Certain cases may arise when you have lost teeth and will need replacement teeth until your permanent restorative dentistry option is ready. When something like this happens, we will act quickly at Oregon Smile Care Center to ensure that your temporary dentures are placed so that you’ll be able to smile without showing everyone around you that you have missing teeth. We can give you these replacement dentures if you have a dental emergency, you’ve unexpectedly lost teeth or have had them extracted, or you are waiting on dental implants to heal or dental bridges to be ready to place. Our same day smile treatment can help you replace your missing tooth or teeth the same day. Call our dental practice today to schedule your same day smile Salem, OR area appointment today.
Replacing Missing Teeth With Dentures In Salem, OR
Dentures are a prosthetic device that you wear on your gums, on your bone. If your teeth are very badly broken down, if you have severe periodontal disease where your teeth are loose, if you already have a lot of missing teeth, dentures can be an option. Dentures, especially on the top, were great. They suction cup to the roof of your mouth. There's a reason they've been around as long as they have. They're affordable, they're not very expensive in comparison to the other options that are out there, and they're convertible, so if you did do a top and bottom set of dentures, you wouldn't necessarily have to do the implants right away. You could wait two or three years down the road, five, and decide, "Hey, this isn't really fitting like it used to, I'd like to do the implants, and kind of solidify that denture more in my mouth."
Most of the time, we find that people who have an upper denture, usually they're happy with it. People who have a lower denture are not. It comes just from the ability to stay in your mouth. The upper has a palette, so as long as you have a good high palette, good roof of your mouth, and you don't have anything abnormal, you're a good candidate for dentures, if that's the route you want to go.
At Oregon Smile Care Center, we offer several different types of dentures including full, partials, and implant retained. When you have traditional full or partial dentures, you’ll be able to remove your dentures. This makes for easy cleaning, which in turn leads to a bright smile! So if you’re missing teeth, know that getting fitted for full dentures can restore your smile and your confidence!
Implant-retained dentures can only be removed by Dr. Hanson, which eliminates the hassle of taking them out to clean them. You just brush them like you would with normal teeth. Dentures that are implant retained will never move when you are talking, chewing, or just moving your mouth. You can count on the implant-secured dentures that we place at Oregon Smile Care Center.
Temporary Dentures for Dental Emergencies
A practice that holds their patients’ concerns as their top priority is not as common as you may think. At Oregon Smile Care Center, that is exactly what we do. We take care of our patients by being available at all hours of the day just in case a dental emergency arises.
When you have a dental emergency, you will immediately become a priority. If you lose teeth, you may not be able to have implants placed or your permanent tooth replacement option made within that day. When you do lose a tooth, make sure that you take the proper steps to preserve your tooth so Dr. Hanson can try to place it back into your mouth. You can do this by placing the tooth that has been knocked out in a glass of milk or water. If we are unable to re-implant your tooth for any reason, we can fit you with temporary dentures or another tooth restoration that will keep your smile looking normal until we can permanently replace your lost tooth or teeth.