TULSA DENTISTS EXPERIENCED WITH DENTURES
Helping Your Family Achieve A Complete Smile
Our teeth are strong, especially when we take good care of them, but they may not always last forever. At Shortline Dental in Tulsa, OK, our family dentists know that a healthy smile is a whole smile. For years, we have assisted patients fill in their incomplete smiles with dentures. A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue, and is made to closely resemble your natural teeth.
Reasons For Dentures
No two mouths are exactly the same, so the reasons for people getting dentures can vary. We have seen patients who have needed dentures:
Due to loss of all teeth in an arch (complete denture)
Due to loss of several teeth in an arch (partial denture)
To enhance smile and facial tissues
To improve chewing, speech, and digestion
There are two types of dentures available to you, depending on your needs:
What Does Getting Dentures Involve?
The process of getting dentures is at minimum a 3 step process. At your first visit, highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken of your mouth to create your custom denture. The second visit will be a try-in where we make sure the fit is correct and the teeth are positioned correctly and check the shade. At your final visit, the dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit. If the patient has had multiple extractions directly preceding the placement of dentures, more visits may be needed over the next several months as the bone and gum tissue heal in order to maintain a good fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however, this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures. You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits with one of our Tulsa, OK dentists will aid in the life of your new dentures.
Contact Us Today For Better Dental Health Tomorrow
Our dentists and staff at Shortline Dental in Tulsa, OK look forward to serving you and your family. Call one of our three Tulsa offices today to schedule a visit, or make your appointment online. We offer flexible office hours, including some weekend hours, and we even accept walk-ins. Shortline Dental believes that high-quality dental care doesn’t need to come with a high cost, so we also gladly accept Medicaid and SoonerCare.