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Dentures – Marion, IN

Reliably Replacing All Your Teeth

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Dentures have long been a trusted solution for tooth loss, and they’ve never been more comfortable or effective than they are today. Modern complete and partial dentures from our Marion, IN dentist are natural-looking, sturdy, and work wonders for replacing several or a whole row of missing teeth.

Why Choose Bruner Dental for Dentures?

  • All-on-4 Implant Dentures Available
  • State of the Art Dental Technology
  • A Full Team of Caring Dental Experts

Complete Dentures for a Full Arch

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When you have lost a whole row of teeth in the top or bottom of your mouth, a complete (or full) denture replaces the teeth and provides the support your jaw needs. Held in place using natural suction or with the help of a denture adhesive, complete dentures restore a patient’s ability to eat, speak, and smile with total confidence once again.

Partial Dentures Fit Like a Puzzle Piece

Model smile with partial denture

When one or more healthy natural teeth remain in the gum line, a partial denture fills in the gaps. Whether the teeth are missing all in a row or from different areas of the mouth, the partial denture fits with the remaining teeth like a missing puzzle piece. Clips and metal brackets hold the partial denture in place.

Dental Implant-Retained Dentures Provide More Stability

Woman with dentures holding a green apple

For eligible candidates, there is no better method for replacing missing teeth than with dental implants. They provide a prosthetic root for the removable denture that is attached on top. Tiny titanium cylinders, dental implants fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. It takes four to eight months for the bone to grow around the implants, but once the process is complete, your dental implants are as stable as your natural teeth.

The benefits of dental implants include:

  • Restored ability to eat, speak, and smile with ease
  • Freedom from denture adhesives
  • Improved oral health
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime

Candidates for dental implants are patients who are in good oral and overall health. People with severe gum disease or health conditions that affect the immune system, like diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and advanced-stage cancer are usually unfit to undergo the procedure for dental implants.

Getting Used to Your Denture

Man and woman with dentures laughing together

It may take some time to get used to your new denture. Eating and speaking will feel different at first, but continue wearing your denture to speed through the adjustment phase. Cut your food into small bites to make eating easier, and practice reading aloud to get used to speaking with your prosthetic teeth.

Taking care of a denture is a simple but crucial part of its success. Remove and rinse your prosthetic every time you eat, and brush the denture with a mild hand soap at least once a day. Soak your dentures at night to help them retain their shape. Be careful to never use hot water when cleaning your denture, as doing so can cause it to warp. Keep an eye on how your denture fits, and if a problem develops, get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible. A reline or refit may be necessary.

Denture Frequently Asked Questions

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We understand that getting dentures is a big change in your life, and you probably have some questions about what to expect moving forward. Whether you want to know more about the process of getting dentures or what you need to do to take care of them at home, Dr. Bruner and the rest of our team are here with the answers you need. Of course, some questions are more common than others; below are a few examples.

How Long Does It Take to Get Dentures After Extraction?

Once teeth have been removed for a full denture, you normally won’t receive the final restoration until your mouth has healed. We’ll also need time to ensure that the dentures fit properly. As such, it often takes between six to eight weeks to get dentures after an extraction. There are immediate dentures that can be placed right away so that you don’t have to wait in order to be able to eat and speak properly; the trade-off is that they might have to be relined after the mouth recovers and the shape of the underlying bone and gum tissue has changed. Also, if you’re getting implant-retained dentures, you can expect to wait between four to six months after implant placement to receive a permanent restoration.

Is It Okay to Sleep with Dentures?

After the first 24 hours of wearing dentures, you should start taking them out before you go to bed every night. Since they rest directly on your gums, they can not only irritate the gum tissue, but they might also speed up the process of ridge resorption by cutting off circulation to the area. By removing your dentures, you are allowing the gums to recover and make sure they continue to get the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

Will I Still Be Able to Eat Steak with Dentures?

If you have implant dentures, you’ll be able to eat anything you want, including tough foods like steak. Traditional dentures, on the other hand, aren’t as stable as natural teeth, so you’ll need to be very careful with such meals. Try to stick with easier-to-chew cuts like tenderloin and have them tenderized first. When you eat, cut your food into small pieces that are easier to handle. You may want an adhesive to make sure that your teeth stay in place while you’re eating.

How Much Does Getting Dentures Cost?

First, we need to consider if tooth extractions are necessary and, if so, determine how complex the surgery will be. (Surgical extractions are more costly than simple ones.) Extractions are normally needed for full dentures but usually aren’t necessary for partial dentures. And of course, the type of denture you get will affect the final cost as well. Partial dentures, full dentures, and implant dentures all have unique prices attached. In short, the final cost of your own dentures won’t necessarily be the same as someone else’s; thus, the only way to get a reliable estimate is to schedule a consultation.

Let’s Talk About Your Tooth Replacement Today

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Don’t wait to have your missing teeth replaced with a full or partial denture. Bruner Dental Center provides beautiful, natural-looking tooth replacement. Request an appointment online today!

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