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Dentures – Blaine, MN

The Tried-and-True Solution to Missing Teeth

You no longer have to imagine a complete and functional smile because our team offers custom-crafted, natural-looking full, partial, and implant dentures in Blaine that can make your dream a reality! Not only can these replacement teeth restore the appearance of your smile, helping you laugh and speak with confidence again, but they also make basic daily tasks like eating and speaking easier. To learn whether dentures can benefit you, call our office to schedule a consultation today!

Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?

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There are multiple types of dentures that we can craft to meet a wide range of needs, making this a versatile treatment option that can fit most patients’ tooth loss situations. We typically recommend this option for patients who are either missing several or all of their teeth in an arch, and based on a thorough examination, we’ll present you with a detailed treatment journey so you know what to expect during the process. In some cases, patients may require tooth extractions or other preparatory procedures before they can be fitted for a denture.

Types of Dentures

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Based on the type of tooth loss you face, your dentist in Blaine will suggest one of the following denture designs to help improve your quality of life and restore your smile.

Partial Dentures

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A partial denture consists of multiple teeth on a gum-colored resin base that wraps around the remaining teeth in the mouth. A partial is not fixed in place. It is normally secured using clips or brackets that wrap around the adjacent teeth and is removable.

Full Dentures

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A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures are designed to replace all the upper or lower teeth. Although they provide a cost-effective way to restore chewing and speaking function, for patients who are looking to restore the entire structure of missing teeth for a lifelike look and feel, we often recommend dental implants.

Implant Dentures

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To avoid the need for unsightly clips or denture adhesives, the addition of dental implants to a treatment plan may provide an extra level of stability for a denture or partial. Through a brief surgery, dental implants can be placed to hold your denture or partial in position. You won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound. To learn more about the advantages of dental implants, click here.

The Benefits of Dentures

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Some of the benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy when you choose dentures to restore your smile include:

  • Cost-effective treatment for tooth loss
  • Custom-crafted for your individual needs
  • Natural-looking gum-colored base and ceramic or porcelain teeth
  • Improved speaking abilities
  • Effectively restore your bite, and in turn, your balanced diet
  • Easy to clean
  • Can last for seven to 10 years with proper maintenance
  • Preserve your facial shape

To learn how dentures can help you, give our office a call today!

Dentures FAQs

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Dentures in Blaine have been the go-to solution to replace missing teeth for generations, but dentures are a big step. It's normal to have some concerns about the road ahead. Don't worry, your dentist will explain everything during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about dentures.

Can I Sleep with My Dentures?

New materials and technologies allow dentures to fit more comfortably than ever before, so you may never want to take them out. However, after the first 24 hours, you must remove your dentures at night. They restrict blood circulation to your gums during the day, which can lead to sores, inflammation, and infections if the soft tissues aren't given a break. Research has also shown that wearing your dentures too much can lead to accelerated bone loss.

Taking your dentures out before bed will help you get the most from your investment while also keeping your mouth healthy. Besides brushing them, place them in an overnight soaking solution to keep them moist and kill any bacteria.

Can I Use Regular Toothpaste to Clean My Dentures?

Toothpaste can be abrasive, which can scratch your dentures. Food debris and plaque can get trapped in the small crevices, causing them to look discolored and leading to unpleasant odors. Bacteria can damage your dentures over time, causing you to need replacements sooner.

It's best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste or a mild dishwashing liquid. You can also purchase over-the-counter cleaning kits to keep your dentures looking and smelling their best. With the correct care, your dentures can last for 5 to 7 years before needing to be replaced.

Can I Still Eat Steak with Dentures?

It is possible to eat steak with dentures, but your dentist in Blaine will recommend it in moderation. Steak requires a lot of chewing, which puts additional wear and tear on your dentures. It can also cause gum and jaw pain from prolonged chewing. If you can't resist a juicy steak, tenderize it before cooking it. Cut it into small pieces to make it easier to chew. A denture adhesive can give you more stability, so you can enjoy your meal without your teeth falling out.

Is a Broken Denture a Dental Emergency?

You can't go without any teeth, which is why a broken denture is a dental emergency. Never use glue or adhesives to fix your denture at home because it can cause additional damage. Not to mention, glue and adhesives can contain toxic ingredients or cause allergic reactions.

It's best to leave the mending for professionals. Use an old denture if possible and contact our office. We will get you into the office quickly to provide the necessary repair or replacement.