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Eat and talk easily with properly fitted dentures

If you’re missing teeth, or have been living with dentures that don’t fit right, a new set of expertly fitted dentures can make a big difference in your life. Talking and eating is easier, and an improved smile can really help restore your confidence.

Making your dentures

We start off by getting an accurate impression of your upper and lower arches to determine your natural bite, and sending them off to the lab as the basis for preliminary dentures. On your next visit, Dr. Cheng will help you choose the gum and tooth shades that suit your mouth.

Once you have your preliminary dentures, we will adjust your bite, test your speech, and check overall appearance and functionality. Then, when we have a good fit, we send it back to the lab for fabrication of the final product. After delivery, you’ll need some time to adapt to your new dentures – you may need to come in for a few adjustment visits to ensure the best possible fit.

Here are a few options you can discuss with the doctor when you come in for your consultation.

Implant supported dentures: These are becoming more and more popular because of their natural look and stability. We start by placing implants, then we make dentures you can lock into place.

Immediate dentures: These are dentures that are placed in your mouth immediately after your teeth have been removed. It makes the transition to regular dentures less noticeable and keeps you chewing and eating normally while you wait for your mouth to heal.

Partial dentures: A great solution if you’ve lost one or more teeth, these attach to your existing teeth. Implant-supported partials are a popular option. So are Valplast dentures, which are more aesthetically pleasing; they don’t use metal as their base, and feature comfortable hooks made of flexible plastic.

Stayplate (temporary denture): If you’re scheduled to have a tooth pulled before being fitted for your partial denture, we may suggest this temporary solution while your gums and bone heal. A stayplate replaces the missing tooth or teeth and can help you with chewing and speaking until a more permanent solution is achieved. It can also help maintain your appearance and keep your remaining teeth from shifting.

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