you get back your smile with a full denture
What is a full denture?A full denture is a cosmetic and functional replacement for an entire arch of teeth. This restoration is highly desirable for patients who may not have other options available to them. While dental bridges and dental implants are viable solutions for patients with missing teeth, it is not cost-effective to replace all the upper or lower teeth with these methodologies. Dr. Richard S. Bernstein instead will recommend the use of a full denture. These appliances are made with high-quality acrylics to ensure a natural-looking smile when complete.
How do I care for a full denture?Full dentures require routine care to keep them looking great. Patients are also encouraged to handle them properly to reduce the risk of breakage. Here are a few tips for caring for your full denture:
- When removing or placing in the smile, run the denture under running water.
- When holding a denture, place a towel on the counter or in the skin in the event of dropping.
- Brush the denture as you would your regular teeth to keep the dentures clean and remove food particles.
- Soak the denture in denture cleansing products overnight to ensure they stay moist.
- If a denture no longer fits properly, the appliance may need to be adjusted or replaced by the dentist.
- Bring the denture to each dental appointment so Dr. Richard S. Bernstein can examine fit and function.
How is a full denture made?Once patients have spoken with their dentist and have determined that a full denture is the best solution for their tooth loss, any remaining teeth in the arch are extracted. The dentist takes an impression of the gums on the top and/or bottom, depending on which arch is being treated. These impressions are sent to an outside laboratory for the fabrication of the final denture. The denture is made with specific instructions from Dr. Richard S. Bernstein to ensure proper fit, function, and appearance. Patients can work with their dentist to design the smile they’ve always wanted! After a week or two, patients return to the practice to have their denture placed. During this appointment, patients will learn about how to care and handle their denture to ensure longevity.
Who is a candidate for a full denture?Patients best suited for a full denture are patients ready to replace the entire arch of the upper or lower jaw. Patients are often ruled out for alternative options such as bridges or dental implants based on their specific needs and unique situation.
What about an implant-retained denture?
Request an appointment with Dr. Richard S. Bernstein today!If you reside in the area of Farmington Hills, MI and are seeking the assistance of a dedicated professional for quality dental care, we welcome you to call 248.636.2100. By scheduling a visit with Dr. Richard S. Bernstein, patients can learn about the advantages of working with an experienced dentist to achieve a beautiful smile with full dentures!
Richard S. Bernstein D.D.S
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With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Bernstein is a renowned cosmetic dentist and is passionate about providing the best for his patients, making him a respected pillar of trust amongst his community. He possesses a Masters in Biochemistry - WSU School of Medicine, and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery - University of Detroit.He is presently a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD) to name a few.
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