Helping your family achieve a complete smile
Our teeth are strong, especially when we take good care of them, but they may not always last forever. At Shortline Dental in Tulsa, OK, our family dentists know that a healthy smile is a whole smile. For years, we have assisted patients fill in their incomplete smiles with dentures. A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue, and is made to closely resemble your natural teeth.
Reasons for dentures
No two mouths are exactly the same, so the reasons for people getting dentures can vary. We have seen patients who have needed dentures:
- Due to loss of all teeth in an arch (complete denture)
- Due to loss of several teeth in an arch (partial denture)
- To enhance smile and facial tissues
- To improve chewing, speech, and digestion
There are two types of dentures available to you, depending on your needs:
- Complete dentures
- Partial dentures
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures. You will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits with one of our Tulsa, OK dentists will aid in the life of your new dentures.
Contact us today for better dental health tomorrow
Our dentists and staff at Shortline Dental in Tulsa, OK look forward to serving you and your family. Call one of our three Tulsa offices today to schedule a visit, or make your appointment online. We offer flexible office hours, including some weekend hours, and we even accept walk-ins. Shortline Dental believes that high-quality dental care doesn’t need to come with a high cost, so we also gladly accept Medicaid and SoonerCare.