As we age, our mouth, teeth, and gums age too. We may begin to lose a few permanent teeth. Physical trauma, gum disease, and tooth decay can also lead to adult tooth loss.
There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose, weak, or have fallen out of the mouth. When bone loss around the roots of the teeth is great enough to result in loose teeth or tooth loss, it’s time for dentures.
Don’t worry. We create natural-looking, custom-made dentures at Jordan Landing Dental Care that will allow you to eat and talk normally again!
What to Expect from your Denture Appointments
During your first denture visit, Dr. Erickson will examine the entire mouth and determine which teeth are no longer in good health. He will schedule you an extraction appointment, where we can remove the teeth that are threatening your healthy smile. We will ensure that your extraction is stress-free by offering local anesthesia and sedation dentistry.
Next, your dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth. There is an adjustment period once the dentures are placed, but you will soon be able to speak, chew, and smile with ease. Dr. Erickson is here to help with any adjustments you may need.
Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures | Partial dentures are anchored to dental implants or healthy teeth. They are well-suited for patients who are not yet missing all of their natural teeth.
Full Dentures | Full dentures replace a complete arch of upper or lower teeth. They can form a seal with the gums to stay in place.
Dental Implant Dentures | Dental implants can further stabilize your partial or full dentures. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, and they serve as secure anchors for dentures.
Are you ready to smile with confidence again? We can provide you with dentures that are customized to meet your preferences.
Dr. Andy Erickson, DDS is here to explain your choice to you and help you decide which treatment you need. Once you are properly informed, you will be able to make the choice that is going to bring you the most comfort and smile satisfaction.