Want to love your smile again and improve your quality of life?
Dentures may help.


What are Dentures?

Take back control of your smile! Eat the foods you love and restore your quality of life. It’s all possible with custom dentures. Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better.

When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile.

Types of dentures:


This fully removable denture is made and placed in your mouth after the
remaining teeth are removed, and
tissues have healed, which may take several months.


This removable denture is inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during a preliminary visit. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period but may need to have the denture relined or remade after your jaw has healed.


Sometimes some of your teeth can be saved to preserve your jawbone and provide stability and support for the denture. An overdenture fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth after they have been prepared by your dentist. Implants can serve the same function, too.


Fortunately, dental technology advancements allows the
denture process to be easier than ever before.

Why do I need dentures?

While dentures can be intimidating and a bit scary, they can give you back your beautiful smile and help you enjoy your life again. There are many reasons to obtain dentures; a few are as follows:

Dentures can increase your self-esteem.
You have improved your appearance and smile.
Dentures support your facial muscles.
Support from dentures can improve your speech.
Dentures allow patients to eat food they wouldn’t otherwise be able to eat without teeth.
Today’s dentures are designed to be functional and comfortable.
Dentures are easily removed, which allows you to quickly and thoroughly clean them.
Most dental insurance benefits plans cover dentures.


What is the Process?

The process of creating your perfect smile may take a little while, but the natural, stunning result will be worth it. There are mainly two different types of dentures, removable and implant. Removable dentures are more traditional and require the patient to remove them at night while they sleep. Implant dentures are not removable since they are attached directly to the jaw. To determine the best type of dentures for the patient, Dr. Rogers will conduct a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth.


1.The dental examination

The first step is the dental examination to determine the state of the patient’s oral health. During the examination, Dr. Rogers will search for any signs of infection, tooth decay, previous dental work that can hinder the denture process, and search for any other teeth that may need removal prior to placing the dentures.

2. Making the dentures

After the consultation, the dentist will take a mold of the teeth and measurements to ensure that the dentures fit the remaining teeth exactly.  We will then send the results to a dental lab that will build the dentures to the specifications.

3. Fitting the dentures

Once we complete the dentures, the patient will come into the office for a fitting to ensure the dentures fit without issue. We will ensure the individual can use dentures without pain or issue and make adjustments if necessary.

4. Adapting to dentures

It will take some time to adapt to your new smile. You will be amazed with your new teeth. While there may not be any pain, it may take some time to adjust to wearing the dentures. It may take some time to adapt to eating and speaking with the dentures, but the patient will eventually have the same function and control as with their original teeth.


How do I take care of my dentures?

Even if you wear full dentures, you still have to practice good dental hygiene. Brush your gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth every morning with a soft-bristled brush before inserting your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque. Remember, dentures, just like your teeth, can stain. Brushing can help them stay bright and clean.

  • Rinse your dentures before brushing to remove any loose food or debris.
  • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser to gently brush all dentures’ surfaces, so they don’t get scratched.
  • When brushing, clean your mouth thoroughly—including your gums, cheeks, the roof of your mouth, and tongue to remove any plaque. This can help reduce the risk of oral irritation and bad breath.
  • When you’re not wearing your dentures, put them in a safe place covered in water to keep them from warping.
  • Occasionally, denture wearers may use adhesives. Adhesives come in many forms: creams, powders, pads/wafers, strips, or liquids. If you use one of these products, read the instructions, and use them exactly as directed. Your dentist can recommend appropriate cleansers and adhesives; look for products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Products with the ADA Seal are evaluated for safety and effectiveness.
Why do my dentures not feel exactly like my natural teeth?

New dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. The dentures may feel loose while your cheek and tongue muscles learn to keep them in place. It is not unusual to experience minor irritation or soreness. You may find that saliva flow temporarily increases. As your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures, these problems should go away.

Follow-up appointments with the dentist are generally needed after a denture is inserted so the fit can be checked and adjusted. If any problem persists, particularly irritation or soreness, be sure to consult your dentist.

What do I do if my dentures get damaged?

If your dentures are damaged, come and see us at the office so we can examine them and determine the best way to fix them. One thing to keep in mind is that your dentures will need to be adjusted several times after you first receive them to ensure the most comfortable and secure fit. Many patients call into our office worried their dentures are damaged because they don’t fit correctly when in actuality, they only need to be adjusted by the dentist.

If you determine your dentures are damaged, please don’t try to fix your dentures on your own since this can cause extensive damage. However, there are certain things you can do at home before heading to the dentist.

1. Gather anything that has broken off, including writing, and bring it with you to the office.

2. Use dental wax. If the clasps have become slightly loose, they could be rubbing against your gums and irritating them. We suggest using dental wax to place on the wire as a temporary barrier until you can come into the office.

3. Do not wear damaged dentures. Take them out. Soak your dentures or place them in a case for transportation to our office.

We are an emergency dentist, and if you damage your dentures, we encourage you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible by calling 801-794-8344.

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