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If you’re looking for an attractive, affordable replacement for missing teeth, dentures could be the right treatment for you. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full arch, Dr. Kovacevic can customize a full or partial denture to restore your smile.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
We feature two types of removable dentures at our practice for your convenience. No matter how many teeth you’re missing, Dr. Kovacevic will ensure your restoration looks attractive and fits comfortably.
If you’re only missing one tooth, or a few, we’ll customize a partial denture just for you. Designed to fill the gaps in your smile, partial dentures offer a fast and cost-effective solution for tooth loss.
If you’re missing a whole arch of teeth, Dr. Kovacevic will help you achieve a fully-functional smile with a complete denture. Beyond looking natural, a complete denture will allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence once again.
For patients who want a more stable restoration, we can secure a full or partial denture with dental implants. Since implant-supported dentures are anchored to your jaw, you won’t have to worry about them sliding around or falling out of your mouth.
Thanks to the unique process of osseointegration, implant-supported dentures stimulate healthy jawbone growth to protect your long-term oral health. They also never need to be removed, making them easier to care for and keep clean.
If you want a replacement for missing teeth that’s attractive, affordable, and minimally invasive, then you may be a candidate for dentures. Customized to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, dentures can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Unlike dental implants, removable dentures don’t require a strong jaw for support, making them an especially great option for patients who have suffered from jawbone deterioration. If you’ve lived with missing teeth for a long time, dentures are likely the most convenient treatment.
Maintaining and Repairing Dentures
The key to helping your dentures last is being gentle — they can easily break if you drop them or handle them roughly. It’s also essential to keep them moist by storing them in water or an ADA-approved soaking solution when you’re not wearing them. Don’t use hot water, as this will cause your dentures to warp.
Keep your dentures clean by brushing them every day to remove food crumbs, plaque, and other debris. Brushing your gums and tongue before applying your dentures also helps to keep them clean and free of stains.
If you damage your dentures, don’t attempt to fix them yourself. This will likely only make things worse and set your treatment back further. Contact our practice immediately if you experience any problems with your dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions
If my current dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
Contact Dr. Kovacevic right away if your dentures don’t fit properly. He may be able to reline your dentures for a precise fit. Otherwise, you may want to try implant-supported dentures.
My dentures broke, how do I fix them?
If you damage or break your dentures, do not attempt to fix them yourself. Store them in a safe place and visit our office as soon as you can.
Does dental insurance cover dentures?
Most dental insurance plans will cover a portion of your dentures treatment, usually up to 50% of the total cost.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures typically consist of teeth made from porcelain or acrylic resin set in a gum-colored base. The base can be made from acrylic resin or chrome cobalt metal.
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove stains?
You can keep your dentures clean by soaking them overnight, in addition to brushing them with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive cleaner every day.
If your dentures become stained, don’t try to soak them in bleach or use any whitening products, as these can damage your dentures. Instead, visit Dr. Kovacevic for a professional polishing.
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are secured to your jaw for unmatched stability and convenience. They’re easy to clean, never removed, and stimulate jawbone growth to protect your oral health. With implant-supported dentures, you can enjoy all the benefits of an attractive and fully functional smile.
Visit Dr. Kovacevic for Dentures
Whether you need a full or partial denture, Dr. Kovacevic will customize your restoration to ensure it looks natural and fits comfortably. He can also anchor your new teeth with dental implants for added stability.
To learn more about dentures, call our practice at (724) 836-2433 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kovacevic. We look forward to meeting you.