At Premier Choice Dental Center, Dr. John Bennion and Dr. Ryan Boswell understand the need for a denture service in Belgrade, Montana, and the surrounding areas. Instead of taking time out of your life to travel to another city to complete your smile you can get the care you need at our denture center. We believe that quality restorative dental work should always be within reach and our denture center offers the following services:
Immediate Dentures—Dentures placed when teeth are extracted
With our state of the art dental lab in our office we are usually able to provide these services in one day. We invite you to call our office today at 406-813-8551 to learn more and schedule a visit with our dentists. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule an appointment with our experienced team. We look forward to helping you care for your smile.
Types of Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you have lost all your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.
Immediate dentures: are dentures placed in your mouth on the same day that the dentist extracts your teeth. This way you never go without teeth. You’ll wear the dentures for about 6 months while your gums are healing. During this period, we will place temporary liners in the dentures to make them fit while your gums change shape. Immediate dentures also protect your gum tissue as your mouth heals from the extraction. At the end of the healing process a reline will be necessary.
Relining dentures: adds material to the inner plate that hugs your gums, either to conform to any changes in the underlying hard and soft tissue in your mouth or to repair and replace lost or broken parts of the denture.
Rebasing may be recommended when the teeth of your denture are still in good condition and have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. Rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base providing a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.
A cast partial denture: work by attaching artificial teeth to natural teeth to replace any missing teeth. It has a metal framework that clasps and rests on your teeth, to keep it firmly in position.
Temporary Partial dentures are made of a resin base into which artificial teeth are inserted and are custom made by the lab from models of your mouth. A temporary partial, is sometimes referred to as a flipper, is usually indicated for tooth replacement immediately after extraction so you are never without a tooth.
Traditional temporary partial dentures: are made from a hard, rigid resin or acrylic. Though they are significantly more comfortable, durable, and lightweight than historical versions, these partial dentures are still subject to breakage and some people find them uncomfortable. Flexible partial dentures are made of a softer, more flexible resin.
Flexible partial dentures: are designed to replace a single tooth or a few teeth rather than a full set of teeth. Rather than connecting to existing teeth with a metal clasp, they also have a comfortable, more aesthetically pleasing flexible metal clasp.
Flexible partial dentures are most used as a temporary tooth loss solution while awaiting a more permanent fix (such as implant dentures). They are considerably more difficult to repair and reline than traditional dentures, so their usable life is shorter. However, on some occasions they are used as a permanent tooth replacement – particularly for people who may not be a good candidate for bridgework or implants.
There are several reasons to choose flexible partial dentures, including:
They cost less than traditional dentures.
They are more resistant to staining.
They are less likely to break since they are not rigid.
Some wearers find them more comfortable.
They help preserve the health of remaining teeth.
They prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
They are less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
They are more lightweight.
Many people find them easier to adjust to than traditional rigid dentures.
Implant-supported dentures: are devices combine these two-modern prosthetics. During the installation of these dentures, an oral surgeon will surgically attach four to six implants, typically titanium screws, into the patient's jawbone. Removable or implant-supported dentures are designed specifically to be removable.
Many individuals who have no teeth in one or both jaws find removable dentures an economical way to restore their smiles. Yet dentures are not always so easy to wear. Sometimes they slip when you try to eat or speak. It happens more often with a lower denture, which can easily become dislodged by the tongue — a more powerful muscle than you might think. A loose denture can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from eating a nutritious diet. Removable dentures will also cause bone loss in the jaw over time by pressing down on the bony ridges that formerly supported the teeth. Fortunately, there is a simple way to prevent all of these problems: supporting your removable dentures with dental implants.
You may have heard about dental implants acting as lifelike replacements for individual missing teeth, and that's certainly of great benefit to those who still have many of their natural teeth. But when you have no teeth left in one or both jaws, putting in a dental implant for every tooth is not economically feasible, nor is it necessarily desirable. An excellent solution is simply to place as few as two dental implants in the lower jaw to support a removable denture so that it does not come loose when worn. An implant-supported removable denture can — and should — still be taken out for cleaning and maintenance.
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While we specialize in providing dentures, dental implants and oral surgery, we also provide other dental services in our area. From cleanings and exams to oral health screenings, you can count on our team to meet your oral health needs.
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